Open Linked Data in Discovery: BIBFRAME + in an Experimental Bento View

  • James F Hahn (Speaker)

Activity: Talk typesOral presentation


With support from an internal innovation grant of the University of Illinois Library at Urbana-Champaign, researchers transformed and enriched nearly 300,000 e-book records in their library catalog from Machine-Readable Cataloging (MARC) records to Bibliographic Framework (BIBFRAME) Linked Data Resources. The process utilized existing marc2bibframe code from the Library of Congress, and then used additional python processing so that each of the BIBFRAME XML records would include open linked resources. ( Following the transformation & enrichment researchers indexed the BIBFRAME resources online, and created two search interfaces for discovery of BIBFRAME linked data. One of the outputs of the grant was the incorporation of BIBFRAME records within an open source Bento view ( for the linked library data for e-books utilizing and a Google Custom Search Engine. Project page for data sources and enrichment Python code developed is available at :
PeriodJan 9 2016
Event titleAmerican Library Association Midwinter Conference
Event typeConference
LocationBoston, United States, MassachusettsShow on map