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.

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

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

“A little bit of communication can go a long way.” The importance of Library Community Involvement and Relationship Building

“A little bit of communication can go a long way.” The importance of Library Community Involvement and Relationship Building

By Lynn Silipigni Connaway

National Library of Wellington
Te Puna Libraries, New Zealand

In this presentation, Lynn Silipigni Connaway describes the different roles libraries play, and how libraries are centering themselves in the life of their users in several important ways. She also provides an overview of the OCLC Research Library Partnership.

File: pptx, 92MB   Topics: Student Support

Public Libraries Respond to the Opioid Crisis with Their Community

Public Libraries Respond to the Opioid Crisis with Their Community

By Lynn Silipigni Connaway

Health Library Association (ALIA)
Melbourne, Australia

This update on the project “Public Libraries Respond to the Opioid Crisis with Their Communities” reviews project goals and activities, methodology, and findings.

File: pptx, 27MB  

“I like interlibrary loans a lot. I don’t like that three- or four-days turnaround.”  Academic Librarian and User Expectations for Accessing Resources and Perceptions of ILL

“I like interlibrary loans a lot. I don’t like that three- or four-days turnaround.” Academic Librarian and User Expectations for Accessing Resources and Perceptions of ILL

By Lynn Silipigni Connaway

University of Melbourne, Baillieu Library
Melbourne, Australia

The presentation provides a detailed look at recent focus group research to assess resource sharing and interlibrary loan challenges and expectations. The effort aims to influence and guide strategic direction and product development of OCLC delivery services.

File: pptx, 48MB   Topics: Resource Sharing

Socializing Context in Research Data Reuse

Socializing Context in Research Data Reuse

By Elizabeth Yakel, Ixchel M. Faniel

Digital Preservation Conference 2019
Tampa, Florida, USA

Presenters focus on data reuse and the data reuser's need for contextual information, the sources of context information, and the reasons why this information is needed.

File: pptx, 6MB   Topics: Research Data Management