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.

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OCLC Research's Sharon Streams presents an overview of several active research projects, followed by Andrew Pace who provides 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. Additionally, Karen Smith-Yoshimura gives an update and insight into work on representing translations in Wikibase.

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25 June 2018


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


New Orleans, Louisiana


Morial Convention Center
Rm 344