European Bibframe Workshop
September 17-19, 2018
European University Institute
Villa Salviati
Via Bolognese 156 - Fiesole (Florence), Italy
Hosts:

In collaboration with:

Speeches & Presentations

Listed in order of program schedule

Registration


Registration to the Tutorial and the Workshop is closed.

Preliminary Agenda

September 17 - TUTORIAL

 European University Institute (Villa Salviati)
The European BIBFRAME Tutorial 2018

The Aim of the European BIBFRAME Tutorial 2018 is to introduce the BIBFRAME data model and the current status of BIBFRAME implementations. The tutorial will include practical examples of conversion and presentation of different BIBFRAME editors. Active involvement of the participants is essential for the success of the tutorial. In order to reach this aim registrants must have knowledge of Linked Data and RDF technologies. The tutorial will not propose a general introduction to Linked Data, Semantic Web and RDF.
Getting to the Conference

8:10 a.m. - Bus from meeting point in central Florence to Villa Salviati

8:20 a.m. - Bus from meeting point in Fiesole at the Pensione Bencistà, with a stop in Piazza Mino, to Villa Salviati
8:30 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.
Arrival & Registration
9:00 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.
Introduction
  • Leif Andresen
    Royal Danish Library
    Mauro Guerrini
    University of Florence
9:30 a.m. - 10:10 a.m.
Topics
  • Sally McCallum
    Library of Congress
    BIBFRAME Overview Goals and Data Model
10:10 a.m. - 10:40 a.m.
Coffee break
10:40 a.m. - 12:40 p.m.
  • Philip E. Schreur
    Stanford University
    Essential elements in a transitional workflow from MARC to Linked Data
  • Tiziana Possemato
    Casalini Libri - @cult
    The mapping and the conversion workflow from MARC to BIBFRAME
  • Sally McCallum
    Library of Congress
    MARC to BIBFRAME reconciliation, merge, and match
12:40 p.m. - 1:40 p.m.
Buffet lunch
1:40 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
  • Niklas Lindström
    National Library of Sweden
    Conversion experience from Swedish Union Catalogue
  • Nancy Lorimer
    Stanford University
    CEDAR: an open source linked data editor
3:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Coffee break
3:30 p.m. - 4:50 p.m.
  • Jodi Williamschen
    Library of Congress
    The Library of Congress BIBFRAME Editor
  • Isabel Quintana
    Harvard Library, Harvard University
    Creating new authorities and new identifiers
4:50 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Closing remarks
5.15 p.m.
Getting to Fiesole and Florence city centre

Buses for the return journey from Villa La Torrossa to Fiesole, Pensione Bencistà and Florence city centre

September 18 - WORKSHOP Day 1

 European University Institute (Villa Salviati)
European BIBFRAME Workshop 2018
Production, Practice and Planning implementation
The aim of the European BIBFRAME Workshop 2018 is to be a forum for sharing knowledge about practice of, production with, and planning of BIBFRAME implementation. We want to bring together people working in the transition from MARC to Linked Data using the BIBFRAME model and related tools. This workshop is strongly focused on the practical implementation of BIBFRAME, not a theoretical Linked Data / Semantic Web event. To ensure the success of the workshop participants need to have working experience with BIBFRAME implementation.

The Workshop will combine longer presentations and shorter lightning talks, both followed by discussion. Breakout topics will be based on themes that came out during the presentations. At the end of each day a wrap up session will summarise the discussions.

Participants are invited to propose topics for discussion regarding their own suggestions for BIBFRAME, any aspects they consider troublesome and suitable or desired approaches moving forward.
Getting to the Conference

8:10 a.m. - Bus from meeting point in central Florence to Villa Salviati

8:20 a.m. - Bus from meeting point in Fiesole at the Pensione Bencistà, with a stop in Piazza Mino, to Villa Salviati
8:30 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.
Registration
9:00 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.
Introductions
  • Leif Andresen
    Royal Danish Library
  • Pep Torn
    European University Institute Library
  • Michele Casalini
    Casalini Libri
9:30 a.m. - 10:15 a.m.
Presentations
  • Sally McCallum
    Library of Congress
    Jodi Williamschen
    Library of Congress
    Aspects of BIBFRAME Development - Library of Congress Pilot 2, catalogers, editors, maintenance, extensions, bookkeeping
10:15 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.
Coffee Break
10:45 a.m. - 11:35 a.m.
Presentations
  • Philip E. Schreur
    Stanford University
    Status and development US projects LD4P/LD4
  • LT
    Miklós Hubay
    National Széchényi Library of Hungary
    The Past, the Present and the Future of the Semantic Web and BIBFRAME in National Széchényi Library, Hungary
    The NSZL works with the technologies of the semantic web since 2010. The bibliographic data of the core collection, the Hungarian Electronic Library and the Digital Archive of Pictures are available for everybody. Now it is the time to transform these data with regarding to the regulations of RDA and BIBFRAME. Goals and footsteps towards the national library of the 21st century.
  • LT
    Ian Bigelow
    University of Alberta
    BIBFRAME (in Canada) and the need for community support
    In preparation for moving to BIBFRAME the University of Alberta Libraries (UAL) is developing capacity for working with BIBFRAME data, updating staff position descriptions to reflect this work, and building a strategic vision for linked data to help drive implementation forward. This lightning talk will outline planning and projects at UAL in the context of community led initiatives and the need for an international BIBFRAME community.
11:35 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Breakout Sessions 1

Proposed topics

 • Work-to-Work relations - Practice and plans
 • Handling a BIBFRAME dataset
 • Use and Update of BIBFRAME Expectations for ILS tenders & How to get vendors implementing BIBFRAME?
 • Development of an international BIBFRAME community
12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Buffet Lunch
1:30 p.m. - 2:10 p.m.
Plenary after Breakout Session 1
2:10 p.m. - 3:10 p.m.
Presentations
  • Niklas Lindström
    National Library of Sweden
    BIBFRAME in production: Swedish Union Catalogue
  • Miklós Lendvay
    National Széchényi Library of Hungary
    The Common Hungarian Catalogue in BIBFRAME
3:10 p.m. - 3:40 p.m.
Coffee Break
3:40 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Presentations
  • Tiziana Possemato
    Casalini Libri - @cult
    SHARE-VDE: how the project meets the BIBFRAME model
  • LT
    Jackie Shieh
    George Washington University
    Experiments at the George Washington University: Schema.org: Action
    The GW Libraries experimented linked data from two angels. Cataloging team, Resource Description Group (RDG) inserted HTTP URIs in $0 for headings (1xx/7xx and 6xx) in MARC ddata. The System Librarian worked with Library Web Team to expose library catalog to the Web via Schema ontology. By December 2016, the RDG has successfully turned project into routine. Library's Voyager system held close to 10 million URIs in headings. The System Librarian had begun exploring how to incorporate URIs in $0 onto library's catalog Web presence named Launchpad. During this time, additional explorations such as extending language/script code to vernacular scripts and the Action element from Schema were being considered. However, due to library's priority shift to migrating Voyager to Alma, this exploration has been shelved since the migration activities took precedence. Now that GW is live with Alma. We hope to return to the project.
  • LT
    Osma Suominen
    National Library of Finland
    Converting BIBFRAME to Schema.org
    This talk presents lessons learned from the conversion of the Finnish National Bibliography Fennica from MARC to BIBFRAME and further to Schema.org, focusing on the latter part. The BIBFRAME to Schema.org is implemented using two SPARQL CONSTRUCT queries: one for the raw conversion, the other for reconciling i.e. converting strings into things by looking up URIs from authorities and external sources such as the RDA vocabularies. Code available on GitHub.
4:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Plenum discussion and second day planning

The topics for the Breakout Session in day 2 will be discussed and finalised during this session.
5:15 p.m.
Getting to Villa Torrossa

Buses for the evening Reception at Villa La Torrossa
 Villa La Torrossa

5:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Drinks reception and buffet at Villa La Torrossa in Fiesole
8:00 p.m.
Getting to Fiesole and Florence city centre

Buses for the return journey from Villa La Torrossa to Fiesole, Pensione Bencistà and Florence city centre

September 19 - WORKSHOP Day 2

 European University Institute (Villa Salviati)
European BIBFRAME Workshop 2018
Production, Practice and Planning implementation
The aim of the European BIBFRAME Workshop 2018 is to be a forum for sharing knowledge about practice of, production with, and planning of BIBFRAME implementation. We want to bring together people working in the transition from MARC to Linked Data using the BIBFRAME model and related tools. This workshop is strongly focused on the practical implementation of BIBFRAME, not a theoretical Linked Data / Semantic Web event. To ensure the success of the workshop participants need to have working experience with BIBFRAME implementation.

The Workshop will combine longer presentations and shorter lightning talks, both followed by discussion. Breakout topics will be based on themes that came out during the presentations. At the end of each day a wrap up session will summarise the discussions.

Participants are invited to propose topics for discussion regarding their own suggestions for BIBFRAME, any aspects they consider troublesome and suitable or desired approaches moving forward.
Getting to the Conference

8:10 a.m. - Bus from meeting point in central Florence to Villa Salviati

8:20 a.m. - Bus from meeting point in Fiesole at the Pensione Bencistà, with a stop in Piazza Mino, to Villa Salviati
9:00 a.m. - 9:10 a.m.
Welcome
9:10 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
Presentations
  • Richard Wallis
    Data Liberate
    The Three Linked Data Choices for Libraries
  • LT
    Reinhold Heuvelmann
    German National Library
    RDA / MARC / BIBFRAME: some observations
    In the days of AACR2 and MARC21, the distinction between a rules standard and a format standard seemed to be straightforward: The rules standard provided instructions on which pieces of information are relevant, and how to build and provide them. The format standard then accommodated these pieces, creating structured elements in a defined technical framework so that information could be created, stored and communicated. Nowadays, the line between rules standards and format standards seems to be blurred. Based on relatively new models, the standard "Resource Description and Access" not only provides instructions in a toolkit, but adds blocks for handling the information on its own, e.g. as "RDA in RDF" data. On the other hand, "BIBFRAME" was developed, one of the goals being to define a successor to the MARC21 format. Based on a model with a slightly different approach, it aims to cover different rules standards, among which RDA is the most prominent one. Both RDA and BIBFRAME are based on Linked Data principles, but they have chosen different paths. In my lightning talk I share some observations, from a German perspective, collected over some years of active participation in MARC21 standardization and BIBFRAME experimentation, as a bystander of the FRBR and RDA development, and still as a newbie in Linked Data. There are more questions than answers.
  • LT
    Xiaoli Li
    University of California Davis
    PCC and BIBFRAME
    The Program for Cooperative Cataloging (PCC) is an international community that is widely recognized for its standards development, training activities and efforts to improve cataloging efficiencies. The PCC has been leading its member libraries to transition from MARC format to BIBFRAME. This talk will highlight PCC's strategic directions, activities and partnership surrounding the BIBFRAME implementation, including a shift from authority control to identity management.
10:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
Coffee Break
10:30 a.m. - 11:10 a.m.
Presentations
  • LT
    Michalis Sfakakis
    Hellenic General Council of Libraries and Ionian University
    MARC to BIBFRAME: Evaluating the extraction of bibliographic families
    A framework has been established for evaluating the extraction of derivative relationships when converting MARC to BF2.
    The framework consists of:
    - A 256 MARC21 records dataset and its corresponding BF2 core classes and derivative relationships, forming a Reference BF2 dataset
    - A utility to evaluate recall and precision for the matches (core classes and derivative relationships) between a BF2 and the Ref-BF2 datasets
  • LT
    Jackie Shieh
    George Washington University
    PCC Task Groups: URI - BIBFRAME - Best Practices
    The Program for Cooperative Cataloging Task Group on URIs in MARC has successfully obtain approval from the library community regarding URI in key MARC fields. This lightning talk will highlight the work in transition from URI Task Group to Best Practices Task Group on presenting URI in MARC fields, e.g. 758. The thought process behind the best practices to facilitate linked data transformation from MARC.
  • LT
    Kristen Wilson
    Index Data
    Exploring practical implications of a LD catalog
    Index Data and the University of Chicago are exploring ideas for an optional BIBFRAME-based storage system in FOLIO based on a triplestore or JSON-LD blobs. The intent is to create a practical testbed in a complex Library Services Platform for exploring the impact of alternative representations of bibliographic metadata on daily workflows.
  • LT
    Leif Andresen
    Royal Danish Library
    Reuse as Caching
    The traditional scheme for reuse is copy cataloguing. The basic problem with copy cataloguing is that it is a copy at a given time. So if the original cataloguer later update the record, these improvements are not reflected in the records made as copy cataloguing. Back in the catalogue card paradigm, this was not a big problem because a catalogue card normally was not changed at all. An important advantage of the entity data model should be not to duplicate e.g. an expression entity in another library / library service, but only refer from manifestation to work. And today new information are added, e.g. links to reviews, awards to the author, keyword etc., so it is not a static entity. We need to find a model for dynamic connection. Proposal: introduce a new concept: caching. Let the local system cache entities, that are referred to from entities in own system. Update when needed.
11:10 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.
Breakout Session 2

 • RDA with BIBFRAME
and further topics decided during day 1
12:15 p.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Group Photo
12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Buffet Lunch
1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Plenary after Breakout Session 2
2:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Closing Remarks
3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Optional tour to the Historical Archives of the European Union, Villa Salviati
3:15 p.m.
Getting to Fiesole and Florence city centre

First bus for the return journey from Villa Salviati to Fiesole, Pensione Bencistà and Florence city centre
4:15 p.m.
Getting to Fiesole and Florence city centre

Last bus for the return journey from Villa Salviati to Fiesole, Pensione Bencistà and Florence city centre

Practical Information


• Where to stay in Fiesole & Florence  
• What to see in Florence  
• What to see in Fiesole  
• How to reach the conference venues  

Transportation (mini bus) from meeting points in Florence and Fiesole to the conference venues will be provided.

Links


 • Group listserv: https://lists.dnb.de/mailman/listinfo/eurbibframe
 • GoogleDrive folders: https://bit.ly/gd-ebw2018
 • Slack workspace: https://bit.ly/2N12qyP

 • 2017 Workshop: https://wiki.dnb.de/display/EBW/EUBFWS2017

Vendor Information


 • ExLibris: Alma
 • Index Data: FOLIO
 • OCLC

Hosts

Hosts:
In collaboration with:

Organizer Group


Leif Andresen, Royal Danish Library
Michele Casalini, Casalini Libri
Reinhold Heuvelmann, German National Library
Sally H. McCallum, Library of Congress
Philip E. Schreur, Stanford University. Green Library
Osma Suominen, National Library of Finland