Strange new world: linked data for catalogers and metadata librarians

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Published on March 1, 2014

Author: qu1etd0ve



Linked data has been hailed as a disruptive innovation that will change the way we organize and discover information, but what does it really mean for catalogers and metadata creators?

Strange New World Linked Data for Catalogers and Metadata Librarians Online Northwest Conference 2014

Linked Data Basics • • • • Records Statements Documents Data Resource Description Framework (RDF) Relationships defined in “triples” – Thing A • • • • • Has relationship to Thing B Record becomes a graph formed by triples Foundation = URIs Not limited to libraries Database (closed) Web (open) SQL SPARQL

Why change?

Why change? Current practice Text-based links=Fragile Goal URI-based links=Stability Bibliographic record Bibliographic record Authority record Muir, John, 1 838-1914. Muir, John, 1 838-1914. Muir, John, 1838-1914. Muir, J., 1838 -1914. Authority record http://lccn.loc.go v/n79078692 Muir, John, 1 838-1914. Muir, J., 1838 -1914.


Edward Abbey is author of Desert Solitaire [] [] []


Authority Control? • John Muir – Viaf: – LC: OWL:sameas

Linked Data Pioneers

Linked Data in Action Facebook Open Graph

Linked Data in Action Facebook Open Graph

Linked Open Data

Linked Data in Action WorldCat

Linked Data in Action WorldCat

How do libraries get there?

How do libraries get there? • Existing vocabularies: – VIAF – LCSH – LCNA – Dublin Core – LCC – Open Metadata Registry

LIBRARY OF CONGRESS PROJECTS & TOOLS marcld-report-11-21-2012.pdf marcld-report-11-21-2012.pdf

Work Instance Authority Annotation

• Create list in ILS • Output MARC file • Use MarcEdit to convert MARC records to MARCXML

Journalism’s Voyage West (Stanford)

Civil War on the Western Border/KCPL

Linked Data Resources • Linked Open Data: the Essentials by Florian Bauer and Martin Kaltenbock. ( • Guides and tutorials on Linked Data Cloud ( • Stanford Linked Data Workshop (2011) ( ort_FINAL.pdf) • Library Technology Reports: – By Karen Coyle • v. 46, no. 1, 2010. “Understanding the Semantic Web: Bibliographic Data and Metadata” • v. 48, no. 4, 2012. “Linked Data Tools: Connecting on the Web” – By Erik T. Mitchell • V. 49, no. 5, 2013. “Library Linked Data: Research and Adoption”

Questions? Jessica Hayden Technical Services Manager University of Northern Colorado

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