October 24, 2014

Bibliographic Data: Library of Congress Planning to Develop Web-Based BIBFRAME Profile Creation and Search Tools

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 Bibliographic Data: Library of Congress Planning to Develop Web Based BIBFRAME Profile Creation and Search ToolsTwo Request for Quote (RFQ) solicitations that the Library of Congress recently posted are seeking companies that can develop some software for LCs BIBFRAME initiative.

RFQ 1: Develop Search and Display Tool

Develop a search tool that queries some kind of store (an index or database, for example) containing resource descriptions that are compatible with the BIBFRAME Vocabulary and Model.

The RFQ itself is available here.

From the Doc:

The objective for development of this search and display tool is to create a working demonstration of a BIBFRAME search and dis- play tool for community stakeholders and to make the resulting code available for free download so that developers can experiment with and build on the tool. This will enable experimentation with BIBFRAME in the community and help the Library to determine the next steps in this extensive development effort.

The Project will develop a search tool that queries some kind of store (an index or database, for example) containing resource descriptions that are compatible with the BIBFRAME Vocabulary and Model. The Library of Congress will supply these resource descrip- tions. It will display the data in a way useful for bringing out the valuable linkages in the descriptions and the structure of the descrip- tions. It will support a form of faceting to navigate the result set and database. This project is essential for the Library to continue to “Lead and work collaboratively with external communities to advance knowledge and creativity”, a part of the Library’s strategic plan.

RFQ 2: Create web-based application to create and edit BIBFRAME Profiles

From the Solicitation:

The objective for development of this Profile Editor is to create a small web-based application to create and otherwise manipulate BIBFRAME Profiles. The resulting code will be made free for download so that other libraries may make use of the tool. This will enable experimentation with BIBFRAME in the community and help the Library to determine the next steps in this extensive development effort.

The Project will create a web-based application to create and edit BIBFRAME Profiles. The Library of Congress will supply the BIBFRAME Profile Specification and sample, conformant profiles. The Profile Editor will be able to list all local BIBFRAME Profiles, to load one such Profile, to modify the Profile and to save the Profile. The Profile Editor will be able to create new BIBFRAME Pro- files and save them. This project is essential for the Library to continue to “Lead and work collaboratively with external communities to advance knowledge and creativity”, a part of the Library’s strategic plan.

Interested parties have until this Friday (September 5th) to submit materials to LC.

See Also: Learn More About BIBFRAME

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