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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:
--Event webpage:



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.


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: