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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

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.

File: video, 53 minutes   Topics: Linked Data, Research Library Partnership, Wikimedia, Works in Progress

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.

File: pptx, 5MB   Topics: Wikimedia, Linked Data

Amplifying Metadata as Entities to Support Multilingualism

Amplifying Metadata as Entities to Support Multilingualism

By Karen Smith-Yoshimura

OCLC EMEA Regional Council Meeting
Marseille (France)

Karen Smith-Yoshimura provides an overview of the "Project Passage" linked data Wikibase prototype and a dive into use cases using the prototype for multilingualism.  

File: pptx, 16.2MB   Topics: Linked Data, Metadata

Leading the 21st Century Research Library

Leading the 21st Century Research Library

By Rachel Frick, Rebecca Bryant, Annette Dortmund, Karen Smith-Yoshimura, and Titia van der Werf

Research Library Partners Satellite Workshop
Marseille (France)

Program officers and researchers share recent OCLC Research into European practices related to linked data, research data management, persistent identifiers, open access, and research information management.

File: pptx, 15.3MB   Topics: Research Library Partnership, Linked Data, Research Data Management, Research Information Management, Open Access

OCLC Research Update: Emerging Trends

OCLC Research Update: Emerging Trends

By Lynn Silipigni-Connaway, Betha Gutsche, and Karen Smith-Yoshimura

ALA Midwinter
Seattle, WA (USA)

Lynn Silipigni Connaway provides overviews of several active projects, Karen Smith-Yoshimura presents emerging trends in linked data that were revealed in a recent survey, and Betha Gutsche shares the inspirational transformations that small public libraries made to their libraries as part of an IMLS grant-funded project. Watch a recording of the update on YouTube.

File: pptx, 15MB   Topics: Linked Data, WebJunction