This presentation summarized OCLC's findings on the impact of new workflows in the ground-shifting transition from traditional cataloging to linked data platforms, highlighted the integral engagement, participation, and feedback from OCLC members, and attempted to chart a linked data research path for the decade to come.
Recording available on LD4 on YouTube.
File: pdf, 2.5MB Topics: Linked Data
In this webinar session, we explore the experiences of national and research libraries in linked data exploration, looking at milestones over time.
File: video, 54 minutes Topics: Works in Progress, Linked Data
The presenters will provide an overview of a pilot project using CONTENTdm to build, preserve, and showcase their digital collections, discuss the lessons learned so far, and preview the work ahead.
File: video, 56 minutes Topics: Linked Data, Works in Progress
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
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 US libraries.
PowerPoint Slides (11MB)
File: video, 25 minutes Topics: Linked Data
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
Tampa, Florida, USA
IIIF is an emerging standard for sharing digital structural metadata. OCLC is an active member of the IIIF community and has been working to integrate the standard in is services/products. This talk discusses the experimental IIIF work being done by OCLC Research to help test evolving IIIF standards and help integrate them into production services.
File: pptx, 49MB Topics: IIIF, Linked Data
Indianapolis, IN, USA
The CONTENTdm Linked Data pilot explores how to convert CONTENTdm data into linked data, how to curate the data in the Wikibase infrastructure, and how to use the data to improve end-user experiences in CONTENTdm. This presentation covers the background research that led to the development of the pilot, the plans for the 3 phases of the pilot, and some early feedback from one of the pilot participants.
File: pptx, 22MB Topics: Linked Data, IIIF
OCLC Research is participating in the IIIF Discovery Working Group's on-going effort to develop a "Change Discovery API". The Change Discovery API will provide the information needed to discover and subsequently make use of IIIF resources.
File: ppt, 68MB Topics: IIIF, Linked Data