Vol. 13 No. 1 (2022): The Bibliographic Control in the Digital Ecosystem

Collocation and Hubs. Fundamental and New Version

Sally McCallum
Library of Congress, Washington, DC, USA

Published 2022-01-13


  • metadata,
  • MARC,
  • Library linked data

How to Cite

McCallum, Sally. 2022. “Collocation and Hubs. Fundamental and New Version”. JLIS.It 13 (1):45-52. https://doi.org/10.4403/jlis.it-12760.


This paper discusses collocation as a fundamental concept of metadata description that is reinterpreted and expanded in the BIBFRAME library linked data environment via the development of “hubs”.  With the MARC title authority description as a basis, the relationships that support broader collocation are examined and the affinity of the MARC title authority to a bibliographic entity is explained.  The reinterpretation of the title authority as a bibliographic hub will assist the fluidity needed in today’s environment between the MARC format, used for the last 50 years, and the new BIBFRAME ontology intended to replace it for richer linked data applications


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