Works in Progress Webinar: Re-envisioning the fabric of the bibliographic universe - From promise to reality
In this session, we explore the experiences of national and research libraries in linked data exploration, looking at milestones over time.
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“ARL White Paper on Wikidata: Opportunities and Recommendations,” April 18, 2019.
Jean Godby et al., Creating Library Linked Data with Wikibase: Lessons Learned from Project Passage (Dublin, OH: OCLC Research, 2019).
Karen Smith-Yoshimura, “Analysis of 2018 International Linked Data Survey for Implementers,” The Code4Lib Journal, no. 42 (November 2018).
Karen Smith-Yoshimura, “The Rise of Wikidata as a Linked Data Source – Hanging Together,” Hanging Together (blog), August 6, 2018.
OCLC and linked data
Shared entity management infrastructure
Annette Dortmund and Karen Smith-Yoshimura, OCLC
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.” 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.
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.
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!