Library Data Integration: Towards BIBFRAME Mapping to EDM

  • Sofia Zapounidou
  • Michalis Sfakakis
  • Christos Papatheodorou
Part of the Communications in Computer and Information Science book series (CCIS, volume 478)


Integration of library data into the Linked Data environment is a key issue in libraries and is approached on the basis of interoperability between library data conceptual models. Achieving interoperability for different representations of the same or related entities between the library and cultural heritage domains shall enhance rich bibliographic data reusability and support the development of new data-driven information services. This paper aims to contribute to the desired interoperability by attempting to map core semantic paths between the BIBFRAME and EDM conceptual models. BIBFRAME is developed by the Library of Congress to support transformation of legacy library data in MARC format into linked data. EDM is the model developed for and used in the Europeana Cultural Heritage aggregation portal.


Conceptual models linked data interoperability path-oriented mapping data integration BIBFRAME EDM 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Sofia Zapounidou
    • 1
  • Michalis Sfakakis
    • 1
  • Christos Papatheodorou
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Archives, Library Science and MuseologyIonian UniversityCorfuGreece
  2. 2.“Athena” Research CentreDigital Curation Unit, IMISAthensGreece

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