2018 OCLC Research Presentations List

Linked Data Prototype - Final Partner Meeting

Linked Data Prototype - Final Partner Meeting (video)

By Sara Newell, Taylor Surface, Jeff Mixter, John Chapman 

OCLC Research Webinar: Linked Data Prototype - Final Partner Meeting
Virtual

Presented online to partner libraries to wrap-up the Linked Data Platform for Production Cataloging Workflows project

Additional Materials:
PowerPoint Slides (7.3MB)


Topics: Linked Data, Wikimedia

Making the Most of Unique Collections: Developing New Roles and Approaches at LSE

Making the Most of Unique Collections: Developing New Roles and Approaches at LSE

By Martin Reid, Anna Towlson

Watch this webinar recording to learn more about the London School of Economics and Political Science's approach to developing an integrated approach toward its collections, creating new roles to unify and lead the development and exploitation of unique and distinctive material across its collections on a thematic basis.

Topics: Works in Progress, Archives and Special Collections

Subject Prediction Using Semantic Embedding

Subject Prediction Using Semantic Embedding

By Rob Koopman and Shenghui Wang

DANS colloquium 'Revisiting the NARCIS Classification’
The Hague (Netherlands)

Koopman and Wang describe semantic embedding and their work on the Ariadne random projection algorithm that attempts to predict the right mix of subject headings.

Topics: Semantic Embedding

Return to the Real: Building Social Capital in an Analog Revival

Return to the Real: Building Social Capital in an Analog Revival

By Betha Gutsche

Next Library
Berlin, Germany

Libraries can address the loss of social capital as hubs of activities that bring people together physically for the kind human interaction that virtual connections and digital interfaces miss. This presentation focuses on the social possibilities, exploring ways to intentionally create social capital and amplify people's ties to each other and their community.

Topics: WebJunction

The OCLC RLP Special Collections and Archives Work Agenda (video)

The OCLC RLP Special Collections and Archives Work Agenda (video)

By Chela Scott Weber

In this “office hours” style webinar, Chela Scott Weber gives an overview of the Research and Learning Agenda for Archives, Special, and Distinctive Collections in Research Libraries, and hosts a conversation for RLP members to ask questions and give input on where action from the RLP is most beneficial for their institutions.

Topics: Research Library Partnership, Archives and Special Collections, Works in Progress

The OCLC RLP Special Collections and Archives Work Agenda

The OCLC RLP Special Collections and Archives Work Agenda

By Chela Scott Weber

SAA Archives Records 2018 Conference
Washington, DC (USA)

OCLC Research has a long history of work in the area of archives, special, and distinctive collections in research libraries. Weber discusses the many areas of investigation we are doing in these areas and next steps for the work.

Topics: Archives and Special Collections

Better Together: Effective Partnerships for Libraries Archives and Museums

Better Together: Effective Partnerships for Libraries Archives and Museums

By Jennifer Gunter King and Merrilee Proffitt

SAA Research Forum
Washington, DC (USA)

Learn about what OCLC Research has done since publishing the report Beyond the Silos of the LAMs: Collaboration Among Libraries, Archives and Museums and with connecting the concept of convergence to the more recent report Research and Learning Agenda for Archives, Special, and Distinctive Collections in Research Libraries.

Topics: Libraries, Archives and Museums, Research Agendas

Using Wikibase to Manage Linked Data for Digital Collection

Using Wikibase to Manage Linked Data for Digital Collection

By Jeff Mixter, Bruce Washburn, Jean Godby

CONTENTdm Users Group Meeting
Columbus, OH (USA) D

OCLC is working with several member institutions on an experimental project to evaluate Wikibase as part of a new linked data ecosystem. This presentation given by Jean Godby summarizes the work in progress, provides demonstrations of a pilot system, and offers a discussion of the implications with those managing digital collections.

Topics: Linked Data

Why IIIF

Why IIIF

By Jeff Mixter

CONTENTdm Users Group Meeting
Columbus, OH (USA)

In this presentation, a cross-divisional team at OCLC describes their current work in IIIF and its usefulness with CONTENTdm.

Topics: IIIF

Leadership, Scaling, OCLC

Leadership, Scaling, OCLC

By Lorcan Dempsey

The 6th North America-China Library Conference
Dublin, OH (USA)

Dempsey describes how scaling and library leadership are areas to explore and the role OCLC plays in these areas.

Topics: Sourcing and Scaling

Wikipedia and OCLC

Wikipedia and OCLC

By Merrilee Proffitt

NFAIS Virtual Workshop
Virtual

Learn all about OCLC's work with Wikpedia and the Wikipedia + Libraries project, which helps library staff leverage Wikipedia in their communities.

Topics: Wikimedia, WorldCat

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.

Topics: Metadata

The Interoperability Imperative: A Discussion of the Fractured Technical Landscape

The Interoperability Imperative: A Discussion of the Fractured Technical Landscape

By Roy Tennant

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

Changes to the evolving scholarly record are being driven by evolutions in technology. Tennant explores how interoperability is becoming a key priority with efforts to improve workflows for researchers and reduce admin burden, how research data management is growing in importance, and more.

Topics: IIIF

Wikipedia and OCLC

Wikipedia and OCLC

By Merrilee Proffitt

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

Learn how OCLC and the Wikimedia Foundation's Wikipedia Library are partnering to link citations in Wikipedia to millions of library materials represented in WorldCat, and the Wikipedia + Libraries project helping libraries leverage Wikipedia with their communities.

Topics: Wikimedia, WorldCat