Presentations

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

OCLC Research Update: Convening, understanding, and sharing

OCLC Research Update: Convening, understanding, and sharing

By Rachel Frick, Lynn Silipigni Connaway, Andrew Pace, Sharon Streams

ALA Midwinter
virtual

This January 2021 update session includes presentations on Resource Sharing, Realigning to develop a New Model Library, Linked Data Research, and Library Learning during COVID-19

Topics: Resource Sharing, New Model Library, Linked Data

OCLC Linked Data: Research, experimental applications, and shared infrastructure

OCLC Linked Data: Research, experimental applications, and shared infrastructure

By Andrew Pace, John Chapman

LD4 Conference 2020
virtual

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.

Topics: Linked Data

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.

Topics: Opioid Crisis, Linked Data, Research Library Partnership

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.

Topics: Linked Data

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.

 

Topics: Linked Data, Wikimedia