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Time: Saturday, June 24, 2017, 8:30-10:00 AM

Location: McCormick Place, S102

 

Applicability and Practicality of BIBFRAME

Please join us for three exciting presentations describing the use of the BIBFRAME model in current library projects. After our speaker presentations, the group will have an opportunity for questions and discussion.

 

*Please excuse cross-postings.*

The ALCTS/LITA Library Linked Data Interest Group (LLD-IG) seeks proposals for its meeting on Saturday, January 21st at 8:30-10:00 AM during the 2017 ALA Midwinter Conference in Atlanta, Georgia. LLD-IG facilitates active conversation among librarians and information professionals to discuss projects, ideas, and practical use cases related to library linked data. We welcome proposals that offer practical applications of library linked data and encourage audience participation and discussion.

Possible topics include (but are not limited to):

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Discussion Program Announcement: LITA/ALCTS Linked Library Data Interest Group Meeting, ALA Midwinter 2018

by Anne Washington on Wed, Jan 10, 2018 at 01:56 pm

LITA/ALCTS Linked Library Data Interest Group Meeting at ALA Midwinter in Denver, CO

 

Time: Saturday, February 10, 2018 8:30-10:00 AM

Location: Colorado Convention Center, Rm 705/707

Session Name: “I Know Very Well How I Got My Name”: Linked Data Authority Projects

 

LITA/ALCTS Linked Library Data Interest Group Meeting at ALA Midwinter in Denver, CO

 

Time: Saturday, February 10, 2018 8:30-10:00 AM

Location: Colorado Convention Center, Rm 705/707

Session Name: “I Know Very Well How I Got My Name”: Linked Data Authority Projects

 

Please join us for three exciting presentations on linked data name authority projects. After our speaker presentations, the group will have an opportunity for questions and discussion.

 

What works and what doesn’t? Name Reconciliation Work and Management of Digitized Special Collections

As libraries transform and publish their data as linked open data, they face a number of challenges. Included among these challenges are two key questions: How can we recognize and reconcile named entities already described in established linked open data sources, and how can we best manage unique names often found in local special collections’ data, but not found elsewhere? Funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the Linked Open Data (LOD) for Digitized Special Collections project at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Library has provided an opportunity to address these two questions through lessons learned from three of the University Library’s digitized special collections, two image-based theater collections, and a TEI-encoded text collection. This presentation illustrates how the project has combined manual and automatic reconciliation processes to improve the matching results, and an approach to creating and publishing local name authority files in an LOD format.

Speaker:

Myung-Ja (“MJ”) K. Han is a Metadata Librarian and Associate Professor of Library Administration at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Her research focuses on interoperability of metadata, metadata modeling, bibliographic control in the digital library environment, and the use of Linked Open Data in library service architectures and implementations.

 

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Western Name Authority File: Linking People and Corporate Bodies

The Western Name Authority File (WNAF) project was funded by an IMLS planning grant in early 2016 to explore and pilot a system for developing a collaborative, regional authority file for personal names and corporate bodies from digital collection metadata. We presented the background and issues to be explored at the Linked Library Data Interest Group at ALA Annual 2016, and now as we near the end of the two year grant, we will provide an update on the data model we've chosen for our vocabulary, what we've done to collect and reconcile names from a variety of partner institutions, and the emerging vocabulary workflows that we're in the process of developing in order to make the WNAF available as linked open data.

Speakers:

Anna Neatrour is the Digital Initiatives Librarian at the University of Utah J. Willard Marriott Library. She previously was a metadata librarian at the Marriott Library and at the Mountain West Digital Library. She received her MLIS from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Jeremy Myntti is Head of Digital Library Services at the University of Utah J. Willard Marriott Library. This position allows him the opportunity to work closely with faculty and staff who are digitizing, creating metadata, and digitally preserving library and partner content. He received his MLIS from the University of Alabama.

 

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Introducing Cedar: A Linked Data Authority Service at the University of Houston Libraries

In 2016, as part of the development of a new digital access and preservation ecosystem, the University of Houston Libraries established Cedar, a local linked data thesaurus. Using SKOS, Cedar includes terms for subjects, individual and organization names, place names, and time periods found in the Libraries’ digital library and electronic theses and dissertations (ETD) collection from the UH institutional repository. While Cedar includes terms from national authority files, it also accommodates locally created terms with emphasis on personal, organization, and place names. Over the last two years, the metadata unit has deployed the software and developed strategies and workflows for term entry and use in our digital production workflows. Additionally, we collaborated with our cataloging unit to leverage this system to perform authority control in traditional MARC cataloging for ETDs in a more efficient way. This presentation will outline the development of the tool focusing on the thesaurus design, the workflow of creating local authority records, the use of the application, as well as lessons learned and future directions.

Speakers:

Xiping Liu is a Resource Description Librarian at the University of Houston M.D. Anderson Library. She is responsible for original cataloging library materials in all formats. She received her MLIS from Rutgers University.

Anne Washington is the Metadata Librarian at the University of Houston M.D. Anderson Library. She is responsible for managing metadata creation and maintenance for the University of Houston Digital Library. She received her MLIS from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

Andrew Weidner is the Metadata Services Coordinator at the University of Houston M.D. Anderson Library where he oversees digitization and metadata for digital collections. He received his MLIS from the University of North Texas.

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Discussion Call for proposals: Library Linked Data Interest Group, ALA Midwinter 2018

by Anne Washington on Fri, Oct 20, 2017 at 03:34 pm

The ALCTS/LITA Library Linked Data Interest Group (LLD-IG) seeks proposals for its meeting on Saturday, February 10th at 8:30-10:00 AM during the 2018 ALA Midwinter Meeting in Denver, Colorado.

The ALCTS/LITA Library Linked Data Interest Group (LLD-IG) seeks proposals for its meeting on Saturday, February 10th at 8:30-10:00 AM during the 2018 ALA Midwinter Meeting in Denver, Colorado. LLD-IG facilitates active conversation among librarians and information professionals to discuss projects, ideas, and practical use cases related to library linked data.

 

Our Midwinter session will focus on linked data name authority projects. We welcome proposals that offer insight into the development and/or use of linked data name thesauri and encourage audience participation and discussion.

 

Possible topics include (but are not limited to):

  • Development of local authority applications

  • Implementation of linked data name thesauri into cataloging or metadata workflows

  • Collaborative linked data name thesaurus projects

 

Please email proposals to Anne Washington (awashington@uh.edu) and Scott Carlson (sjc5@rice.edu) by Wednesday, November 15th. Your proposal should include:

  • Proposal title

  • Proposal description (up to 150 words)

  • Name and position of presenter

 

We will notify you by Wednesday, November 29th if your proposal has been accepted. We look forward to hearing from you!

 

Best regards,  

 

Anne Washington (Co-chair) and Scott Carlson (Co-chair)

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Discussion Presentation Slides Available - Linked Library Data Interest Group Session - ALA Annual 2017

by Anne Washington on Sat, Jun 24, 2017 at 11:10 am

Time: Saturday, June 24, 2017, 8:30-10:00 AM

Location: McCormick Place, S102

 

Applicability and Practicality of BIBFRAME

Thank you to our speakers for three exciting presentations describing the use of the BIBFRAME model in current library projects.

Slides available via links here:

 

Time: Saturday, June 24, 2017, 8:30-10:00 AM

Location: McCormick Place, S102

 

Applicability and Practicality of BIBFRAME

Thank you to our speakers for three exciting presentations describing the use of the BIBFRAME model in current library projects.

Slides available via links here:

 

1. Linked Data Versus Basic Search Engine Optimization: A Case Study [1]

Brian Rennick, Associate University Librarian for Information Technology, Brigham Young University Libraries

Abstract: During the past year, the Brigham Young University Library subscribed to the Library Link Network service from Zepheira and SirsiDynix that transformed over four million catalog records from MARC to BIBFRAME linked data. As part of our exploration of this service, we tracked the number of referrals to our catalog from the linked network. A separate initiative that exposed records via search engine optimization techniques was launched at approximately the same time, allowing us to compare the effectiveness of the two different approaches. This presentation will share the results of the study and lessons learned.

Speaker Bio: Brian Rennick is the Associate University Librarian for Information Technology at Brigham Young University's Harold B. Lee Library. His work in a diversity of industries—finance, government, manufacturing, and education—has provided him with a broad perspective on information technology matters. Brian's current research interests are focused on library systems, user experience design, and digital scholarship.

 

2. The Shot Heard Round the World: Linked Data for Production's Tracer Bullet 1, Practical Copy-Cataloging in RDF [2]

Philip E. Schreur, Assistant University Librarian for Technical and Access Services, Stanford University

Abstract: Linked Data for Production is a Mellon-funded project focused on beginning the transition of traditional Technical Services workflows to ones rooted in linked data.  One aspect of Stanford’s work on this grant is the conversion of four workflows as Tracer Bullets; that is, to work from the beginning to the end of a process in a lightweight fashion knowing that it can be fleshed out over time.  Tracer Bullet 1 focuses on the conversion of our vendor-supplied copy flow from Acquisitions through to Discovery.  Taking advantage of copy supplied by Casalini Libri, Stanford has converted this workflow from initial ingestion as MARC metadata, conversion to linked data in the form of BIBFRAME 2.0, and discovery through its Blacklight interface, SearchWorks.  The presentation will outline the workflow, highlighting decisions that have been made in its development and stressing those areas that will need to be further enhanced.

Speaker Bio: Philip Schreur is currently the Assistant University Librarian for Technical and Access Services at Stanford University.  He earned a PhD from Stanford in Medieval music theory and an MLIS from the University of California, Berkeley.  Philip has been the Chair of the Program for Cooperative cataloging and deeply involved in the implementation of the new cataloging rules Resource, Description and Access (RDA) in the United States. With a mid-career move to HighWire Press, he developed an interest in the automated taxonomic analysis of digital texts.  Currently, he is in charge of coordinating linked-data project development for the Stanford University Libraries (SUL).  Initial areas of interest include the use of linked data as a mechanism for identity management across traditional resources and those within the digital library, the integration of linked data from disparate sources, and the transition of traditional technical services workflows to processes rooted in linked open data.  

 

3. SHARE Virtual Discovery Environment in Linked Data [3]

Tiziana Possemato, Chief Information Officer of Casalini Libris and Director of @Cult

Abstract: Through the individual processes of analysis, enrichment, conversion and publication of data from MARC21 to RDF, and in the context of libraries with different systems, habits and cataloguing traditions, a prototype of a virtual discovery environment with a three BIBFRAME layer architecture (Person/Work, Instance, Item) is established. The presentation will give an overview of the following main goals of this project currently in phase 2 (www.share-vde.org):

  • The reconciliation and clusterization of varying forms of the same entity;

  • The enrichment of MARC records with URIs along with the development of detection procedures for entity identification, including relator terms;

  • The conversion, supply and management of authority and bibliographical data in BIBFRAME, taking into account the complexity of the long transition time for both the library and the data producer;

  • The publication of a BIBFRAME three layered platform prototype.

Speaker Bio: Tiziana Possemato holds a degree in Philosophy (La Sapienza Rome), diplomas in Archival Science and Library Sciences (Vatican Schools) and a master degree in Library Sciences (University of Florence).  She has led numerous projects for library automation, analysis, mapping, conversion and for the transformation in Linked Open Data and the publication of catalogue data from numerous institutions.  Tiziana is the Chief Information Officer of Casalini Libri, and Director of @Cult.

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[1] http://connect.ala.org/node/268137

[2] http://connect.ala.org/node/268136 

[3] http://connect.ala.org/node/268138

 

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Discussion Program Announcement: LITA/ALCTS Linked Library Data Interest Group Meeting, ALA Annual 2017

by Anne Washington on Thu, Jun 22, 2017 at 08:08 am

Time: Saturday, June 24, 2017, 8:30-10:00 AM

Location: McCormick Place, S102

 

Applicability and Practicality of BIBFRAME

Please join us for three exciting presentations describing the use of the BIBFRAME model in current library projects. After our speaker presentations, the group will have an opportunity for questions and discussion.

 

Time: Saturday, June 24, 2017, 8:30-10:00 AM

Location: McCormick Place, S102

 

Applicability and Practicality of BIBFRAME

Please join us for three exciting presentations describing the use of the BIBFRAME model in current library projects. After our speaker presentations, the group will have an opportunity for questions and discussion.

 

1. Linked Data Versus Basic Search Engine Optimization: A Case Study

Brian Rennick, Associate University Librarian for Information Technology, Brigham Young University Libraries

Abstract: During the past year, the Brigham Young University Library subscribed to the Library Link Network service from Zepheira and SirsiDynix that transformed over four million catalog records from MARC to BIBFRAME linked data. As part of our exploration of this service, we tracked the number of referrals to our catalog from the linked network. A separate initiative that exposed records via search engine optimization techniques was launched at approximately the same time, allowing us to compare the effectiveness of the two different approaches. This presentation will share the results of the study and lessons learned.

Speaker Bio: Brian Rennick is the Associate University Librarian for Information Technology at Brigham Young University's Harold B. Lee Library. His work in a diversity of industries—finance, government, manufacturing, and education—has provided him with a broad perspective on information technology matters. Brian's current research interests are focused on library systems, user experience design, and digital scholarship.

 

2. The Shot Heard Round the World: Linked Data for Production's Tracer Bullet 1, Practical Copy-Cataloging in RDF

Philip E. Schreur, Assistant University Librarian for Technical and Access Services, Stanford University

Abstract: Linked Data for Production is a Mellon-funded project focused on beginning the transition of traditional Technical Services workflows to ones rooted in linked data.  One aspect of Stanford’s work on this grant is the conversion of four workflows as Tracer Bullets; that is, to work from the beginning to the end of a process in a lightweight fashion knowing that it can be fleshed out over time.  Tracer Bullet 1 focuses on the conversion of our vendor-supplied copy flow from Acquisitions through to Discovery.  Taking advantage of copy supplied by Casalini Libri, Stanford has converted this workflow from initial ingestion as MARC metadata, conversion to linked data in the form of BIBFRAME 2.0, and discovery through its Blacklight interface, SearchWorks.  The presentation will outline the workflow, highlighting decisions that have been made in its development and stressing those areas that will need to be further enhanced.

Speaker Bio: Philip Schreur is currently the Assistant University Librarian for Technical and Access Services at Stanford University.  He earned a PhD from Stanford in Medieval music theory and an MLIS from the University of California, Berkeley.  Philip has been the Chair of the Program for Cooperative cataloging and deeply involved in the implementation of the new cataloging rules Resource, Description and Access (RDA) in the United States. With a mid-career move to HighWire Press, he developed an interest in the automated taxonomic analysis of digital texts.  Currently, he is in charge of coordinating linked-data project development for the Stanford University Libraries (SUL).  Initial areas of interest include the use of linked data as a mechanism for identity management across traditional resources and those within the digital library, the integration of linked data from disparate sources, and the transition of traditional technical services workflows to processes rooted in linked open data.  

 

3. SHARE Virtual Discovery Environment in Linked Data

Tiziana Possemato, Chief Information Officer of Casalini Libris and Director of @Cult

Abstract: Through the individual processes of analysis, enrichment, conversion and publication of data from MARC21 to RDF, and in the context of libraries with different systems, habits and cataloguing traditions, a prototype of a virtual discovery environment with a three BIBFRAME layer architecture (Person/Work, Instance, Item) is established. The presentation will give an overview of the following main goals of this project currently in phase 2 (www.share-vde.org):

  • The reconciliation and clusterization of varying forms of the same entity;

  • The enrichment of MARC records with URIs along with the development of detection procedures for entity identification, including relator terms;

  • The conversion, supply and management of authority and bibliographical data in BIBFRAME, taking into account the complexity of the long transition time for both the library and the data producer;

  • The publication of a BIBFRAME three layered platform prototype.

Speaker Bio: Tiziana Possemato holds a degree in Philosophy (La Sapienza Rome), diplomas in Archival Science and Library Sciences (Vatican Schools) and a master degree in Library Sciences (University of Florence).  She has led numerous projects for library automation, analysis, mapping, conversion and for the transformation in Linked Open Data and the publication of catalogue data from numerous institutions.  Tiziana is the Chief Information Officer of Casalini Libri, and Director of @Cult.

 

We are looking forward to seeing you there!

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Discussion Reminder: Call For Proposals: Linked Library Data Interest Group Session at 2017 ALA Annual Conference

by Anne Washington on Thu, May 11, 2017 at 08:36 am

*Please excuse cross-postings.*

The ALCTS/LITA Library Linked Data Interest Group (LLD-IG) seeks proposals for its meeting on Saturday, June 24th at 8:30-10:00 AM during the 2017 ALA Annual Conference in Chicago. LLD-IG facilitates active conversation among librarians and information professionals to discuss projects, ideas, and practical use cases related to library linked data. We welcome proposals that offer practical applications of library linked data and encourage audience participation and discussion.

Possible topics include (but are not limited to):

*Please excuse cross-postings.*

The ALCTS/LITA Library Linked Data Interest Group (LLD-IG) seeks proposals for its meeting on Saturday, June 24th at 8:30-10:00 AM during the 2017 ALA Annual Conference in Chicago. LLD-IG facilitates active conversation among librarians and information professionals to discuss projects, ideas, and practical use cases related to library linked data. We welcome proposals that offer practical applications of library linked data and encourage audience participation and discussion.

Possible topics include (but are not limited to):

  • Linked data projects in libraries, museums, archives, and other information communities.
  • Developing tools to support cataloging, organizing, browsing, and discovering resources using linked data. 
  • Developing ontologies or linked data applications. 
  • Collaborative linked data projects among diverse communities.
  • LOD and Administration (linked data from library administrators’ viewpoints)

Please email proposals to Anne Washington (awashington@uh.edu) and Jee Davis (jeehyun.davis@villanova.edu) by Wednesday, May 17th, 2017. Your proposal should include:

  • Proposal title
  • Proposal description (up to 150 words)
  • Name and position of presenter

We will notify you by Wednesday, Friday, May 26th, 2017 if your proposal has been accepted. We look forward to hearing from you!

Best regards, 
Anne Washington (Co-chair) and Jee Davis (Co-chair)

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Discussion Call For Proposals: Linked Library Data Interest Group Session at 2017 Annual Conference

by Anne Washington on Thu, Apr 13, 2017 at 10:21 am

*Please excuse cross-postings.*

The ALCTS/LITA Library Linked Data Interest Group (LLD-IG) seeks proposals for its meeting on Saturday, June 24th at 8:30-10:00 AM during the 2017 ALA Annual Conference in Chicago. LLD-IG facilitates active conversation among librarians and information professionals to discuss projects, ideas, and practical use cases related to library linked data. We welcome proposals that offer practical applications of library linked data and encourage audience participation and discussion.

Possible topics include (but are not limited to):

*Please excuse cross-postings.*

The ALCTS/LITA Library Linked Data Interest Group (LLD-IG) seeks proposals for its meeting on Saturday, June 24th at 8:30-10:00 AM during the 2017 ALA Annual Conference in Chicago. LLD-IG facilitates active conversation among librarians and information professionals to discuss projects, ideas, and practical use cases related to library linked data. We welcome proposals that offer practical applications of library linked data and encourage audience participation and discussion.

Possible topics include (but are not limited to):

  • Linked data projects in libraries, museums, archives, and other information communities.
  • Developing tools to support cataloging, organizing, browsing, and discovering resources using linked data. 
  • Developing ontologies or linked data applications. 
  • Collaborative linked data projects among diverse communities.
  • LOD and Administration (linked data from library administrators’ viewpoints)

Please email proposals to Anne Washington (awashington@uh.edu) and Jee Davis (jeehyun.davis@villanova.edu) by Wednesday, May 17th, 2017. Your proposal should include:

  • Proposal title
  • Proposal description (up to 150 words)
  • Name and position of presenter

We will notify you by Wednesday, Friday, May 26th, 2017 if your proposal has been accepted. We look forward to hearing from you!

Best regards,
Anne Washington (Co-chair) and Jee Davis (Co-chair)

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Discussion LITA/ALCTS Linked Library Data IG seeks new co-chair

by Anne Washington on Thu, Mar 30, 2017 at 01:59 pm

Greetings Linked Data enthusiasts,

Greetings Linked Data enthusiasts,

The LITA/ALCTS Linked Library Data Interest Group is looking for a new co-chair for 2017-2019. The term will begin after the 2017 ALA Annual Conference and will last for two years. We plan to stagger the appointment of LITA and ALCTS members as co-chairs, so this year we are specifically looking for LITA members interested in this post. Co-chairs are expected to attend both the Midwinter and Annual Conferences, work with their co-chair to arrange programming and manage discussions at ALA conferences, and submit reports of the IG's activities to both LITA and ALCTS leadership.

Please write directly to the 2016-2018 co-chair, Anne Washington (awashington@uh.edu), if you are interested in being the next co-chair of the LLD IG.

 

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