Presentations

Case Studies from Project Passage Focusing on Wikidata’s Multilingual Support

Case Studies from Project Passage Focusing on Wikidata’s Multilingual Support (video)

By Karen Smith-Yoshimura and Xiaoli Li

This webinar highlights some key lessons from our experiences in the OCLC Research’s Linked Data Wikibase Prototype (“Project Passage”) regarding Wikidata’s multilingual support. It focuses on two case studies from the upcoming report on the pilot: Chinese descriptions and representing works and their associated translations.

File: video, 53 minutes   Topics: Linked Data, Research Library Partnership, Wikimedia

Taking Advantage of Multilingualism Support in Wikidata

Taking Advantage of Multilingualism Support in Wikidata

By Karen Smith-Yoshimura and Xiaioli Li

LD4 Conference on Linked Data in Libraries
Boston, MA (USA)

View highlights of some key lessons from the OCLC Research Linked Data Wikibase Prototype (“Project Passage”) regarding Wikidata’s multilingualism support.

File: pptx, 5MB   Topics: Wikimedia, Linked Data

Amplifying Metadata as Entities to Support Multilingualism

Amplifying Metadata as Entities to Support Multilingualism

By Karen Smith-Yoshimura

OCLC EMEA Regional Council Meeting
Marseille (France)

Karen Smith-Yoshimura provides an overview of the "Project Passage" linked data Wikibase prototype and a dive into use cases using the prototype for multilingualism.  

File: pptx, 16.2MB   Topics: Linked Data, Metadata

Leading the 21st Century Research Library

Leading the 21st Century Research Library

By Rachel Frick, Rebecca Bryant, Annette Dortmund, Karen Smith-Yoshimura, and Titia van der Werf

Research Library Partners Satellite Workshop
Marseille (France)

Program officers and researchers share recent OCLC Research into European practices related to linked data, research data management, persistent identifiers, open access, and research information management.

File: pptx, 15.3MB   Topics: Research Library Partnership, Linked Data, Research Data Management, Research Information Management, Open Access

OCLC Research Update: Emerging Trends

OCLC Research Update: Emerging Trends

By Lynn Silipigni-Connaway, Betha Gutsche, and Karen Smith-Yoshimura

ALA Midwinter
Seattle, WA (USA)

Lynn Silipigni Connaway provides overviews of several active projects, Karen Smith-Yoshimura presents emerging trends in linked data that were revealed in a recent survey, and Betha Gutsche shares the inspirational transformations that small public libraries made to their libraries as part of an IMLS grant-funded project. Watch a recording of the update on YouTube.

File: pptx, 15MB   Topics: Linked Data, WebJunction

Linked Data Implementations—Who, What, Why?

Linked Data Implementations—Who, What, Why?

By Karen Smith-Yoshimura

Semantic Web in Libraries (SWIB18)
Bonn (Germany)

Smith-Yoshimura delves into results from the 2018 International Linked Data Survey for Implementers, compares results to previous surveys, and provides insights into what libraries are doing in linked data.

File: pptx, 6.9MB   Topics: Linked Data

What’s Changed in Linked Data Implementations in the Last Three Years?

What's Changed in Linked Data Implementations in the Last Three Years?

By Karen Smith-Yoshimura

DLF 2018 Forum
Henderson, NV (USA)

Smith-Yoshimura delves into results from the 2018 International Linked Data Survey for Implementers, comparing results to the 2015 survey, and providing insights into what libraries are doing in linked data.

File: pptx, 6.2MB   Topics: Linked Data

Walk through 2018 International Linked Data Survey for Implementers Responses (video)

Walk through 2018 International Linked Data Survey for Implementers Responses (video)

By Karen Smith-Yoshimura

OCLC Research’s 2018 International Linked Data Survey for Implementers attracted responses from 81 institutions in 20 countries. Together, they described 104 linked data projects or services that have been or are being implemented. In this webinar, Karen Smith-Yoshimura goes over the results of the survey.

File: video, 38 minutes   Topics: Linked Data, Research Library Partnership

Non-Latin Script Access: Past, Now, Future

Non-Latin Script Access: Past, Now, Future

By Karen Smith-Yoshimura

2018 ALA Annual Conference & Exhibition
New Orleans, Louisiana (USA)

Smith-Yoshimura details how experimentation with new models of description and access in a linked data environment and OCLC's full implementation of Unicode in WorldCat could lead to dramatic improvements of non-Latin script support in WorldCat in the near future.

File: pptx, 10.8MB   Topics: Metadata

Using the Semantic Web to Improve Knowledge of Translations

Using the Semantic Web to Improve Knowledge of Translations

By Karen Smith-Yoshimura

International Conference on Dublin Core and Metadata Applications
Washington, DC (USA)

Smith-Yoshimura describes how Worldcat contains many rich cataloguing records for translations and how the semantic web can be used to improve associations and present information in the preferred language of the user.

File: pptx, 6.8MB   Topics: Linked Data