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Program Announcement: ALCTS/LITA MARC Formats Transition IG at Midwinter

When: 
Saturday, January 9, 2016
3:00 pm to 4:00 pm, US/Eastern

Please join us for the ALCTS/LITA MARC Formats Transition IG at ALA Midwinter! We will meet on Saturday, January 9th from 3-4pm at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center, Room 105.

Our featured presentations include:

Title: 

Open Linked Data in Discovery: BIBFRAME & Schema.org in an Experimental Bento View 

 

Presenter: 

Jim Hahn, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

 

Description:

With support from an internal innovation grant of the University of Illinois Library at Urbana-Champaign, researchers transformed and enriched nearly 300,000 e-book records in their library catalog from Machine-Readable Cataloging (MARC) records to Bibliographic Framework (BIBFRAME) Linked Data Resources. The process utilized existing marc2bib code from the Library of Congress, and then used additional python processing so that each of the BIBFRAME XML records would include open linked resources. (https://bitbucket.org/minrvaproject-admin/bibframeuiuc/overview)

 

Following the transformation & enrichment researchers indexed the BIBFRAME resources online, and created two search interfaces for discovery of BIBFRAME linked data. 

 

One of the outputs of the grant was the incorporation of BIBFRAME records within an open source Bento view ( http://sif.library.illinois.edu/megasearch/ ) for the linked library data for e-books utilizing Schema.org and a Google Custom Search Engine. Project page for data sources and enrichment Python code developed is available at : http://sif.library.illinois.edu/bibframe/http://sif.library.illinois.edu/bibframe/

 

 

Title: 

MARC to MODS XML to Linked Data Friendly RDF

 

Presenter: 

Steven Anderson, Boston Public Library

 

Description:

One of the main focuses at the Boston Public Library over the past few months has been in creating a process to move ~40,000 Internet Archive books into the Digital Commonwealth repository. One challenge of this? Our repository speaks MODS; not MARC. As part of using these items with our larger system then, we have custom code to convert the MARC to MODS and, more importantly, automatically enrich it along the way to play nicely with the other objects in our system.

 

However, MODS XML is not the end destination for this data but rather just a legacy format we are stuck using at this current time. The Linked Data world has exploded... but those of us with great specificity in describing our objects haven't been given a path to join in on the party. As such, the BPL is part of a multi-institutional group to map MODS XML to appropriate RDF predicates in frequent use from multiple different namespaces without giving up any piece of information the group cares about. This talk will go over some of those proposed mappings and what those original MARC records will likely start to be in the end based on that group's work.

 

 

Title: 

BIBFRAME and Linked Data for Archives

 

Presenter: 

Gloria Gonzalez, Zepheira, and Dustin Stokes, Atlas Systems

 

Description:

Zepheira and Atlas Systems have partnered to explore methods for increasing visibility and accessibility for rare and archival materials. To explore Linked Data for Archives, Zepheira and Atlas Systems began working together by hosting a series of focus groups in September and October 2015. This presentation will provide an overview of our findings, along with a summary of the next steps that arose from the focus group discussions. We will discuss how Linked Data principles can be applied to collection-level MARC records and archival finding aids. Attendees will leave with an understanding of how Linked Data can improve how users find archival collections and discover archival context. Attendees will also have the opportunity to provide feedback on the key concepts that we are exploring.

 

 

Title: 

The Visible Library @ Multnomah County

 

Presenter: 

Matthew Timberlake, Multnomah County Public Library

 

Description:

The Libhub Initiative aims to raise the visibility of Libraries on the Web by actively exploring the promise of BIBFRAME and Linked Data. Multnomah County Library joined the Libhub Initiative as a Founding Partner. Mr. Timberlake will share their experience in exploring and implementing Linked Data and making Multnomah County Library's entire catalog available on the web!