Optional Member Session: Increasing Connectivity and Quality on the Web

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Optional Member Session: Increasing Connectivity and Quality on the Web

  1. 1. Optional member sessionIncreasing connectivity and quality on the web
  2. 2. agenda10:00 – Titia van der Werf, Welcome10:15 OCLC Senior Program Short briefing of current OCLC Research efforts. Officer10:15 – Rémi Mathis, President The new French SemanticPedia and its use by11:30 of Wikimedia France the BnF and other cultural institutions. and Max Klein, Wikipedian in Wikipedians-in-Residence’s involvement with Residence, OCLC Libraries Q&A session11:30 – Shenghui Wang, Research investigations by OCLC and Europeana12:00 Research Scientist, OCLC Q&A session E U R O P E, M I D D L E E A S T & A F R I C A R E G I O N A L C O U N C I L
  3. 3. About OCLC Research • Mission: expand knowledge that advances OCLCs public purposes: 1. Furthering access to the worlds information 2. Reducing library costs • One of the worlds leading centers devoted exclusively to exploring the challenges facing libraries & archivesE U R O P E, M I D D L E E A S T & A F R I C A R E G I O N A L C O U N C I L
  4. 4. Shared Community R&D • Research activities: http://www.oclc.org/research/activities.html • Activities related to this session: – Wikipedians and Libraries • Webinars/events in the US • VIAFbot – Europeana Innovation PilotsE U R O P E, M I D D L E E A S T & A F R I C A R E G I O N A L C O U N C I L
  5. 5. Advanced Development OCLC’s “Proving Grounds”: OCLC Innovation Lab • Develop/trial innovative processes & frameworks • Linked data technologies • First adopter of new standards Examples: & tools • Addition of Schema.org mark-up to • Technology diffusion within WorldCat.org pages OCLC and beyond • Release of a downloadable linked • Economically processing data data file for the 1M most widely held at scale with works in WorldCat.E U R O P E, M I D D L E E A S T & A F R I C A R E G I O N A L C O U N C I L
  6. 6. Member and partner engagement Contact: Titia van der Werf titia.vanderwerf@oclc.orgE U R O P E, M I D D L E E A S T & A F R I C A R E G I O N A L C O U N C I L

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