May 23, 2022

Video: “The Future of Linked Data in Libraries: Assessing BIBFRAME Against Best Practices”

The presentation seen in the video below took place at the Fall 2015 CNI Membership Meeting in Washington, D.C. on November 16, 2016.


The Future of Linked Data in Libraries: Assessing BIBFRAME Against Best Practices


Robert Sanderson
Technical Collaboration Facilitator
Stanford University


The Library of Congress and Stanford University have assessed the current BIBFRAME ontology specification best practices from the Linked Data community to inform further development towards a new version. By aligning with best practices, it increases the likelihood of adoption outside of the core community and lowers the barrier to entry for those within it. This presentation will step through what those best practices are, discuss the extent to which they are applied in BIBFRAME and describe some of the agreed upon steps for remediation where needed. As such, it is a sneak peek at the future of linked data in libraries.

Presentation Slides (.pptx)

See Also: Bibliographic Framework (BIBFRAME) in Action: A Presentation Recorded at the Library of Congress (Video)

See Also: More Fall 2015 CNI Membership Meeting Videos

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