The Library of Congress January BIBFRAME Update Forum, normally held during ALA Midwinter, is online this year on Sunday, January 24, 2021, from 10:00am to 11:00am Eastern U.S. time.  During this forum, Index Data’s Sebastian Hammer and Wayne Schneider will be reflecting on “BIBFRAME in a MARC World”. 

Sally McCallum from the Library of Congress posted this announcement:

The Library of Congress is planning for 2021 to be an expansion year for its BIBFRAME cataloging operation as a large project involves bringing all the cataloging staff into BIBFRAME.   This means that interchange using both BIBFRAME and MARC will also expand, as will the potential for new developments for systems based on either format.  This Update will hear about plans of Ex Libris for Linked Data — How bridging the BIBFRAME and MARC workflows might work in the Folio development —  And an OCLC intent to be able to “adroitly” consume and export BIBFRAME data. 

Library of Congress BIBFRAME Update (click to access program)

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Index Data will be at ALA Annual in the Walter E. Washington Convention Center from Friday, June 21 to Monday, June 24.

We would love the opportunity to talk with you on your schedule.  Whether it’s our work on FOLIO, our efforts in Project Reshare to help launch a community-owned resource sharing platform, or our renowned discovery tools, we’re here to journey with you as you think about how technology impacts your services.  Please contact one of our team attending ALA to set up a time:


Lynn Bailey, our CEO, will be participating in two panels on the ALA schedule:

Novel Collaborations: Pioneering New Models for Library/Vendor Partnerships with the FOLIO Library Services Platform Project
Sunday, 9 AM – 10 AM ~ Washington Convention Center, 149A-B

Executive Perspectives: A Conversation on the Future of the Library Technology Industry
Monday, 1 PM – 2 PM ~ Washington Convention Center, 146A

Peter Murray, Index Data’s open source community advocate, will be presenting on a panel during the NISO-BISG Changing Standards Landscape forum:

Readers and Ebooks: Making The Connection
Friday, noon – 4 PM ~ Washington Convention Center, 140A

On the Exhibit Floor

When we are not in presentations or meetings with clients, you can find us on the exhibit floor in booth 2941.   If you would like a free pass for the exhibits, please drop us a line.