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  • Users and systems are able to access social contributions via multiple interface, via , via mobile phone interfaces, via also via a suite of APIs and via widgets such as one on Facebook.   In the OCLC Office of Research a study is currently underway with members of the RLG partnership to assess the value of user contributed name authority additions and corrections. OCLC is also studying community policing of user contribution as a method of protecting quality and rewarding generous contributors. There is considerable potential for further user contribution and services based on contribution. For example, armed with the power to make name authority links and corrections, users could make their own curriculum vitae in the form of a list. There is also much to be learned from successful user contribution sites such as Wikipedia and genealogy web sites, particularly in achieving web-scale.   The potential for creating rich, authoritative and useful bibliographic and associated data is in combining contributions from multiple sources including traditional cataloguing, international files like VIAF, data mining, trade and authors’ rights societies along with user contribution.  
  • Figures from analysis of 77 million records without ISBN.
  • English 62780000 German 17760000 French 7760000 Spanish 4340000 Chinese 4200000 Dutch 2870000 Japanese 2730000 Russian 2230000 Arabic 446690 Other 30800000 Figures from analysis of 77 million records lacking ISBN in WorldCat
  • Made by combination of derived data and institution input
  • Linking in to HTML pages, directly displayable text
  • The WorldCat API is available to all libraries who contribute their holdings in full to WorldCat and have an agreement. It permits local systems to use enriched WorldCat content in their local systems, perhaps meshing it with content from other sites. Examples of such enriched data include: FRBR work clusters – different editions of works are clustered together for more concise and easier to use displays. The holdings are also presented for works as a whole and are sequenced geographically. Technical details: - accepts as input SRU and OpenSearch protocols; delivers as output MARCXML, Dublin Core, RSS and Atom Syndication formats URL 1 – WorldCat blog includes an entry on using the WorldCat API URL 2 – WorldCat Developer’s Network API web page includes links to users’ presentations (CalState at BigWigs) and reusable Python coding from NYPL
  • Add headline about wikipedia and scientology
  • Make
  • 1% rule
  • 160,000 lists; 22,000 ratings (without reviews); 14,000 reviews; 20,000 tags
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    • 1. User Contributions to WorldCat: Deployment and Potential Janifer Gatenby Research Integration and Standards, OCLC Leiden VVBAD Oostende 10-11 September 2009
    • 2. Founded in 1967, OCLC is a nonprofit membership organization . It includes more than 71,000 libraries in 112 countries
    • 3.  
    • 4. Plus 66 million articles
    • 5.  
    • 6.  
    • 7. Institution Registry 107,735 institutions
    • 8. WorldCat Identities
    • 9. VIAF
    • 10. Linking inwards
      • Search Box
      5% and growing of traffic
      • Permalinks
      • Simple URLs permitting direct access into WorldCat
      • HTML pages
    • 11. APIs
      • WorldCat API
      • SRU APIs
        • Terminologies, Institution registry, WorldCat Identities, VIAF
      • Identifier services
        • xISBN, xISSN, xOCLCNUM
        • Work identifier tables (coming)
    • 12. WorldCat API: Linking in for mash-up
      • Integrate WorldCat data into your web site
      • FRBR work clusters
      • Citations (APA, Chicago, Harvard, MLA, Turabian)
      • Holdings (sorted geographically)
      • Links
      • Accepts: SRU & OpenSearch
      • Outputs: MARCXML, Dublin Core, RSS, Atom
    • 13. Lists
      • More than 160,000 contributed to WorldCat
      • Private or Public
      • Export citations (RefWorks, EndNote, Copy & Paste)
    • 14. Various lists
    • 15. WorldCat within Facebook Kit provided for adapting for similar sites, e.g. Hyves
    • 16.
      • Ob jectives for social metadata; how is success measured ?
      • What are the policy, administrative, and technical prerequisites for contributions to be searchable and retrieved in an open, networked environment?
      • Best practices existing and needed?
      • Protection of the privacy of the contribution?
      • How can emerging folksonomies be incorporated into established taxonomies?
      • How are cultural institutions integrating social metadata into formal taxonomies? What systems or interfaces keep social metadata and existing taxonomies separate, in parallel systems?
      RLG Program: Sharing and Aggregating Social Metadata 21 institutions from 4 countries:
    • 17. RLG Program: Networking Names
      • Bring together information about creators now hidden within library, archival, and museum contexts, using a social networking model.
      • Broaden the view of "authority work" beyond NACO contributors.
      • Increase metadata creation efficiency.
      • Make it easier for users to identify works by or about the same creator regardless of language or discipline.
      • Expose information about personal and corporate bodies beyond the confines of library, archival, and museum silos and bring them into the "network flow".
      15 institutions from 3 countries
    • 18. WorldCat Expert Community Experiment
      • February to July 2009
      • Corrections, improvements to all records except BIBCO and CONSER
      • Interim results Replaces Libraries April 2009 18,910 1001 May 2009 19,489 1025
    • 19. Regional Collection of Data: CBS: A starting point
      • Swiss Bib and Dutch Union catalogue will feature soon
      • Social data is indexed with the bibliographic metadata
      • Language tagged
      • Social data is shared with WorldCat, unless restricted
      • WorldCat data can be downloaded
      SwissBib NCC Touchpoint PiCarta
    • 20. Social Data and Quality
      • Reporting of abusive social content
      • Reporting helpfulness of social content
      • Rating social content
        • Measures to avoid self rating and multiples ratings from the same
      • Quality by redundancy
      • Recognition of good contributors
    • 21. /
    • 22. Potential
      • Authoritative Lists of Publications for CVs
      • Corrections
      • Added content via links
        • Obituaries and biographies
        • Scanned book covers, TOC, pages
        • Family histories
        • Social pages, Facebook, MySpace
    • 23. Combining Social, Professional , External and Mined Data
      • WorldCat mined “one page per”:
        • Identity, Institution
        • Coming soon: Work, Geographic place
        • Possible: Event, Dewey classification or range / subject
      • WorldCat & external data
        • Reviews from book trade sites
        • WeRead reviews and recommendations
    • 24. Vocabularies as web service tools to assist tagging
    • 25. Not all users create content Therefore: Need scale Need to pool content Josh Bernoff
    • 26. Enormous Potential; how to succeed?
      • Enrichment, Correction, Linking to related information, Evaluation
      • Need more knowledge:
        • Why do users prefer making lists but are less likely to rate?
          • 160,000 lists versus 36,000 ratings and reviews in same period
        • Anne Christensen at ELAG ; sharing reluctance
        • Australian Newspapers beta
      • People like to be involved, intrigued, feel part
        • Need acknowledgment
    • 27.
      • Dank u wel, Thank you, Merci Beaucoup