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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

Lighting the Way-- Improving discovery and delivery for archives and special collections

Lighting the Way-- Improving discovery and delivery for archives and special collections

By Shelly Black, Sophie Glidden-Lyon, Dinah Handel, Mark A. Matienzo, Kate Philipson

Works In Progress Webinar from the Research Library Partnership
Virtual

This webinar will be of interest to library and archive workers, those who manage and allocate resources to special collections, and those who are considering new modes of meeting facilitation and collaboration.

Topics: Archives and Special Collections, Works in Progress

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

Metadata  directions

Metadata directions

By Lorcan Dempsey

Eurasian Academic Libraries Conference
virtual

In this virtual presentation, Lorcan Dempsey describes two trends in metadata, Entification and Pluralization, as well as OCLC's work these areas. 

Topics: Metadata

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