Linked Data : What Cataloguers Need to Know. A CIG Event

The CILIP Cataloguing and Indexing Group (CIG) is pleased to announce a one-day event on linked data and the future of cataloguing.

Would you like to understand more about linked data? Want to discover what is already possible with linked data for catalogue records? Have you heard that “MARC must die” but wonder what will replace it?

Linked data is a way of storing and sharing structured data that is becoming more and more significant in many areas, including government, geographic, and bibliographic data. The Library of Congress has set up the Bibliographic Framework Initiative (Bibframe) to develop a transition path from MARC formats to a more web-based, linked data model. The event will cover:

  • Introduction to Linked Data
  • Real Linked Data: Publishing and Using It
  • Publishing the British National Bibliography as Linked Open Data
  • Searching Linked Data Data with Sparql using the British National Bibliography data
  • What’s Wrong with MARC?
  • RIMMF: Cataloguing without MARC
  • Bibframe and moving away from MARC
  • What Will Cataloguing Look Like in the Future?

Speakers will be Tom Meehan (UCL), Owen Stephens (Owen Stephens Consulting), Céline Carty (University of Cambridge) and Corine Deliot (British Library).

This is an introductory session aimed at library cataloguers and others involved in metadata and resource discovery. No previous knowledge of linked data or Bibframe is assumed. 

Date: Monday 25th November

Time: 10:00-17:00

Venue: Maple House, 150 Corporation Street, Birmingham, B4 6TB

Cost: £40 + VAT (CIG members), £45 + VAT (non-CIG members), including lunch and refreshments

Online registration is available at




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