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Registration now open: Bibliographic Conceptual Models Interest Group program, ALA Core IG Week

  • 1.  Registration now open: Bibliographic Conceptual Models Interest Group program, ALA Core IG Week

    Posted Feb 26, 2024 04:25 PM

    Dear Colleagues,


    The Bibliographic Conceptual Models Interest Group is pleased to present the following program during ALA Core IG Week:


    In November of 2023, Jeff Edmunds published a provocative essay entitled, "BIBFRAME Must Die". This was followed by a brief but animated discussion on BIBFRAME discussion lists, but it seemed the topic was worthy of deeper analysis and more sustained debate. Regardless of whether one agrees with his thesis and arguments, there's no question that Edmunds introduced a very "heterodox" opinion into what is usually a consensus mood on the inevitability of BIBFRAME. 


    For this IG week session, the Bibliographic Conceptual Models Interest Group (BCMIG) will be hosting a discussion of the issues raised by Edmunds in his paper.  BCMIG co-chair Tom Dousa will serve as moderator and provide a brief summary of Edmunds's arguments. This will be followed by remarks from two panelists: Yale's Senior Director for Digital Cultural Heritage Rob Sanderson and EBSCO's Senior Product Manager for Linked Data Innovation and Design, Gloria Gonzalez. Each will provide their unique perspective on the strengths and weaknesses of BIBFRAME and its prospects for the future.  The panelists will then engage in Q&A with audience members. 


    Please join us on Mar 7, 2024, 12 noon ET for a lively discussion of this important topic. Registration is available through this link: https://ala-events.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJAlcuCorjwjE90oHJ-T9gXNZFs1EJw1X6pe#/registration 


    Best regards,

    BCMIG Co-Chairs: Daniel Lovins, Thomas Dousa

    BCMIG Co-Vice-Chairs: Emily Baldoni, Benjamin Riesenberg



    Emily Baldoni

    Metadata Librarian | Assistant Professor

    Milner Library, Illinois State University

    pronouns: she/her/hers