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BibFrame and the Future of MARC Cataloging: An Introduction
This 90-minute session will introduce the Library of Congress’s BibFrame project, the “bibliographic framework” that is intended to replace MARC format as a way to encode cataloging information. It will introduce the concept, characteristics, and features of BibFrame, explain its relationship to current standards and practices, and discuss the possible timeline and process for implementation by bibliographic utilities, Integrated Library Systems, and libraries.
At the end of this session, participants will:
- Understand the characteristics and features of the Library of Congress’s BibFrame project
- Be able to explain its relationship to MARC and other cataloging tools and standards
- Be aware of the possible timetable and process for implementation as they are currently envisioned
- Know what practitioners can do to learn more and be ready for implementation