Library of Congress Provides Details About Transition Away From MARC

http://www.libraryjournal.com/lj/newsletters/newsletterbucketacademicnewswire/892637-440/library_of_congress_provides_details.html.csp

From the article: ’The Bibliographic Framework Initiative General Plan, building upon an initial announcement in May, would slowly distance libraries from the 40-year-old MARC format as the “common exchange currency for bibliographic data” and implant libraries in an environment conditioned by the technologies of the Semantic Web and linked data principles. This would include the use of the World Wide Web Consortium’s (W3C) Resource Description Framework as a data model, which is the preferred method for publishing linked data.’