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At Dutch RDA seminar November 2, 2011, Rotterdam - Ingressus - OCLC

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  • Linking books RDA – FRBR - LOD Lukas Koster Library Systems Coordinator Library of the University of Amsterdam @lukask RDA Seminar, Ingressus/OCLC, Rotterdam, November 2, 2011
  • Agenda
    • RDA/FRBR – User Tasks
    • Functions of library/catalogue
    • Changing user needs
    • Examples/use cases
    • Linked Open Data and user needs
    • Options for libraries
    • ‘ Recommendations’
    View slide
  • RDA
    • Resource Description and Access
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  • FRBR F unctional R equirements for B ibliographic R ecords Defined in relation to tasks performed by users when searching and making use of national bibliographies and library catalogues
  • FRBR User Tasks
    • Find
    • Identify
    • Select
    • Obtain
    • Navigate
  • Original objective of libraries
    • Gateways to information
    • Printed material
    • Physical objects
    • On location
    Bibliotheken en leeszalen in beeld, 1990
  • Focus on physical copies at hand Books Journal issues
  • FRBR
    • Group 1: What? W ork E xpression M anifestation I tem
    • Group 2: By who? P erson C orporate Body
      • FRAD Functional Requirements for Authority Data
    • Group 3: About what? C oncept O bject E vent P lace
      • FRSAD Functional Requirements for Subject Authority Data
      • Title – Author - Subject
  • © Library of Congress/Barbara Tillett
  • FRBR for books Editions Copies Original Adaptation Translation
  • FRBR Group 1 Entities - WEMI Manifestation Item Work Expression Catalogue
  • FRBR for journals Issues Articles Journal
  • FRBR Group 1 Entities - WEMI Issues Copies Catalogue Manifestation Item Work Expression Articles Journal ?
  • Changing information world WWW
  • People Objects Newspapers Museums Publishers Books Files Archives Libraries Digital Physical Images Text Memories Movies Music Sound Statistics Research Journals Data Maps Metadata Collections Buildings History Art Science Government Societies Stories Photos Reports Private Public Games Shows Education Nature Speech War Schools Love Theatre Poetry Location Fiction Facts Fantasy Animals
  • Changing user needs
    • Let’s explore….
  • Fiction Literature Painting Music Theatre Philosophy Archives History Images
  • Fiction
  • Fiction ISBN search
  • Fiction With fiction, customer mostly not interested in specific edition Just a copy in their language Movie? Da Vinci’s painting? FRBR? Samarcande – French/Belgian Union Catalogue project
  • Fiction Editions…. Movie? Only 1 dvd!
  • FRBR – Movie Work Expression An Expression of the Work A new Work
  • RDA – Movie (as Work)
    • Form of work : motion picture
    • Content type : two-dimensional moving image
    • Type of recording : digital
    • Media type : video
    • Carrier type : videodisc
    • Encoding format : DVD video
    Work Expression Manifestation Physical copy
  • RDA – Movie (relations)
    • Related work : Remake based on the screenplay written by
            • ‘ Based on novel written by Dan Brown’
    • Uniform resource locator : <web address, streaming video>
    • Related manifestation : Originally broadcast <date, media, ….>
    • Source consulted : IMDB <Title, Date, Description>
    • Source consulted : Wikipedia <Titel, Date, Description> + URL
  • And then there’s the painting
  • Fiction
  • Fiction ? No FRBR here ?
  • Literature Short descriptions of other Works Many authors Koninklijke Bibliotheek – National Library
  • Literature Content?
  • Literature Online exhibition Not linked from Catalogue
  • Literature Link back to catalogue record for compilation Link to original Work in catalogue
  • Philoso phy Reprints of original texts by Spinoza Biographic notes (original work by editor) Edition information
  • Philosophy Content? No information about Spinoza, historical, cultural background, influences
  • Painting Music Archives History Images People are interested in information, subject areas Not necessarily in traditional library items (publications, documents)
  • FRBR – so far so good?
    • Improvement: relations between editions, authors, subjects.
    • But: still focused on traditional library material
    • Publications (physical and digital)
    • Only library’s own holdings
    • Journals/articles?
    • Hierarchical, no horizontal relations
    • Document centric, not information centric
  • Linked (Open) Data – Why?
    • Make introverted systems extroverted
    • Combine information from different sources
    • Add value for users
  • Linked (Open) Data – How?
    • Make implicit links explicit
    • Add links to/from other sources
    • Use URIs
    • Use RDF/Triples
    • Use Open License
  • URIs
    • Unique identifiers on the web
    • Instead of internal database primary key
    • (Dan Brown)
    • (The Da Vinci Code)
  • Triples
    • Subject - Predicate – Object
    • Thing – Relation - Thing
    written by painted by is about author of painter of is subject of uri uri uri uri uri uri
  • Two sides Publish Consume
  • Theatre First edition More editions Authority info Theatre performance information!
  • Pilot project Linking library catalogue data to theatre performance data Dutch Digital Cultural Heritage Foundation DEN as instigator Library of the University of Amsterdam Theatre Institute of The Netherlands
  • Catalogue results No FRBR here ( yet )
  • Catalogue results
  • Theatre play
    • Samuel Beckett
    • En attendant Godot (1949)
    • Waiting for Godot – a tragicomedy in two acts (1952)
    • A country road
    • A tree
    • Evening
    • Men in bowler hats
  • Theatre context
    • Key concept: The Performance
    • Nothing remains, except ‘residuals’/’waste products’:
    • Memories
    • Souvenir brochures
    • Recordings
    • Objects
    • Texts
    • Reviews
    • Metadata
  • Theatre context
  • Theatre context
  • A theatre play data model ‘ Play ’
  • Theatre Things (Entities)
    • Authors, actors, producers, etc. ( persons )
    • Plays (shows)
      • Productions
      • Performances
    • Digital objects
      • Photos, posters, sound, video
    • Physical objects
      • Costumes, scenery, models, posters, photos, sound, video …
  • Library Things (Entities)
    • Authors ( persons )
    • Books/holdings/items ( plays )
  • Matching
    • Library catalogue results – Theatre production database results
  • What we made
  • How we did it - URIs < base-url >/person/Beckett, Samuel < base-url >/title/Beckett, Samuel/Waiting for Godot JavaScript/JQuery HTML
  • How we did it – JavaScript/JQuery < base-url >/person/Beckett, Samuel < base-url >/title/Beckett, Samuel/Waiting for Godot <base-url>/ production/Beckett, Samuel/Waiting for Godot/1988-11-22/6750 JavaScript/JQuery
  • Problems
    • No common identifiers
      • Aleph key ≠ key
    • No internal links to common entity
      • No central “ Work ”
    • String matching
      • Author: ‘ Samuel Beckett ’- ‘ Beckett, Samuel ’
      • Title: ‘ Waiting for Godot ’ – ’En attendant Godot ’
    • Copyright
      • Photos, videos, audio, artwork
  • Identifiers/URIs/String matching /title/Beckett, Samuel/Waiting for Godot /title/Beckett, Samuel/Waiting for Godot : a tragicomedy in two acts /title/Beckett, Samuel/En attendant Godot : pièce en deux actes /title/Beckett, Samuel/Wachten op Godot /title/Beckett, Samuel/Waiting for Godot /title/Beckett, Samuel/Waiting For Godot /title/Beckett, Samuel/Wachten op Godot /title/Beckett, Samuel/Wachtend op Godot /title/Beckett, Samuel/Wachten op Godot (De favorieten) /title/Beckett, Samuel/Wachten op Godot (eerste bedrijf) /title/Beckett, Samuel/En attendant Godot /title/Beckett, Samuel/Warten auf Godot
  • Ideally…. FRBR
  • Current situation Implicit relations
  • Can RDA help Library Linked Data?
    • In theory: yes
    • But with links/URIs instead of text strings
    • Internally: FRBR
    • Externally: Authority files
  • Can Linked Data help Libraries?
    • Linked Data in terms of FRBR:
    • Entry point, mainly:
    • Group 2: Who? FRAD - People
    • Group 3: About? FRSAD- Subject
    • Things associated with People/Subject:
    • Group 1: Publications
    • … and there is more…
  • Linked data options for libraries
    • Consume
      • Traditional cataloguing
      • Enrichment of existing catalogue data
      • Create new information aggregates (new!)
    • Publish (unique stuff)
      • Holdings/usage data
      • Special collections
  • Linked data options for libraries
      • Traditional cataloguing
  • ‘ 1st edition 1956, 1st print of this edition 1965’ ‘ Original title: En attendant Godot’ Links as text strings
  • MARC
    • In MARC record:
    • Identifiers to Dutch union catalogue record
    • Author
    • Title
  • Triples written by painted by is about author of painter of is subject of uri uri uri uri uri uri
  • LOD and cataloguing written by painted by author of painter of is subject of is about Manifestation Item Work Expression Dan Brown The Da Vinci Code Leonardo da Vinci The Last Supper Dutch translation De Da Vinci Code Holding OBA http://<expression-uri> http://<manifestation-uri> Library
  • Work Expression Manifestation URI 650 $a 100 $a 245 $a Subject http :// Author The Da Vinci Code Original Title http://<expression-uri> URI 245 $a De Da Vinci Code Title 546 $a dut (or: URI to language code) Language Work 260 $c 2006 Date 260 $b Publisher http://<expression-uri> Expression http://<manifestation-uri> URI
  • Work Expression Manifestation Holding Item(s) Global bibliographic data Local holdings data URI http://<expression-uri> URI Work http://<expression-uri> Expression http://<manifestation-uri> URI http://<holding-uri> URI http://<manifestation-uri> Manifestation Library Availability http://<holding-uri> Holding http://<item-uri> URI
  • Unfortunately
    • Existing circumstances not suited for moving to Linked Cataloguing - RDA/FRBR/LOD:
    • Bibliographic formats (MARC)
    • Local library systems
  • What’s needed
    • Global Shared Bibliographic Metadata Store(s)
    • Global Shared Authority Files
    • Open Cataloguing systems
    • Supporting for linking with URIs
  • Manifestation Item Work Expression FRBR Group 1 FRBR Group 2 FRAD FRBR Group 3 FRSAD Holding Publishers Libraries
  • Linked data options for libraries
      • Enrichment of existing data
  • FRBR Links
  • FRBR
  • Text about author Embedded from DBPedia (Wikipedia Linked Data engine) Uses German National Library Author ID’s
  • Enrichment - Discovery front ends
    • Examples use Discovery front ends
    • Extra layer on top of processed catalogue metadata
    • Metadata are FRBRised, based on string matching
    • Linked data embedded using scripts/programming, manipulating HTML front end
  • Linked data options for libraries
      • Create new information aggregates
  • Subject: Anne Frank The girl The war The house The diary The book The movie The play About Library catalogue FRBR
  • New aggregations
  • LOCAH – Linking Lives Linked Open Copac Archives Hub Publish linked data Archives+libraries Using Linked Data to create biographical resources
  • Library options
    • Develop your own systems/communities/open source
    • Use existing commercial systems
  • Requirements/recommendations
    • System development skills/staff
    • Ask library systems vendors to adapt (next gen) systems to add:
      • FRBR/RDA/Linking architecture/infrastructure
      • LOD/RDF/URI Publishing options
      • LOD/RDF/URI Consuming options
    • W3C Library Linked Data Incubator Group,
    • Report:
    • IGeLU 2011 session Linked Data and Ex Libris products,
    • Summary slides:
  • Photo credits
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