Bibliographic Framework Initiative (Library of Congress)

The Library of Congress > BIBFRAME

bf: BIBFRAMEInitiated by the Library of Congress, BIBFRAME provides a foundation for the future of bibliographic description, both on the web, and in the broader networked world that is grounded in Linked Data techniques. A major focus of the initiative is to determine a transition path for the MARC 21 formats while preserving a robust data exchange that has supported resource sharing and cataloging cost savings in recent decades.

Model and Vocabulary (2.0)

Model description, vocabulary presented in various views, guidelines, examples, analyses.

BIBFRAME 2.0 to MARC 21 Conversion Tools - new

MARC 21 to BIBFRAME 2.0 Conversion Tools

Implementation, Tools and Downloads

Implementation register, editor, other tools and downloads.


What's New

BIBFRAME Update Forum (January 24, 2021)
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BIBFRAME Update Forum (June 24, 2020)
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Editor interface design
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BIBFRAME to MARC conversion specifications and programs
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Blog Post: "Integrating Wikidata at the Library of Congress," by Matt Miller
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