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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 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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by Anne Washington on Sat, Jun 24, 2017 at 11:00 am

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by Anne Washington on Sat, Jun 24, 2017 at 11:00 am

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by Anne Washington on Sat, Jun 24, 2017 at 11:00 am

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

by Anne Washington on Sat, Jan 21, 2017 at 12:55 pm

LITA/ALCTS Linked Library Data Interest Group Meeting: Linked Data For Real

Time: Saturday, January 21, 2017, 8:30-10:00 AM

Location: Georgia World Congress Center, B207

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

 

1. Linked metadata for 3D-models: From Dublin Core to Europeana Data Model [1]

LITA/ALCTS Linked Library Data Interest Group Meeting: Linked Data For Real

Time: Saturday, January 21, 2017, 8:30-10:00 AM

Location: Georgia World Congress Center, B207

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

 

1. Linked metadata for 3D-models: From Dublin Core to Europeana Data Model [1]

Xiying Mi, Metadata Librarian, University of South Florida Libraries

Bonita Pollock, Metadata Librarian, University of South Florida Libraries

Abstract: The University of South Florida Libraries in conjunction with Lori Collins and Travis Doering, Co-Directors of the USF Libraries Digital Heritage and Humanities Collections, represent cultural heritage projects with embedded 3D-models harvested from Sketchfab. This talk discusses how the library stores, curates, and provides access to cultural heritage 3D-model collections. Our goals are to provide greater access to the digital collections by enhancing the metadata fields, to better facilitate the 3D visualization models for display and viewing, and to increase the ability to share our collections online through the use of a metadata schema compatible with linked data. We employ Dublin Core as our descriptive metadata schema and use the Europeana Data Model as the linked data structure. We chose the Europeana Data Model because it has a semantic web-based framework designed for cultural heritage objects, which supports linked data enabling our metadata to be more easily shared with other institutions. This project explores the possible ways of supporting 3D-model collections in a library context as well as providing the groundwork for linked open data. These efforts are supporting work being done by a new research unit in our library that works with 3D and digital heritage data collections, research, and dissemination.

Bio: Xiying Mi, MLIS from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, is a metadata librarian at University of South Florida Tampa Library. She is focused on digital collections metadata creation and curation. Her research interests lie primarily in linked open data, metadata and data management.

Bonita Pollock is a Metadata Librarian for the University of South Florida in Tampa where her main duties revolve around e-resources. She received her MLIS degree from Kent State University and also holds an MA in Educational Leadership from the University of Dayton and a Teaching Endorsement for Educational Technology from Wright State University. Her research interests involve Linked Data, Virtual Exhibits, Augmented Reality and Virtual Reality.

 

2. A Linked Data Metadata Scheme for Clothing Collections [2]

Maura Valentino, Metadata Librarian, Oregon State University Libraries and Press

Abstract: Digitization offers magnified views, and the history and stories that an object has to tell.  Clothing has an important story to tell.   In 2015, the OSU College of Business embarked on a project with OSU Libraries & Press to digitize and make available online an historic clothing collection.  This collection focuses on design motifs and patterns, and also Euro-American apparel from the beginning of the 19th century to the late 20th century, and non-Western apparel from the 15th, 17th, and 18th centuries.

As there was no metadata scheme for clothing within an existing namespace, Maura Valentino created a metadata scheme using elements from other schemes with existing namespaces, as well as original elements that were added to the Oregon Digital Opaque Namespace.  These elements were combined to create a new linked data historic clothing metadata scheme.  This scheme is now available to other institutions to describe their clothing collections.  

Bio: Maura Valentino is the metadata librarian at Oregon State University Libraries and Press.  She creates linked data metadata schema for digital collections, hosted in Hydra and for the institutional repository as it migrates from dSpace to Sufia.  She received her MSLIS from Syracuse University.  Her research interests include, linked data, textbook cost reduction and improving group work through improvisational comedy. 

 

3. Collaborative Linked Data Project for BIBFRAME 2.0 for Library Information Spotlight [3]

Amanda Xu, Metadata Analyst Librarian, University of Iowa Libraries

Abstract: Library linked data promises to meet libraries’ need for agility in content delivery and user engagement. This project chose BIBFRAME 2.0 to enable libraries to publish bibliographic resources in a way that Web understands, consume linked data to enrich the resources relevant to the libraries' user communities, and visualize networks across collections.  Through collaboration with two project teams, consisting students and faculty from Indiana University and University of Iowa since April 2016, the project built proof-of-concept demo of BIBFRAME 2.0 modeling for work, instance, item, agent, topic, etc. from the local bibliographic records in Alma and external data sources, representing library Info spotlight of operas in Opera Planet, a linked list of opera books, videos, sound recordings, streaming media, etc. interwoven into user’s online experience using BIBFRAME 2.0, conversion tools, and novel visualization techniques. The presentation will cover what it takes to build the teams to develop the linked library data applications for content enhancement and visualization.

Bio: Amanda Xu became Metadata Analyst Librarian at University of Iowa Libraries in 2015, after graduating with MLS from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, studying for years in Management and Systems from New York University; and working for years at highly-esteemed academic institutions such as MIT and online info service companies such as EBSCO Publishing, etc.  Her specialty is in content integration, analysis, enhancement, visualization, management and discovery.

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[1] http://connect.ala.org/file-manager/download/group/142470/ALAMW%202017/Mi_Pollock_Linked_metadata_for_3D-models_MW2017.pptx

[2] http://connect.ala.org/file-manager/download/group/142470/ALAMW%202017/Valentino_LinkedMDClothing_MW2017.pptx

[3] http://connect.ala.org/file-manager/download/group/142470/ALAMW%202017/Xu_BIBFRAME20_MW2017.pptx

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To provide a forum for discussion of issues related to Linked Library Data and the role of library metadata in the Semantic web.  Goals include:  raising awareness of Semantic Web technologies, such as the Resource Description Framework (RDF) and the use of URIs as identifiers within bibliographic descriptions; promoting research on linked data challenges, such as domain modeling and vocabulary selection and design; and informing the ongoing development of existing metadata standards for Libraries, Archives and Cultural Heritage Institutions.

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