Assessing BIBFRAME 2.0: Exploratory Implementation in Metadata Maker

Brinna Michael, Myung-Ja Han

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As interest in linked data grows throughout the cultural heritage community, it is necessary to critically assess current tools for conversion and creation of linked data “records” and to explore new avenues for creating and encoding data using existing frameworks. This paper discusses the BIBFRAME 2.0 model and Library of Congress conversion specifications from MARC21 through the process of designing and implementing an adapted, minimal-level conversion framework into the cataloging web application, Metadata Maker. In the process of assessment, we identified and addressed local solutions for three key structural issues resulting from the Library of Congress conversion specifications: duplicated data, pervasiveness of blank nodes in RDF/XML, and prevalence of literal data values over URIs stemmed from the current MARC records environment. Additionally, we address concerns with how the BIBFRAME 2.0 model currently conceptualizes Work and linked data as a static “record.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)26-31
Number of pages6
JournalProceedings of the International Conference on Dublin Core and Metadata Applications
StatePublished - 2019
Event9th Dublin Core Metadata Initiative International Conference on Dublin Core and Metadata Applications, DCMI 2019 - Seoul, Korea, Republic of
Duration: Sep 23 2019Sep 26 2019


  • BIBFRAME 2.0
  • Linked data
  • Linked data conversion
  • MARC21
  • Web applications

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science Applications
  • Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition
  • Software


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