Who Will be Our bf: Comparing techniques for conversion from MARC to BIBFRAME

BIGELOW, Ian and DAVOODI, Danoosh and FARNEL, Sharon and SPARLING, Abigail (2018) Who Will be Our bf: Comparing techniques for conversion from MARC to BIBFRAME. Paper presented at: IFLA WLIC 2018 – Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia – Transform Libraries, Transform Societies in Session 141 - Cataloguing.

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Abstract

Who Will be Our bf: Comparing techniques for conversion from MARC to BIBFRAME

The University of Alberta Libraries is actively ramping up for linked data implementation through local experimentation, research and external partnerships. Though BIBFRAME is still in development, several transformation tools have already been created, and with many libraries planning for a future move to linked data it would seem timely to compare approaches to moving legacy MARC data to BIBFRAME. Setting aside the question of whether BIBFRAME should be the vehicle for libraries to move to linked data, this investigation is aimed at comparing two approaches to converting MARC to BIBFRAME 2.0: 1. University of Alberta Libraries (UAL) locally developed process based on the Library of Congress MARC to BIBFRAME XSLT: An XSLT 1.0 application aimed at converting MARC to RDF/XML released in March 2017. 2. Casalini SHARE Virtual Discovery Environment: A project by Casalini Libri and @Cult to develop a linked data discovery environment, including a conversion tool for MARC to BIBFRAME 2.0 RDF.

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