Learn how to make the transition from MARC to linked data easier in upcoming OCLC Research TAI CHI webinar

Register to attend the OCLC Research TAI CHI Webinar: How You Can Make the Transition from MARC to Linked Data Easier on Thursday, 5 November from 11 am - 12 pm EST to learn what metadata specialists can do now to make it easier to transform text strings in MARC data into the entity-"things" we later expose as linked data that others can consume. 

This webinar is free and open to all but advanced registration is required. The webinar recording and slides will be posted on this page following the event. We encourage you to register even if you are unable to attend the live webinar if you would like to be notified when the recording is available.

For more information:

Karen Smith-Yoshimura
Program Officer
OCLC Research
smithyok@oclc.org
+1-650-287-2141

Melissa Renspie
Senior Communications Officer
OCLC Research
renspiem@oclc.org
+1-614-761-5231

 

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From OCLC's experiences in datamining WorldCat to identify entities that can be exposed to the semantic Web, we've learned that there's a lot of data that can be parsed easily and made into "statements" – and sadly, a lot that cannot be without a lot more effort. In this webinar, Jean Godby and Karen Smith-Yoshimura of OCLC Research offer examples from their multilingual bibliographic structure and performers extraction adventures of what metadata specialists can do now to make it easier to transform text strings in MARC data into the entity-"things" we later expose as linked data that others can consume.

This is the 16th webinar in the OCLC Research Technical Advances for Innovation in Cultural Heritage Institutions (TAI CHI) Webinar Series, the goal of which is to highlight specific innovative applications, often locally developed, that libraries, museums and archives may find effective in their own environments, as well as to teach technical staff new technologies and skills.