Everyone is welcome at the LC Bibliographic Framework Initiative Update Forum, Sunday, June 30 at 10:30 am, McCormick Place Convention Center E352 (see full description below under June 30).  Roberta I. Shaffer (Library of Congress), Eric Miller (Zepheira), Jeremy Nelson (Colorado College), Vinod Chachra, VTLS), and Jean Godby (OCLC Research) will all speak.  

For those who have conflicts with the BIBFRAME Update Forum meeting time, here are some other opportunities to hear about BIBFRAME and LC's Linked Data Service at the 2013 Annual Conference and Exhibition—presented in chronological order:


“The BIBFRAME Model: High-level Concepts and Objectives.” Library of Congress Exhibit Booth Theater Presentation.
1:00 pm. Speaker: Kevin Ford

“On BIBFRAME Instance.” LITA/ALCTS MARC Formats Transition Interest Group, McCormick Place Convention Center, E351.
3:00-4:00 pm: Speaker: Kevin Ford.

SUNDAY, June 30

Linked Library Data (LITA): Managed Discussion, McCormick Place Convention Center, N129.
8:30-10:00 am: Discussion Participant: Jackie Shieh, George Washington University (an "Early Experimenter")

LITA/ALCTS Library Linked Data Interest Group will host a managed discussion on topics related to linked data. The discussion will begin with a brief talk from a representative of one of the Early Experimenter libraries in the LC BIBFRAME Initiative. We're hoping this will spark an interesting discussion!

LC Bibliographic Framework Initiative Update Forum, McCormick Place Convention Center, E352.
10:30 am-12:00 pm. (see speaker list below)

The Bibliographic Framework Initiative (BIBFRAME) is a major community challenge to provide an alternative to the deeply embedded MARC formats that will be more compatible with the Web and Internet environment that offers new opportunities to leverage information. The program speakers will address multiple facets of BIBFRAME development -- how it fits into the major thrusts of Library of Congress programs and how it will attempt to span the different data models of the library and related communities.  Two institutions that are experimenting with the general BIBFRAME model have been asked to report, along with a discussion of its relationship to schema.org (the recent search engine attempt at standardization).

BIBFRAME in the Library of Congress context
     Roberta I. Shaffer, Associate Librarian for Library Services, Library of Congress
     Eric Miller, President, Zepheira
Community experimenters:
     Experimenting with Bibframe & Redis - Jeremy Nelson, Metadata/Systems Librarian, Colorado College
     BIBFRAME experimentation, link data navigation and future OPACs - Vinod Chachra, President and CEO, VTLS
BIBFRAME and schema.org                               
     Jean Godby, Senior Research Scientist, OCLC Research

“The BIBFRAME Model: High-level Concepts and Objectives.” Library of Congress Exhibit Booth Theater Presentation.
June 29, 2:30-3:00 pm. Speaker: Kevin Ford

MONDAY, July 1

“Future of Subject Analysis in the BIBFRAME Model.” ALCTS Subject Analysis Committee, Valenica Room, InterContinental Chicago Hotel (INTER), 505 N. Michigan Ave.
1:00-2:00 pm. Speaker: Eric Miller.