BIBFRAME, short for Bibliographic Framework initiative, is the Library of Congress effort to replace a close to 50 year-old legacy format called MARC with a Linked Data vocabulary. The Library of Congress is the largest governmental library in the United States and is the closest organization Americans have to a national library. BIBFRAME is made up four major classes, Works, Instances, Annotations, and Authorities.
A Work example in RDF Turtle format for Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
<http://catalog.coloradocollege.edu/4124646> a bf:Text, bf:Work ; bf:authorizedAccessPoint "Austen, Jane, 1775-1817. Pride and prejudice / Jane Austen ; with illustrations by Edgard Cirlin.Pride and prejudice", "austenjane17751817cirlinedgard1913prideandprejudiceengworktext"@x-bf-hash ; bf:classification <http://catalog.coloradocollege.edu/4124646classification10>, <http://catalog.coloradocollege.edu/4124646classification9> ; bf:contributor <http://catalog.coloradocollege.edu/4124646person7> ; bf:creator <http://catalog.coloradocollege.edu/4124646person6> ; bf:language <http://id.loc.gov/vocabulary/languages/eng> ; bf:workTitle <http://catalog.coloradocollege.edu/4124646title5> .
An Instance example in RDF Turtle format for Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
<http://catalog.coloradocollege.edu/4124646instance13> a bf:Instance, bf:Monograph ; bf:dimensions "21 cm." ; bf:extent "435 p. :" ; bf:illustrationNote "ill. ;" ; bf:instanceOf <http://catalog.coloradocollege.edu/4124646> ; bf:instanceTitle <http://catalog.coloradocollege.edu/4124646title16> ; bf:modeOfIssuance "single unit" ; bf:providerStatement "Cleveland : Fine Editions Press, 1946." ;
A Person Authority example in RDF Turtle format for Jane Austen
<http://catalog.coloradocollege.edu/4124646person6> a bf:Person ; bf:authorizedAccessPoint "Austen, Jane, 1775-1817." ; bf:hasAuthority [ a madsrdf:Authority ; madsrdf:authoritativeLabel "Austen, Jane, 1775-1817." ] ; bf:label "Austen, Jane, 1775-1817." .
Example of provenance note for the Pride and Prejudice Work above:
<http://catalog.coloradocollege.edu/4124646annotation12> a bf:Annotation ; bf:annotates <http://catalog.coloradocollege.edu/4124646> ; bf:changeDate "1998-04-13T12:32" ; bf:derivedFrom <http://catalog.coloradocollege.edu/4124646.marcxml.xml> ; bf:descriptionConventions <http://id.loc.gov/vocabulary/descriptionConventions/isbd> ; bf:descriptionSource <http://id.loc.gov/vocabulary/organizations/iqu> ; bf:generationProcess "DLC transform-tool:2015-07-23-T17:01:00" .
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