Presentations

Identifying Opportunities for Collective Curation During Archaeological Excavations

Identifying Opportunities for Collective Curation During Archaeological Excavations

By Ixchel M. Faniel

15th International Digital Curation Conference (IDCC 2020)
Dublin, Ireland

Archaeological excavations are comprised of interdisciplinary teams that create, manage, and share data as they unearth and analyze material culture. These team-based settings are ripe for collective curation, particularly among the excavation teams responsible for unearthing the materials and the specialists responsible for analysing them. Yet, findings from a study of four excavation sites show specialist data tend to remain unlinked and decontextualized from excavation data. This presentation highlights findings from the study, opportunities identified for collective curation, and responses from the four excavation projects.

File: PPTX, 29.3MB   Topics: Research Data Management, User Research

What researchers need when deciding whether to reuse data: Experiences from three disciplines

What researchers need when deciding whether to reuse data: Experiences from three disciplines

By Ixchel M. Faniel

NIH Workshop on the Role of Generalist Repositories to Enhance Data Discoverability and Reuse
Bethesda, MD, USA

When researchers are deciding whether to reuse data, they need information about data’s context of production from a variety of sources such that data’s quality can be evaluated. This panel presentation compares the different types of context, sources, and data quality attributes quantitative social scientists, zoologists, and archaeologists mentioned needing during interviews and observations about their data reuse.

File: PPTX, 6.1MB   Topics: Research Data Management, User Research

Facilitating Technical Interoperability through Improved Social Interoperability

Facilitating Technical Interoperability through Improved Social Interoperability

By Rebecca Bryant

PIDapalooza
Lisbon, Portugal

This presentation shared about a current OCLC Research project on Institutional Stakeholders in Research Support, oc.lc/stakeholders. We are examining the operations, goals, and pain points of university stakeholders supporting research support activities in order to equip practitioners with greater knowledge for successfully managing enterprise projects. 

File: pptx, 23.3MB   Topics: Institutional Organization, Organizational Identifiers, Researcher Support

OCLC Research Update

OCLC Research Update (video)

By Rachel Frick, Kendra Morgan, Karen Smith-Yoshimura

ALA Midwinter
Philadelphia, PA, USA

In this session, OCLC staff highlighted recent examples of OCLC Research’s collaborative initiatives, presented on a multi-sector collaboration with public libraries in response to the opioid epidemic and discussed OCLC’s current initiatives around operationalizing linked data.

File: video   Topics: Opioid Crisis, Linked Data, Research Library Partnership

Big Shifts: Libraries, Collections, Networks

Big Shifts: Libraries, Collections, Networks

By Lorcan Dempsey

ALA Midwinter
Philadelphia, PA, USA

Academic libraries increasingly define themselves in terms of student success, research support, and community engagement. We are seeing a major shift from the centrality of the collection, to services and to deeper engagement with changing research, teaching, and learning practices. This presentation frames important changes, identifies patterns in library responses, and discusses how they can use trends to their advantage. It draws on an extensive record of OCLC Research work on the future of libraries, on the shifting boundaries and character of library collections, on research support, on library collaboration, and on the shift to open.

File: pptx, 24.6MB   Topics: Collective Collections, Open Access

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.

Additional Materials:
PowerPoint Slides (11MB)


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