Bibliographic Framework Initiative: OCLC and Library of Congress Publish White Paper on Linked Data
Jointly released by OCLC and the Library of Congress, this white paper compares and contrasts the compatible linked data initiatives at both institutions. It is an executive summary of a more detailed technical analysis that will be released later this year.
Highlights From the Report
- Work on the Library of Congress’ BIBFRAME vocabulary has advanced nearly to the point of testing its use for original cataloging, which they will be doing later this year
- OCLC has published linked data on WorldCat.org using both the Schema.org vocabulary as well as extensions to that vocabulary defined at BiblioGraph.net
- LC and OCLC continue to work collaboratively to identify the different use cases of these efforts and how they complement each other in a rich bibliographic universe.
Direct to Full Text White Paper: Common Ground: Exploring Compatibilities Between the Linked Data Models of the Library of Congress and OCLC (12 pages; PDF, US Letter Version)
Direct to Full Text White Paper: White Paper (A4 Version; PDF)
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Gary Price (firstname.lastname@example.org) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. He earned his MLIS degree from Wayne State University in Detroit. Price has won several awards including the SLA Innovations in Technology Award and Alumnus of the Year from the Wayne St. University Library and Information Science Program. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com.