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Report 0.2 - BIBFRAME Implementation Testbed registration

Posted By Kimmy Szeto, Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Originally Posted to the Task Force Group Blog By Kimmy Szeto, Tuesday, December 09, 2014


The Music Library Association was added to the BIBFRAME Implementation Testbed Register on November 7, 2014. The LC correspondent is Ray Deneberg (rden (at)

We contact Ray for any updates on the description that appears on the register. As for reporting our findings and generally communicating with the testbed community, there are two ways:

(1)    The testbed  listserv.  (bftestbed (at) Let me know if you want to be subscribed.

(2)    The discussion on GitHub concerning BIBFRAME conversion issues.  See

Information sent to Ray Denenberg for the initial registration:

BIBFRAME Implementation Register


Music Library Association (MLA)


Description: The Music Library Association is working to examine aspects related to music in the Library of Congress’s MARC to BIBFRAME Transformation Service as part of a broader effort to develop BIBFRAME profiles for music. We plan to provide feedback on conversion issues, use cases, and functional requirements, as well as to contribute to the BIBFRAME vocabulary and data model.

Our pilot project begins with an in-depth look at how medium of performance is handled in the MARC-to-BIBFRAME conversion process. We will examine technical issues such as grouping, ordinality and cardinality, and how these aspects translate to musical designations such as soloists, accompaniment, number of players to a part, instrumental and voice doubling, and instruments sharing.


Contact: Kimmy Szeto (kimmy.szeto (at)

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The Music Library Association is the professional association for music libraries and librarianship in the United States. Founded in 1931, it has an international membership of librarians, musicians, scholars, educators, and members of the book and music trades. Complementing the Association’s national and international activities are eleven regional chapters that carry out its programs on the local level.