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Connecting the Dots: Constellations in the Linked Data Universe

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The universe of linked data is rapidly expanding and our community is finding innovative ways to link and apply data. This session will cover several initiatives and projects using linked data to …

The universe of linked data is rapidly expanding and our community is finding innovative ways to link and apply data. This session will cover several initiatives and projects using linked data to improve discovery and reuse of information.
Speakers: Richard Wallis, Technology Evangelist, OCLC; Tom Johnson, Digital Applications Librarian, Oregon State University

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  • 1. http://www.niso.org/news/events/2012/nisowebinars/linked_data/NISO Webinar: Connecting the Dots: Constellations in the Linked Data Universe December 12, 2012Speakers: Richard Wallis, Tom Johnson
  • 2. The LinkedData Catalog Small Steps Toward a Web ofLibrary Data
  • 3. The Web“Linking  Open  Data  cloud  diagram,  by  Richard  Cyganiak  and  Anja  Jentzsch.  hAp://lod-­‐cloud.net/”  (CC-­‐BY-­‐SA)  
  • 4. Image:  Ted  Nelson,  1963  
  • 5. Getting Pragmatic
  • 6. The Web Today
  • 7. ResourcesLaundry List: Library:- DBpedia - British National Bibliography- Freebase - WorldCat- GeoNames - COMET- Europeana - Libris.kb.se- Data.gov.uk - Data.bnf.fr / Theses.fr- BBC - Open Library- data.nytimes.com - Project Gutenberg- etc... - VIAF - LoC Name Authorities The web is cross-domain.
  • 8. DBpedia hAp://dbpedia.org/page/Herman_Melville  
  • 9. GeoNames hAp://geonames.org  
  • 10. Many Others... hAp://linkedjazz.org/network/  
  • 11. Resources (vocab.)General Purpose: Library:- Dublin Core - BIBO- DCMI Type Vocabulary - LCSH- RDF/RDFS - MARC Relators- SKOS - MADS RDF- OWL - FRBRer- FOAF - RDA- GEO (Geospatial Ontologies) - OAI ORE- PROV-O (Provenance Ontology) - BibTex- Schema.org RDF - CiTO
  • 12. How to Make a Graph
  • 13. How to Make a Graph
  • 14. How to Make a Graph
  • 15. Follow Your Nose  hAp://xkcd.com/214/  (CC-­‐BY-­‐NC)  
  • 16. Participating
  • 17. Flickr  User:  caa_conference,  RDF  graph  view  of  #caasoton  tweets  
  • 18. You Are UniqueWhat do you have that is special? - Special Collections - Archival Materials - Rare Books - Local and Special Interest - Institutional Resources
  • 19. More Than Bib. DataIs your institution the authority? - Student Work - Faculty Research Data - People - Places - Local Programs - Other institutions/Complementary resources
  • 20. Making a Bibliographic Web- Build from what already exists.- Dont duplicate. Link.- Bridge the gaps.- Focus on: - What is meaningful to your mission andusers. Build services. - Places where your data is richer or moreauthoritative.- The web grows by small steps.