Bibliographic Framework Report Released

So the Library of Congress released Bibliographic Framework as a Web of Data: Linked Data Model and Supporting Services a couple of days ago.  Haven’t had a chance to read this yet but look forward to doing so.  The buzz is that there is some good analysis here.

“The Initiative aims to re-envision and, in the long run, implement a new bibliographic environment for libraries that makes “the network” central and makes interconnectedness commonplace … this document presents a high-level model for the library community for evaluation and discussion, but it is also important to consider this document within a much broader context, and one that looks well beyond the library community.”–Introduction


Sophistication of Library Resource Description Structures

This is a provacitive statement by Ronald J. Murray writing with Barbara Tillett in their paper, “Cataloging Theory in Search of Graph Theory and Other Ivory Towers“:

“… library resource description structures — when teased out of their book and card and digital catalog implementations and treated as graphs — are arguably more sophisticated than those being explored in the World Wide Web Consortium’s (W3C) Library Linked Data initiative.”

Murray explores this idea in a series of presentation slides he’s posted on SlideShare.