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IGeLU 2022 Hybrid Conference and Developers' Day 12 -15th September, 2022

September 12–15, 2022

Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama (RWCMD) - North Road, Cardiff CF10 3ER, UK

Conference Theme: Still here! - the library in the new normal

IGeLU website: IGeLU 2022 Annual Conference | Program in Google Sheet

Expanding the Foundation for RDA as Linked Data: Mapping MARC21 Bibliographic to LRM/RDA/RDF

Tuesday, September 13, 2022 at 4:40 PM–5:10 PM London add to calendar
Dora Stoutzker Hall

Virtual session (and available to physical attendees)

Session Abstract

The University of Washington (UW) Libraries is committed to using LRM/RDA/RDF (RDA as linked data) to represent RDA description sets. LRM/RDA/RDF has not been widely adopted, and few test datasets exist. Existing datasets available through Ex Libris products are not complete enough to be useful. However, more LRM/RDA/RDF datasets would appear rapidly if a mapping and conversion tool to transform MARC21 metadata into LRM/RDA/RDF becomes available. Presenters describe a mapping project between the MARC21 bibliographic standard and LRM/RDA/RDF. Such a mapping would be very useful to Ex Libris customers, and could be implemented in Alma. In addition to describing the cross-organizational team, which includes information professionals from the United States, the Netherlands, Greece, and the United Kingdom, the presentation addresses project workflows managed at the UW. A live tour of the GitHub repository follows, with demonstrations of the work and a call for additional collaborators.


Development / Initiative

Ex Libris Products

None - General

Area of Focus
Linked Open Data
Target Audience Skill Level
None — General Audience


Crystal E. Clements, University of Washington Libraries
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Science Cataloger

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Jian P. Lee, University of Washington Libraries
Co-presenter's job title

Chinese Cataloging and Metadata Librarian

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Laura Akerman, Emory University Libraries
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