Presentations

Wikipedia and libraries opening slide

Wikipedia and Libraries

By Merrilee Proffit

Italian Bibliostar Conference
virtual

This presentation and paper highlights how libraries and Wikimedia can collaborate to strengthen shared information access goals and shares success stories from libraires and OCLC working with Wikimedia to connect communities of knowledge.

Topics: Wikimedia

EBLIDA & OCLC Workshop

EBLIDA & OCLC Workshop

By Ton van Vlimmeren, Lynn Silipigni Connaway, Brittany Brannon, Titia van der Werf, Giuseppe Vitiello

EBLIDA - OCLC Online Workshop
virtual

As a part of OCLC Research’s work in documenting how libraries as organizations operate, adapt, and evolve, the OCLC Research team met with global library leaders to discuss emerging library models in response to the changes caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. They looked at new and evolving practices and policies, possibilities for collaboration, and how these opportunities can benefit their communities into the future.

Topics: New Model Library

On the Way to Library Linked Data

On the Way to Library Linked Data

By Jeff Mixter, Bruce Washburn

Library Linked Data Webinar
virtual

For more than a decade, OCLC’s Research division has been investigating the tools, standards, workflows, and strategies for making the transition from traditional bibliographic metadata to fully linked data. In this presentation, OCLC Research Software Engineers, Jeff Mixter and Bruce Washburn, will provide a perspective on the promise and potential of library linked data that is framed by OCLC Research’s past work.

Topics: Linked Data

Wikipedia Shaming

Wikipedia Shaming: Authority dilemmas across educational stages

By Lynn Silipigni Connaway, Christopher Cyr, Rachel Elrod, Joyce Kasman Valenza

ALA Annual 2021
Virtual

As Wikipedia reaches maturity, celebrating its 21st birthday this coming year, isn't it time to consider its adulthood? Results from our research of 175 students, which used a simulated set of Google search results to see how students select and judge resources for a research project, suggest we should. Since its birth, students have been generally discouraged from using Wikipedia, but as this collaborative reference tool has evolved, so should our consideration of its value.

Topics: Wikimedia, Equity, Diversity, Inclusion

Bringing IIIF Manifests to life in Wikidata

Bringing IIIF Manifests to life in Wikidata

By Jeff Mixter, Gina Solares

LD4
virtual

In this presentation, research staff discuss and demonstrate a Wikidata user script that, for items that include a IIIF Presentation Manifest URL, will embed the ProjectMirador viewer and load the Manifest JSON so that the images referenced in the Manifest can be viewed in the context of other Wikidata statements about the work.

Topics: IIIF, Wikimedia

Case Studies of US Research Information Management

Case Studies of US Research Information Management

By Rebecca Bryant

VIVO 2021 International Conference
virtual

This session previews the findings from a forthcoming OCLC Research report on Research Information Management Practices in the United States (http://oc.lc/us-rim-project), scheduled for early fall 2021.

Topics: Research Information Management

Bringing IIIF Manifests to Life in Wikidata with Mirador 3 - 2021 IIIF Annual Conference

Bringing IIIF Manifests to Life in Wikidata with Mirador 3 - 2021 IIIF Annual Conference

By Jeff Mixter, Gina Solares

IIIF Annual Conference
virtual

This presentation discusses and demonstrates a Wikidata user script that, for items that include a IIIF Presentation Manifest URL, will embed the ProjectMirador viewer and load the Manifest JSON so that the images referenced in the Manifest can be viewed in the context of other Wikidata statements about the work.

Topics: Wikimedia, IIIF

Visions of Transformation for a New Model Library

Visions of Transformation for a New Model Library

By Ixchel M. Faniel

Cooperating Raleigh Colleges' Library Workshop 2021
virtual

During this presentation, Ixchel Faniel shares findings from an OCLC Research project that looked into the future with twenty-nine global leaders from public, two-year, four-year, and research libraries. As these leaders reflected on their responses during the COVID-19 pandemic, they discussed the changes they want to take into the future.

Topics: New Model Library, Open Access, Library Consortia, Institutional Organization

Open for All, Reusable for Whom?: A Review of What Data Reusers Want and How Data Repositories Can Deliver.

Open for All, Reusable for Whom?: A Review of What Data Reusers Want and How Data Repositories Can Deliver

By Ixchel M. Faniel, Lisa Johnston, Katie Wissel

Open Repositories 2021
virtual

Drawing from data reuse studies, we create a feature set to assess how data repositories are meeting data reuse needs. We use our findings to showcase desirable features in use to prototype the design of a reuser-oriented data repository that developers can use to improve their data repository interface.

Topics: Open Access, Research Data Management