Share-VDE (BETA)

What is BIBFRAME?

SHARE Virtual Discovery Environment in Linked Data is a platform which allows the browsing of library collections using linked data. The SVDE data is structured in an extended version of the BIBFRAME data model. In BIBFRAME, different entities exist and are connected in a graph:

  • Agents (persons, families, organizations and conferences)
    • These are the actors that create original works contribute to publications — e.g. “Jules Verne”
  • Original works
    • These are clusters of publications — e.g. “Around the world in 80 days”, which would be an original work. On this page would be listed all the versions in various languages and editions of the original work.
  • Publications
    • These are specific versions of Original Works. E.g. “Around the world in 80 days, Paperback, French, 2017 by Publisher X”
  • Items
    • These are copies of Publications, representing a specific, physical item held in a library

If you are interested in further details or wish to participate to the project please refer to the About Share-VDE and Contact sections.

To read more about BIBFRAME in general, feel free to take a look at the BIBFRAME pages on Library of Congress or Wikipedia.