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Discussion Program Slides: Breaking the Bottleneck

by Jennifer Miller on Thu, Feb 19, 2015 at 12:51 pm

Presentation slides from the ALCTS Metadata Interest Group Meeting at the 2015 ALA Midwinter Meeting in Chicago are available below as attachments.

Breaking the Bottleneck: Automating the Reconciliation of Named Entities to the Library of Congress Name Authority File

Jennifer Wright and Matt Carruthers, University of Michigan

 

Presentation slides from the ALCTS Metadata Interest Group Meeting at the 2015 ALA Midwinter Meeting in Chicago are available below as attachments.

Breaking the Bottleneck: Automating the Reconciliation of Named Entities to the Library of Congress Name Authority File

Jennifer Wright and Matt Carruthers, University of Michigan

 

At the University of Michigan Libraries, we have developed an intuitive, straight-forward process for automating the reconciliation of named entities against the Library of Congress Name Authority File. Using OpenRefine and stable, publicly available APIs, the process automatically searches the Virtual International Authority File (VIAF) for matches to personal and corporate names, looks for a Library of Congress source authority record in the matching VIAF cluster, and extracts the authorized heading. The end result is a dataset, exportable from OpenRefine, with the corresponding authorized LCNAF heading paired with the original name heading, along with a link to the authority record on lccn.loc.gov. This process is automated and requires no programming knowledge or support from developers. Using this process, we have been able to reduce the time taken to reconcile name headings drastically.

In this presentation, we will lead attendees through the quick and easily generalizable process, and explain what is happening behind the scenes. We will also discuss the impact it has had on our local workflows, the limitations of the process, and detail how attendees can use this process themselves to aid in their authority control processes.

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Discussion Slides: Linked Data Initiatives at NLM

by Jennifer Miller on Thu, Feb 19, 2015 at 12:50 pm

Presentation slides from the ALCTS Metadata Interest Group Meeting at the 2015 ALA Midwinter Meeting in Chicago are available below as attachments (pdf and pptx formats available).

Linked Data Initiatives at NLM

Nancy Fallgren and Barbara Bushman, the National Library of Medicine

Presentation slides from the ALCTS Metadata Interest Group Meeting at the 2015 ALA Midwinter Meeting in Chicago are available below as attachments (pdf and pptx formats available).

Linked Data Initiatives at NLM

Nancy Fallgren and Barbara Bushman, the National Library of Medicine

In January 2014, following an environmental scan of linked data at peer institutions and a survey of NLM’s “datascape”, NLM formed the Linked Data Infrastructure Working Group to investigate the potential for publishing NLM linked data, determine best practices for publishing NLM linked data, and prioritize linked data projects. The Working Group was charged to develop and build an infrastructure for transforming, storing and publishing NLM linked data beginning with transforming MeSH as a linked data pilot. This presentation will review the progress of our pilot project to convert MeSH XML to MeSH RDF. We will discuss our collaborative process, the technical and organizational issues we tackled, and the future of linked data at NLM.

- See more at: http://connect.ala.org/node/234513#sthash.LNsE1nWN.dpuf

 

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Online Doc Position Available: Ohio State University Libraries Diversity Resident of Metadata Transformation

by Morag Boyd on Sun, Feb 1, 2015 at 09:27 am

The Ohio State University Libraries will be opening a Mary P. Key Diversity Resident search for a Metadata Transformation Librarian on February 9, 2015. Please spread the word about this great opportunity.

Discussion Metadata Interest Group 2015 Midwinter presentations feedback form

by Jennifer Miller on Sat, Jan 31, 2015 at 11:45 pm

Please rate and give feedback about the presentations at our meeting at Midwinter 2015!

Post-Presentations feedback form: http://goo.gl/forms/mti9BRVMCP

Discussion Agenda for Midwinter 2015 meeting (Chicago)

by Jennifer Miller on Fri, Jan 30, 2015 at 10:07 pm

AGENDA

ALCTS Metadata Interest Group Meeting

ALA Midwinter 2015 (Chicago)

Sunday, February 1, 2015, 8:30 am - 10:00 am

 

Presentations

  1. Welcome and presenter introductions

AGENDA

ALCTS Metadata Interest Group Meeting

ALA Midwinter 2015 (Chicago)

Sunday, February 1, 2015, 8:30 am - 10:00 am

 

Presentations

  1. Welcome and presenter introductions

  2. Presentation 1 (20 minutes): Breaking the Bottleneck: Automating the Reconciliation of Named Entities to the Library of Congress Name Authority File

  3. Presentation 2 (20 minutes): Linked Data Initiatives at NLM

  4. Q & A (10 minutes)

 

Business Meeting

  1. Welcome and introductions

  2. Approval of minutes from Annual 2014 meeting

  3. Officer reports

    1. Programming - Santi Thompson and Liz Woolcott

    2. Blog - Anne LePage

    3. Secretary (not present at Midwinter) - Steven Folsom

    4. Chair/Vice Chair - Jennifer Miller/Ayla Stein

  4. Liaison reports

    1. MLA (Music Library Association)

    2. LITA

    3. CC:DA - Jessica Hayden

  5. Upcoming elections at Annual

    1. Jennifer Miller (Chair, ALCTS Metadata Interest Group) will be creating a ballot for ALA Annual.  Contact her, jdmiller@gmail.com, if interested in the following seats:

      1. Vice-Chair/Chair Elect

      2. Programming Co-Chair

      3. Blog Coordinator

  6. Brainstorming programming for Annual and beyond

  7. Other topics?

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Online Doc Metadata Interest Group Meeting Minutes

by Jennifer Miller on Tue, Jan 27, 2015 at 04:27 pm

Metadata Interest Group Meeting Minutes for Annual Conference and Midwinter Meetings, from Midwinter 2000 to Annual 2014.

Event Metadata Interest Group

by ALAConnect Helpdesk (staff) on Mon, Jan 26, 2015 at 02:44 pm

The ALCTS Metadata Interest Group will hold a meeting at the ALA Midwinter in Chicago on Sunday, February 1, 2015 from 8:30 to 10am in McCormick Place West Room W176c. The meeting will include two presentations and be followed by a brief business meeting.

Jennifer Wright and Matt Carruthers from the University of Michigan Libraries will present "Breaking the Bottleneck: Automating the Reconciliation of Named Entities to the Library of Congress Name Authority File."

The ALCTS Metadata Interest Group will hold a meeting at the ALA Midwinter in Chicago on Sunday, February 1, 2015 from 8:30 to 10am in McCormick Place West Room W176c. The meeting will include two presentations and be followed by a brief business meeting.

Jennifer Wright and Matt Carruthers from the University of Michigan Libraries will present "Breaking the Bottleneck: Automating the Reconciliation of Named Entities to the Library of Congress Name Authority File."

“At the University of Michigan Libraries, we have developed an intuitive, straight-forward process for automating the reconciliation of named entities against the Library of Congress Name Authority File. Using OpenRefine and stable, publicly available APIs, the process automatically searches the Virtual International Authority File (VIAF) for matches to personal and corporate names, looks for a Library of Congress source authority record in the matching VIAF cluster, and extracts the authorized heading. The end result is a dataset, exportable from OpenRefine, with the corresponding authorized LCNAF heading paired with the original name heading, along with a link to the authority record on lccn.loc.gov. This process is automated and requires no programming knowledge or support from developers. Using this process, we have been able to reduce the time taken to reconcile name headings drastically.

In this presentation, we will lead attendees through the quick and easily generalizable process, and explain what is happening behind the scenes. We will also discuss the impact it has had on our local workflows, the limitations of the process, and detail how attendees can use this process themselves to aid in their authority control processes.”

Nancy Fallgren and Barbara Bushman from the National Library of Medicine will present "Linked Data Initiatives at NLM."

“In January 2014, following an environmental scan of linked data at peer institutions and a survey of NLM’s “datascape”, NLM formed the Linked Data Infrastructure Working Group to investigate the potential for publishing NLM linked data, determine best practices for publishing NLM linked data, and prioritize linked data projects. The Working Group was charged to develop and build an infrastructure for transforming, storing and publishing NLM linked data beginning with transforming MeSH as a linked data pilot. This presentation will review the progress of our pilot project to convert MeSH XML to MeSH RDF. We will discuss our collaborative process, the technical and organizational issues we tackled, and the future of linked data at NLM.”

We look forward to seeing you all!

More information about this conference session

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Discussion Seeking new Metadata Interest Group liaison to the Committee on Cataloging: Description and Access

by Jennifer Miller on Tue, Jan 13, 2015 at 02:20 pm

Are you looking for a new way to get involved in ALA while
representing the interests of the metadata community? Consider serving
as the Metadata Interest Group liaison to the ALCTS/CaMMS/Committee on
Cataloging: Description and Access!

Are you looking for a new way to get involved in ALA while
representing the interests of the metadata community? Consider serving
as the Metadata Interest Group liaison to the ALCTS/CaMMS/Committee on
Cataloging: Description and Access!

CC:DA provides expertise on matters concerning descriptive cataloging
in order to formulate official ALA positions on cataloging policies
and standards and also to speak for ALA on issues related to
descriptive cataloging.

om the CC:DA Orientation Doc http://alcts.ala.org/ccdablog/?p=185>:

The role of liaisons is to represent various cataloging communities
by: (1) keeping the members of those communities informed of
activities relating to descriptive cataloging; (2) consulting members
of those communities on relevant issues that come before CC:DA; (3)
contributing their knowledge and opinions, as well as the knowledge
and opinions of the communities they represent to CC:DA discussions;
and (4) participating on CC:DA Task Forces.

The Metadata Interest Group liaison would provide a vital voice in
bringing descriptive cataloging policy and practices into the linked
data world. Liaisons are expected to attend two half-day meetings at
both Midwinter and Annual (currently Saturday afternoon and Monday
morning), with the necessary prep work of reviewing documents that
will be presented and discussed at those meetings, plus following and
participating in the Committee's online discussions during much of the
rest of the year.

Interested in learning more? Ready to volunteer? Please contact me
jdmiller@gmail.com> or Robert Rendall rr2205@columbia.edu>, the
chair of the CC:DA. More information about CC:DA can be found at
http://www.ala.org/alcts/mgrps/camms/cmtes/ats-ccscat>.

And a huge thanks to Nathan Putnam for his time (4 years!) as the
former Metadata Interest Group liaison to the CC:DA!

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Event ALCTS Metadata Interest Group ALA Midwinter 2015 Meeting Program

by Jennifer Miller on Wed, Jan 7, 2015 at 12:48 pm

Add this meeting to your schedule: http://alamw15.ala.org/node/25875
 
The ALCTS Metadata Interest Group will hold a meeting at the ALA Midwinter in Chicago on Sunday, February 1, 2015 from 8:30 to 10am in McCormick Place West Room W176c. The meeting will include two presentations.

Add this meeting to your schedule: http://alamw15.ala.org/node/25875
 
The ALCTS Metadata Interest Group will hold a meeting at the ALA Midwinter in Chicago on Sunday, February 1, 2015 from 8:30 to 10am in McCormick Place West Room W176c. The meeting will include two presentations.


Jennifer Wright and Matt Carruthers from the University of Michigan Libraries will present "Breaking the Bottleneck: Automating the Reconciliation of Named Entities to the Library of Congress Name Authority File."

"At the University of Michigan Libraries, we have developed an intuitive, straight-forward process for automating the reconciliation of named entities against the Library of Congress Name Authority File. Using OpenRefine and stable, publicly available APIs, the process automatically searches the Virtual International Authority File (VIAF) for matches to personal and corporate names, looks for a Library of Congress source authority record in the matching VIAF cluster, and extracts the authorized heading. The end result is a dataset, exportable from OpenRefine, with the corresponding authorized LCNAF heading paired with the original name heading, along with a link to the authority record on http://lccn.loc.govhttp://lccn.loc.gov/>. This process is automated and requires no programming knowledge or support from developers. Using this process, we have been able to reduce the time taken to reconcile name headings drastically.

In this presentation, we will lead attendees through the quick and easily generalizable process, and explain what is happening behind the scenes. We will also discuss the impact it has had on our local workflows, the limitations of the process, and detail how attendees can use this process themselves to aid in their authority control processes."

 


Nancy Fallgren and Barbara Bushman from the National Library of Medicine will present "Linked Data Initiatives at NLM."

"In January 2014, following an environmental scan of linked data at peer institutions and a survey of NLM's "datascape", NLM formed the Linked Data Infrastructure Working Group to investigate the potential for publishing NLM linked data, determine best practices for publishing NLM linked data, and prioritize linked data projects. The Working Group was charged to develop and build an infrastructure for transforming, storing and publishing NLM linked data beginning with transforming MeSH as a linked data pilot. This presentation will review the progress of our pilot project to convert MeSH XML to MeSH RDF. We will discuss our collaborative process, the technical and organizational issues we tackled, and the future of linked data at NLM."

We look forward to seeing you all there!

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Discussion Program Slides: Metadata and Indicators for Open Access

by Maureen Walsh on Fri, Jul 4, 2014 at 10:29 am

Presentation slides from the ALA Annual 2014 Program: Metadata and Indicators for Open Access co-sponsored by the ALCTS Metadata Interest Group and the ALCTS Scholarly Communications Interest Group are available below as attachments.
 
Vocabularies for Open Access
Ben Showers, Head of Scholarly and Library Futures, Jisc
 
Update on NISO's Open Access Metadata and Indicators Working Group
Nettie Lagace, Associate Director for Programs, National Information Standards Organization (NISO)

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