JUN 25

OCLC Research Update at ALA Annual Meeting

Join OCLC Research, one of the world's leading research groups devoted to challenges facing libraries and archives, for an overview of several active research projects.

Join OCLC Research, one of the world's leading research groups devoted to challenges facing libraries and archives, for an overview of several active research projects with a special focus on a Linked Data Prototype developed in partnership with 16 libraries. This unique project uses out-of-the-box services from WikiMedia, other open source applications, and a high quality set of name entities available from FAST, VIAF, and Wikidata to prototype services to 1) reconcile names for people, organizations, concepts, places; and 2) create, edit, and share entity descriptions while also allowing for the contribution of additional contextual relationships between entities. Hear more about the project, insights gained by the partnerships, and next steps for the pilot. Following the briefing, audience members are invited to offer comments and ask questions.

The session will be livestreamed on Facebook and a recording of the session will be available here after the event

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Date

25 June 2018

Time

10:30 AM – 11:30 AM
Central Daylight Time, North America [UTC -5]

Location

New Orleans, Louisiana

Venue

Morial Convention Center
Rm 344