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Re: NISO/DCMI webinar with Eric Miller - Bibliographic Framework Initiative

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Karen Coyle <[log in to unmask]>

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Thu, 3 Jan 2013 06:10:52 -0800

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It does seem that there are only expensive ways to get bibframe 
development information. For example, updates are given at ALA that 
don't seem to be available elsewhere. For anyone who doesn't go to ALA, 
or who goes but has other obligations during that 2-hour slot, there's 
no recourse.

I'm basically so frustrated with the lack of transparency in the 
bibframe work that I can't even beat the dead horse on this issue. I've 
nearly given up. It's ridiculous that so far I have provided the only 
examples of bibframe data coming out of the bibframe software. Me. How 
hard would it have been for LC or Zepheira to put some examples up 
online so that people who don't code (e.g. 98% of catalogers) could see 
what is being proposed? And yet, there is no discussion of the data even 
though I see some glaring problems. It's like talking to some folks 
about evolution: nothing's going to change.

What a way to start the day, eh?

Thanks, Ed. :-)

kc
p.s. http://kcoyle.net/bibframe/


On 1/3/13 5:49 AM, Ed Summers wrote:
> I could understand paying ~$100 for an 1.5 hour session if there was
> some sort of interactive training, or in-person component. But this
> seems kind of ridiculous for a webinar. Also, it is unfortunate that
> you would need to spend this amount of money to get an update on where
> things are at with the transition from MARC to a new bibliographic
> framework, which is a matter of general concern to the library
> community.
>
> //Ed
>
> PS. I think I got this message 14 times in my inbox.
>
> On Thu, Jan 3, 2013 at 8:08 AM, DCMI Announce <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>> ******************Please excuse the cross postings******************
>>
>> Join NISO/DCMI for our joint January webinar
>>
>> --Webinar: Translating the Library Catalog from MARC into Linked Data: An
>> Update on the Bibliographic Framework Initiative
>> --Date: January 23, 2013
>> --Time: 1:00 - 2:30 p.m. (Eastern Time - UTC 18:00:00) (World Clock:
>> http://bit.ly/UQtGdU)
>> --Event webpage: http://www.niso.org/news/events/2013/dcmi/bibframework/
>>
>> =========================================================================
>>
>> ABOUT THE WEBINAR:
>>
>> In May 2012, the Library of Congress announced a new modeling initiative
>> focused on reflecting the MARC 21 library standard as a Linked Data model
>> for the Web, with an initial model to be proposed by the consulting company
>> Zepheira.  The goal of the initiative is to translate the MARC 21 format to
>> a Linked Data model while retaining the richness and benefits of existing
>> data in the historical format.
>>
>> In this webinar, Eric Miller of Zepheira will report on progress towards
>> this important goal, starting with an analysis of the translation problem
>> and concluding with potential migration scenarios for a broad-based
>> transition from MARC to a new bibliographic framework.
>>
>> SPEAKER:
>>
>> Eric Miller is co-founder and president of Zepheira, which provides
>> solutions for managing information across boundaries of person, group, and
>> enterprise. Until 2007, Eric led the Semantic Web Initiative for the World
>> Wide Web Consortium (W3C) at MIT and was one of the key leaders in the
>> development of the Resource Description Framework and other Semantic Web
>> technologies.  Prior to his work at W3C, Eric was a Senior Research
>> Scientist at OCLC Online Computer Library Center, Inc. in Dublin, Ohio,
>> where he served as the co-founder and Associate Director of the Dublin Core
>> Metadata Initiative.
>>
>> Registration closes one hour before the webinar begins.
>>
>> For more information and to register, visit the event webpage:
>> http://www.niso.org/news/events/2013/dcmi/bibframework/

-- 
Karen Coyle
[log in to unmask] http://kcoyle.net
ph: 1-510-540-7596
m: 1-510-435-8234
skype: kcoylenet

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