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BIBFRAME and RDA: This project will explore the BIBFRAME and RDA28 data models and best practices for creating linked data descriptions for Library of Congress resources in monograph, serial, notated music, and cartographic formats. These are data types at the Library that are most actively using the Resource Description and Access (RDA) cataloging provisions and this project will investigate the compatibility of the RDA and BIBFRAME models. BIBFRAME’s effectiveness for describing those resources for user needs will also be evaluated. In addition, the project will evaluate the thesauri and controlled vocabularies best suited to describe monographic, serial, notated music, and cartographic resources in a linked data environment. By the end of 2016, LC will make available to the library community: 1) BIBFRAME Editor Resource Description & Access (RDA) profiles for monographic, serial, notated music, and cartographic resources; 2) a searchable BIBFRAME database of entries that consists of converted MARC authority and bibliographic records from the LC/ NACO Authority File and the Library of Congress bibliographic database; 3) a set of BIBFRAME descriptions for monographic, serial, notated music, and cartographic resources; 4) a written evaluation of the project and recommendations for future research and development; and, 5) a presentation of project findings to appropriate library organizations such as the American Library Association (ALA) and linked data communities.