May 28, 2022

New Video: “The SHARE-VDE Project: Fulfilling the Potential of BIBFRAME” (Recording of Presentation at Library of Congress)

The following presentation was recorded at the Library of Congress on February 6, 2018 and runs 86 minutes.

Title: The SHARE-VDE Project: Fulfilling the Potential of BIBFRAME

Presenters: Michele Casalini and Tiziana Possemato

Michele Casalini and Tiziana Possemato discuss the SHARE Virtual Discovery Environment in Linked Data, a library community-driven research and development project with the main goal of contributing in bringing BIBFRAME into practice for the benefit of librarians and library patrons. Through the individual processes of analysis, enrichment, reconciliation, conversion and publication of data from MARC21 to RDF, and in the context of libraries with different systems, habits and cataloguing traditions, a three BIBFRAME layer architecture environment (Person/Work, Instance, Item) is established.

The deliverables of the project include the conversion into BIBFRAME of over 100 million bibliographic and authority records for the entire catalogue of the participating institutions. The SHARE-VDE project is carried out through discussion and experimentation of the options for the native RDF data creation, enhancement and sharing of all type of resources with the library, archive and museum communities, also revealing the richness within the data of existing collections, often hidden or unexpressed in a traditional catalogue.

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Speakers Bios

Michele Casalini is managing director of Casalini Libri, which produces authority and bibliographical data, supplies books and journals, and handles e-content for publishers and libraries. Following studies in modern languages and literature at the University of Florence and a period working with the publishing company La Nuova Italia, Casalini specialized in information technology and management. She is board member of the Council on Library and Information Resources.

Tiziana Possemato holds a degree in philosophy from La Sapienza in Rome, diplomas in archival science and library sciences from the Vatican Library Schools and a master’s degree in library sciences from the University of Florence. She has led projects in library automation, analysis, mapping, conversion and for the transformation in linked open data and the publication of catalogue data from numerous institutions. She is the chief information officer of Casalini Libri, and director of @Cult.

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