MAR 16

OCLC Research Library Partnership meeting—London

Due to travel restrictions impacting US based OCLC staff, we have decided to cancel the RLP meeting.

This event has been cancelled.

Due to travel restrictions impacting US based OCLC staff, we have decided to cancel the RLP meeting.

UK based representatives from OCLC will still be attending the RLUK Conference and look forward to seeing you there.

For more information contact Merrilee Proffitt.


Re-envisioning the fabric of the bibliographic universe: From promise to reality

Making knowledge more connected and discoverable online has been the expectation driving linked data efforts for several years.  We are finally seeing practical applications surfacing from which libraries can now benefit. Moving from a traditional records-based approach to resource description to representation of a dreamed-for knowledge graph, what have been the challenges encountered so far? 

In this session, we will explore the experiences of national and research libraries in linked data exploration, looking at milestones over time. We’ll look at the journey that OCLC and others have been on, transitioning from entity-based description research, to prototyping and now to actual practices, covering work that has been undertaken with library partners right up to the present day. With the generous support of The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, OCLC recently announced the development of a shared “Entity Management Infrastructure.”  OCLC is inviting libraries who are interested in participating in this effort to join us.  The promise of an ecosystem is poised to become reality in 24 months when, the infrastructure will become available—jointly curated by the community and OCLC—making scholarly materials easier to find and use. 

Please join us to learn more.

09:30 Coffee and registration

10:00 Program

12:00 Adjourn

Registration is open to all in the OCLC Research Library Partnership and to special invited guests.


16 March 2020


10:00 – 12:00
Greenwich Mean Time [UTC +0]


London, England, UK


Wellcome Collection