Presentations

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.

Topics: Linked Data

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.

 

Topics: Linked Data, Wikimedia

How IIIF standards improve search and discovery for Cultural Heritage collections

How IIIF standards improve search and discovery for Cultural Heritage collections

By Jeff Mixter

DLF Forum
Tampa, Florida, USA

IIIF is an emerging standard for sharing digital structural metadata. OCLC is an active member of the IIIF community and has been working to integrate the standard in is services/products. This talk discusses the experimental IIIF work being done by OCLC Research to help test evolving IIIF standards and help integrate them into production services.

Topics: IIIF, Linked Data

Introducing the CONTENTdm Linked Data Pilot Project

Introducing the CONTENTdm Linked Data Pilot Project

By Jeff Mixter, Bruce Washburn

CONTENTdm User Group Meeting
Indianapolis, IN, USA

The CONTENTdm Linked Data pilot explores how to convert CONTENTdm data into linked data, how to curate the data in the Wikibase infrastructure, and how to use the data to improve end-user experiences in CONTENTdm. This presentation covers the background research that led to the development of the pilot, the plans for the 3 phases of the pilot, and some early feedback from one of the pilot participants.

 

Topics: Linked Data, IIIF

IIIF Change Discovery in Action: Findings from an OCLC Research Experiment

IIIF Change Discovery in Action: Findings from an OCLC Research Experiment

By Jeff Mixter

IIIF Annual Conference
Göttingen, Germany

OCLC Research is participating in the IIIF Discovery Working Group's on-going effort to develop a "Change Discovery API". The Change Discovery API will provide the information needed to discover and subsequently make use of IIIF resources.

Topics: IIIF, Linked Data

Case Studies from Project Passage Focusing on Wikidata’s Multilingual Support

Case Studies from Project Passage Focusing on Wikidata’s Multilingual Support (video)

By Karen Smith-Yoshimura and Xiaoli Li

This webinar highlights some key lessons from our experiences in the OCLC Research’s Linked Data Wikibase Prototype (“Project Passage”) regarding Wikidata’s multilingual support. It focuses on two case studies from the upcoming report on the pilot: Chinese descriptions and representing works and their associated translations.

Topics: Linked Data, Research Library Partnership, Wikimedia, Works in Progress

Ideation to Prototype: Turning new ideas into useful services

Ideation to Prototype: Turning new ideas into useful services

By Andrew Pace

LD4 Conference on Linked Data in Libraries
Boston, Massachusetts, USA

Using the Wikibase Linked Data Prototype as an example, Pace will outline 5 simple steps for managing a complex project that will improve your chances for getting from an experiment to a production service.

Topics: Linked Data

OCLC Project Passage User Interface: Assisting the cataloging workflow

OCLC Project Passage User Interface: Assisting the cataloging workflow

By Bruce Washburn

LD4 Conference on Linked Data in Libraries
Boston, Massachusetts, USA

OCLC’s Project Passage evaluated a federated instance of Wikibase as a platform for cataloging bibliographic entities.  This presentation will focus on applications and workflows that were developed during the project to help speed and improve the cataloging user experience.

Topics: Linked Data, Data Science

Taking Advantage of Multilingualism Support in Wikidata

Taking Advantage of Multilingualism Support in Wikidata

By Karen Smith-Yoshimura and Xiaioli Li

LD4 Conference on Linked Data in Libraries
Boston, MA (USA)

View highlights of some key lessons from the OCLC Research Linked Data Wikibase Prototype (“Project Passage”) regarding Wikidata’s multilingualism support.

Topics: Wikimedia, Linked Data