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ALCTS webinar: Performed Music & BIBFRAME: Enriching the Ontology

Wednesday, March 28, 2018
1:00 pm to 2:00 pm, US/Central

ALCTS webinar: Performed Music & BIBFRAME: Enriching the Ontology

Date: Wednesday, March 28, 2018

All webinars are one hour in length and begin at 11am Pacific, noon Mountain, 1pm Central, and 2pm Eastern time.

This is the third session of a six-part series.  View the other sessions in this series.

This series of six webinars builds on the introductory seriesFrom MARC to BIBFRAME: Linked Data on the Ground, which was presented in fall 2016 and is now available free of charge. It describes the continuing BIBFRAME initiatives taking place at the Library of Congress as well as within the broader information community.  

Description: Linked data offers the possibility of better expressing the rich data and relationships among entities found in performed music resources. BIBFRAME does not currently encode many of these relationships, but can be extended to support semantically rich descriptions of the complex web of relationships among works, events, performers, and mediums of performance. This webinar introduces and describes the Performed Music Ontology, an extension to BIBFRAME 2.0 for recorded music resources, developed by a subgroup of the Linked Data for Production project. Come learn about the ontology, its relationship to other standards such as RDA and Doremus, tools to use, and about the ongoing evolution of the ontology.

Learning outcomes: Participants will learn about the Performed Music Ontology, its relationship to BIBFRAME and other standards, tools to use, experiences in using the ontology for cataloging, and current and future plans for the ontology's framework, governance, and use.

Who should attend? Anyone interested in library linked data and music.


Nancy Lorimer has nearly 20 years of experience as a music cataloger and now heads the Metadata Department at Stanford University, where she oversees original cataloging in MARC and MODS, and participates in linked data planning. Nancy is a member of the Linked Data for Production project, and led the Performed Music Ontology subproject as part of that grant. Nancy is active in the Music Library Association and the Program for Cooperative Cataloging.


Registration fees for single webinar:  ALCTS Member $43; Non-member $59; Group rate $129  

Registration fees for webinar series:  ALCTS Member $172; Non-member $236; Group rate $516  

How to Register: Complete the individual webinar online registration form or the complete series online registration form. You must log in to register.


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For more information about this series of webinars, please go to the following website: http://www.ala.org/alcts/confevents/upcoming/webinar/MARCtoBIBFRAME

ALCTS webinars are recorded and registrants receive a link to the recording shortly following the live event.

For questions about registration, contact ALA Registration by calling 1-800-545-2433 and press 5 or email registration@ala.org. For all other questions or comments related to the webinars, contact Megan Dougherty, Program Officer, ALCTS Continuing Education at 1-800-545-2433, ext. 5038 or alctsce@ala.org.

Posted on behalf of the ALCTS Continuing Education Committee.