Panel: Bibframe Implementation

Title: Bibframe Implementation
Organised & Moderated by: Leif Andresen
Date: 2021-10-05 14:00
Slides: fredrik_klingwall.pdf
Recording: Watch on YouTube


	Fredrik Klingwall
Fredrik Klingwall
National Library of Sweden
Developer at the National Library of Sweden with extensive experience working with Libris, the Swedish Union Catalogue. Mostly focusing on semantic modeling and metadata infrastructure as an active developer of our current linked data system Libris XL, which primarily is based on BIBFRAME. I Also work part-time in KBLab where we support data-driven research and explore new ways to make the content of our collections useful with AI and language models.

	Miklós  Lendvay
Miklós Lendvay
National Széchényi Library
Miklós Lendvay has received his IT-degree in Germany, specialised in modelling complex electrical circuits. He had the possibility to implement his knowledge in practice as design engineer at companies with nationwide and European networks. He has participated in several IT projects in 8 different European countries and took part in rethinking of existing systems and designing new solutions. His responsibilities included the widest range of project tasks: design of the system, specifications, selection and implementation of the best technical solution, system testing, user training, followed several times by the maintenance / support work and continuous upgrades of the systems. Beside the selection of the most suitable technical solutions he has also acted as a project manager of international-multicultural teams for over 20 years. He had the chance to gain professional experience at several types of companies, at different types of banks, foundations, associations, book and periodical publishing houses, acting in several countries of Europe, in the Hungarian National Library and in nationwide cooperation / consortia of libraries. At the National Széchényi Library he has been the Director of e-Services / Information Technology in the past 5,5 years. He is currently project manager of the so called Hungarian National Library Platform (HNLP – webpage:, which is developing a cloud based distributed system for the whole library sector in Hungary, This is a comprehensive solution; including the common catalogue, interlibrary loan, traditional Integrated Library System Functions, ISBN office, digital library, namespace, web archiving, mass digitisation etc. He is actively encouraging the collaboration between all types of libraries within Hungary in this process. He is taking part in the international collaboration of the FOLIO community and platform (the Future of Libraries is Open).

	Philip E. Schreur
Philip E. Schreur
Associate University Librarian for Technical and Access Services at Stanford University
Philip Schreur is currently the Associate University Librarian for Technical and Access Services at Stanford University. He earned a PhD from Stanford in Medieval music theory and an MLIS from the University of California, Berkeley. Philip has been the Chair of the Program for Cooperative cataloging and deeply involved in the implementation of the new cataloging rules Resource, Description and Access (RDA) in the United States. With a mid-career move to HighWire Press, he developed an interest in the automated taxonomic analysis of digital texts. Currently, he is in charge of coordinating linked-data project development for the Stanford University Libraries (SUL) including the role of co-PI for the Mellon-funded initiative called Linked Data for Production. Initial areas of interest include the use of linked data as a mechanism for identity management across traditional resources and those within the digital library, the integration of linked data from disparate sources, and the transition of traditional technical services workflows to processes rooted in linked open data.

	Sally  McCallum
Sally McCallum
Chief of the Network Development and MARC Standards Office at the Library of Congress.
Sally McCallum is Chief of the Network Development and MARC Standards Office at the Library of Congress. Her Office maintains the MARC formats, has spearheaded the development of the Bibliographic Framework Initiative (BIBFRAME), and is also engaged in XML and RDF representations of other widely used bibliographic standards. The Library of Congress Linked data service ( and pilot projects using the BIBFRAME ontology are primary ongoing projects in her Office.

	Tiziana Possemato
Tiziana Possemato
Chief Information Officer of Casalini Libri
Tiziana Possemato holds a degree in Philosophy (La Sapienza Rome), diplomas in Archival Science and Library Sciences (Vatican Schools) and a Masters degree in Archivistics, Librarianship and Codicology (University of Florence). She is currently Doctoral researcher in Library Sciences at the University of Florence with the project entitled Another Brick in the Wall: building bridges of knowledge in the digital age. Tiziana has led numerous projects for library automation, analysis, mapping and conversion of catalogue data, and the design of information retrieval systems, with a specific interest in Linked Open Data and the Semantic Web. She is the Chief Information Officer of Casalini Libri, and partner and director of @Cult.


The status of implementations of BIBFRAME in Library of Congress, National Library of Sweden, and National Széchényi Library of Hungary, and in co-operation projects like LD4P and Share-VDE will be presented, along with other experiences in the same linked data domain. A panel discussion about challenges in implementation of BIBFRAME will consider handling of works; approaches to entity modeling in a union catalogue; exchange of BIBFRAME descriptions between systems; interoperability between multiple communities such as BIBFRAME, IFLA LRM, and RDA; integration of BIBFRAME into library applications; integration of BIBFRAME and Wikidata; and entity discovery solutions based on BIBFRAME.