Exploring BIBFRAME at a Small Academic Library

This webinar traces the development path taken by the Tutt Library at Colorado College as its explores how BIBFRAME and other Linked-data vocabularies can be used in library systems to improve the library's operations and work-flows while ideally providing superior access and discoverability of the library's collections.

Starting with early experiments modeling bibliographic entities using Google App Engine & Solr, the library moved to using Redis as a bibliographic data-store for FRBR and BIBFRAME entities. Limitations with Redis lead to further experimental systems development using MongoDB and Solr, leading eventually to an exciting opportunity for an open-source linked-data catalog sponsored by the Library of Congress.

This new project uses Fedora 4 as a Linked Data Platform supported by Elastic Search, Apache Fuseki, and Redis that is being actively developed in the upcoming BIBCAT, short for BIBFRAME Catalog. The future plans for the Colorado College's Library include a new library website and catalog built by extending the BIBCAT and the BIBFRAME Datastore projects for Tutt Library's bibliographic and operational needs.

Early experiments