LC’s Bibliographic Framework Initiative: Podcast by Roberta Shaffer

A podcast of Bibliographic Framework Initiative: Process And Expectations, a project briefing from CNI’s spring 2013 member meeting by Roberta Shaffer of the Library of Congress, is now available:

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The Library of Congress (LC) has kicked off a process called the Bibliographic Framework Initiative (BIBFRAME) to develop a new communications vehicle for bibliographic data to better accommodate future needs. A major focus of the initiative will be to determine a transition path for the MARC 21 exchange format in order to reap the benefits of newer technology while preserving a robust data exchange that has supported resource sharing and cataloging cost savings in recent decades. This presentation describes the BIBFRAME steps taken thus far and the current expectations for this development. More information is available at

Last updated:  Friday, June 28th, 2013