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  • Works in Progress Webinar: Linked Open Data for Digitized Special Collections
JUN 8

Works in Progress Webinar: Linked Open Data for Digitized Special Collections

This Webinar will be of interest to catalogers, metadata librarians and curators of digitized special collections seeking models for making their digital collections more visible to Linked Open Data services and better connected to related resources on the Semantic Web.

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Recording

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Description

Today digitized special collections play a major role in humanities scholarship and pedagogy. When well-connected such collections can better achieve contextual mass, enable complex connective research, and support the collation and contextualization of physically dispersed primary sources. This webinar describes the in-progress enrichment and transformation of metadata describing two digitized image collections at the University of Illinois. We describe the challenges of turning metadata strings into URIs, discuss the expressiveness and our use of schema.org, detail how we map traditional metadata into schema.org RDF, and outline how we plan to provide users with new functionalities that leverage increased connectedness and integration with other Linked Open Data resources. 

Presenters from University of Illinois:

  • Timothy W. Cole, Project PI, CIRSS Coordinator for Library Applications and Professor, University Library
  • Myung-Ja K. Han, Project co-PI, Metadata Librarian and Associate Professor, University Library

This Webinar will be of interest to catalogers, metadata librarians and curators of digitized special collections seeking models for making their digital collections more visible to Linked Open Data services and better connected to related resources on the Semantic Web.

Works in Progress: An OCLC Research Occasional Webinar Series
These webinars are exclusively for OCLC Research Library Partners, but the recordings are publicly available to all.

What are we working on? What are you working on? OCLC Research Library Partners are invited to participate in Works in Progress: An OCLC Research Occasional Webinar Series to talk about work happening in OCLC Research – we'd like to present our work informally and get feedback from you, our Partners. We'd also like this to be a venue for Partner institutions. What are you working on that everyone should know about? What input would help you move forward? Let us know!

Date

08 June 2016

Time

12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
Eastern Daylight Time, North America [UTC -4]

Venue

Online via WebEx