May 27, 2022

Video: BIBFRAME 2.0, the Library of Congress Pilot & Next Steps

The video embedded below was recorded at the Library of Congress on June 12, 2018 and posted online last week.


Beacher Wiggins highlighted the goals and accomplishments of the Library of Congress’ BIBFRAME 2.0 pilot to date and gave an overview of the next steps. Nate Trail discussed the development of the BIBFRAME database, a complete base file that includes all the bibliographic records from Voyager. Catalogers use the bibliographic data in combination with authority data from to describe resources for the BIBFRAME 2.0 pilot.

Trail demonstrated features of the BIBFRAME database interface including end-user search capability, use of linked data queries to highlight relationships between resources and how the database interacts with data entered through the BIBFRAME editor. Jodi Williamschen and Les Hawkins discussed profiles developed for the BIBFRAME editor and illustrated workflows such as creation of a new work and instance, adding instance descriptions to an existing work, updating of an initial bibliographic control (IBC) description and creating new expressions relating to an existing work.

Speaker Bios

Beacher Wiggins is director for Acquisitions and Bibliographic Access at the Library of Congress.

Nate Trail is digital project coordinator in the Network Development and MARC Standards Office at the Library of Congress.

Jodi Williamschen is senior technical metadata standards specialist in the Network Development and MARC Standards Office at the Library of Congress.

Les Hawkins is CONSER coordinator in the Cooperative and Instructional Programs Division at the Library of Congress.

Text Transcript of Video

About Gary Price

Gary Price ( is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. Before launching INFOdocket, Price and Shirl Kennedy were the founders and senior editors at ResourceShelf and DocuTicker for 10 years. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.