BIBFRAME - Bibliographic Framework Initiative

Enhanced Cataloging for Better BIBFRAME Converter Output

"Initiated 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. In addition to being a replacement for MARC, BIBFRAME serves as a general model for expressing and connecting bibliographic data. A major focus of the initiative will be 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."

                                                                       -- Library of Congress

We are currently working with Stanford University to provide enhanced RDA records for newly acquired materials that will improve the output of the Library of Congress BIBFRAME Converter. The enhancements focus on providing URIs or data in a different format to improve conversion with an objective is to minimize manual changes needed to Converter output.