Presentations

OCLC – A Brief Introduction

OCLC – A Brief Introduction

By Titia van der Werf

Séminaire Université de Lille
Lille, France

Delivered by Prof. Widad Mustafa El Hadi, this presentation provides a brief introduction to OCLC as an organization. It overviews OCLC’s history from its 1967 origins as the Ohio Computer Library Center to its role today as a global network of libraries, highlighting OCLC’s ongoing contribution to the diverse needs of libraries through innovative products, services, research, and continuing education opportunities.

File: pptx, 17.3MB  

Radical Access—Leveraging Creative Commons Licenses to Open up Archives

Radical Access—Leveraging Creative Commons Licenses to Open up Archives

By Heather I. Briston, Maureen Callahan

Speakers explain the suite of options available using Creative Commons licensing to allow creators to give their intellectual property to archives and special collections libraries. Webinar participants learned strategies for explaining open licenses to donors (and sellers), negotiating for them, articulating them in archival descriptions, and helping researchers make sense of them.

File: video, 58 minutes   Topics: Archives and Special Collections, Works in Progress

The Effects of the Shift to Open on Research Libraries

The Effects of the Shift to Open on Research Libraries

By Titia van der Werf

IATUL SEMINAR 2019
Gdańsk, Poland

Last year, OCLC surveyed libraries from 82 countries around the world on their open content efforts, investments, and opinions. The majority (72% of 705 respondents) were from research and university libraries. In this session, Titia presents data from the majority group through the lens of Lorcan Dempsey’s collection directions and contextualizes the findings within the broader trend toward more openness. She also shares questions raised by the findings and suggests areas for further exploration.

File: pptx, 2.1MB   Topics: Open Access, Collective Collections

From Authorities to Identifiers—Bridging the Silos

From Authorities to Identifiers—Bridging the Silos

By Karen Smith-Yoshimura

OCLC Research Mini-Symposium
Barcelona, Spain

In this keynote presentation, Karen Smith-Yoshimura explains how library practices are shifting from authority control to using identifiers and how identifiers can disambiguate and control names more expeditiously and make library data more web friendly. She notes the emergence of identity hubs to address identity management across domains, aggregating names from different types of resources.

File: pptx, 12MB   Topics: Linked Data

This presentation highlights key lessons from OCLC Research’s Linked Data Wikibase Prototype (“Project Passage”), a 10-month pilot done in 2018 in collaboration with metadata specialists in 16 U.S. libraries.

Lessons from Representing Library Metadata in OCLC Research’s Linked Data Wikibase Prototype (video)

By Karen Smith-Yoshimura

Semantic Web in Libraries (SWIB) 2019
Hamburg, Germany

This presentation highlights key lessons from OCLC Research’s Linked Data Wikibase Prototype (“Project Passage”), a 10-month pilot done in 2018 in collaboration with metadata specialists in 16 US libraries.

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File: video, 25 minutes   Topics: Linked Data

Ariadne, an innovative approach to scalable semantic embedding (video)

Ariadne, an innovative approach to scalable semantic embedding (video)

By Shenghui Wang, Rob Koopman

The OCLC Research project Ariadne Semantic Embedding is a demonstration of a practical solution to support libraries in this field. Watch this webinar to see the potential of this scalable semantic embedding method for other applications such as entity disambiguation, citation recommendation, clustering and collection exploration.

File: video, 56 minutes   Topics: Data Science, Semantic Embedding, Works in Progress

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Managing Archival Technical Services with Agile Software Development Methods at Ohio State University Libraries

By Morag Boyd, Cate Putirskis, Russell Schelby

In this presentation, library staff from Ohio State University Libraries discuss how implementing Agile helped archival staff to improve productivity overall and increased opportunities for staff members to cross-train, develop skills, and lead projects.

File: video, 58 minutes   Topics: Archives and Special Collections, Works in Progress

What are the entities that matter, and  how much should we say about them?

What are the entities that matter, and how much should we say about them?

By Jean Godby

NISO Webinar: Implementing Library Linked Data
Virtual

This presentation discusses the work of catalogers who participated in OCLC's Project Passage in 2018. It develops the theme of identification of "the entities that matter" and concludes with a brief update on OCLC's post-Passage activities involving resource description in Wikibase.

 

File: pptx, 8.8MB   Topics: Linked Data, Wikimedia

Snake News or Fake News? A Game Show About How Students Evaluate Scientific Information in Google Search Results

Snake News or Fake News? A Game Show About How Students Evaluate Scientific Information in Google Search Results

By Tara Tobin Cataldo, Amy Buhler, Samuel Putnam, Christopher Cyr

2019 Charleston Conference
Charleston, SC, USA

This game show-style presentation gives an overview of a study that uses simulations of Google Search Engine Result Pages (SERPs), a think-aloud protocol, and interviews to capture student’s point of selection behavior and real-time cognition in judging the helpfulness, citability, and credibility of online resources.  

File: pdf, 3.7MB   Topics: Information Literacy