Initiated by the Library of Congress, BIBFRAME provides a foundation for the future of bibliographic description, both on the web, and in the broader networked world. This site presents general information about the project, including presentations, FAQs, and links to working documents. In addition to being a replacement for MARC, BIBFRAME serves as a general model for expressing and connecting bibliographic data. A major focus of the initiative will be to determine a transition path for the MARC 21 formats while preserving a robust data exchange that has supported resource sharing and cataloging cost savings in recent decades.
Functional Requirements for Bibliographic Records, machine-readable version, FRBR Object-Oriented. The FRBRoo is a formal ontology intended to capture and represent the underlying semantics of bibliographic information and to facilitate the integration, mediation, and interchange of bibliographic and museum information.
SkyRiver is positioning itself as a pure, fully-featured bibliographic utility. SkyRiver subscribers can use bibliographic records from its service without restriction including, presumably, giving them away to non-subscribers. SkyRiver says it is also placing an emphasis on the quality, not quantity, of records. it will launch in January 2010 with 20 million records from the Library of Congress and the British library.
openpub - Project Hosting on Google Code. an application of the Atom Syndication Format intended to enable content creators and distributors to distribute digital books via a simple catalog format. The mechanism through which compatible Reading Systems access the distributed catalog has three components: eBook content, XML catalog metadata, and an HTTP transport for the catalog. OPDS-compatible Reading Systems must support IDPF EPUB, and may optionally support additional formats.
RDA (Resource Description and Access) - the working title of the new standard that will be the successor to AACR2. RDA is designed for the digital world. It will provide: A flexible framework for describing all resources - analog and digital; Data that is readily adaptable to new and emerging database structures; Data that is compatible with existing records in online library catalogues. FRBR (Functional Requirements for Bibliographic Records) provides the conceptual foundation for RDA .