A Future Role for the Library Discovery Interface

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  • As Ted reminded us – all these developments are part of a continuumUsing the technology of the day to best achieve our mission We are using today’s technology – to build a web of data..
  • A Future Role for the Library Discovery Interface

    1. 1. KNVI – Utrecht – 14th November 2013 A Future Role for Library Discovery Interfaces Richard Wallis Technology Evangelist OCLC @rjw The world’s libraries. Connected.
    2. 2. Where are our users? http://www.flickr.com/photos/iamthebestartist/2329267266/ The world’s libraries. Connected. The world’s libraries. Connected.
    3. 3. Where our users are! http://www.flickr.com/photos/malbooth/5099621729/ The world’s libraries. Connected. The world’s libraries. Connected.
    4. 4. Where are our users? The world’s libraries. Connected. The world’s libraries. Connected.
    5. 5. Where our users are! The world’s libraries. Connected. The world’s libraries. Connected.
    6. 6. Romain Wenz BnF The world’s libraries. Connected.
    7. 7. The problem with access to library collections: People aren’t using the library catalog? (No… that’s just a fact.) The real problem is that we don’t expose our collections very well on the web. The world’s libraries. Connected.
    8. 8. library data: stored as records author location edition title holding source classification publisher ISBN subject publication date of The world’s libraries. Connected.
    9. 9. library data: stored as records person place author location edition title holding source object concept classification publisher ISBN date of publication organization The world’s libraries. Connected. work
    10. 10. library data stored as entities person author place object concept item availability subject organization The world’s libraries. Connected. work
    11. 11. library data stored as entities library knowledge graph person place object concept organization The world’s libraries. Connected. work
    12. 12. library data stored as entities Field in a record vs. entity in knowledge graph person Günter Grass object this copy of “The Tin Drum” library organization The world’s libraries. Connected. place Germany Historical Fiction concept expression “Die Blechtrommel” “The Tin Drum” work
    13. 13. library data: stored as records author location edition title holding source classification publisher ISBN date of publication The world’s libraries. Connected.
    14. 14. library data stored as entities library knowledge graph person place object concept organization The world’s libraries. Connected. work
    15. 15. We are moving from cataloguing to catalinking http:// The world’s libraries. Connected. Eric Miller - Zepheira
    16. 16. The world’s libraries. Connected.
    17. 17. The world’s libraries. Connected.
    18. 18. Tell them about our resources… their language and methods …using http://www.flickr.com/photos/boston_public_library/6220572487 The world’s libraries. Connected.
    19. 19. WorldCat Linked Data Linked Data • • • • 300+ million data resources Schema.org Embedded RDFa Links to Dewey, LCSH, LCNAF, DOI, VIAF, FAST • ODC-BY license • June 2012 • Continuing development: • Vocabulary, Content-negotiation, Links, Works, … The world’s libraries. Connected.
    20. 20. The world’s libraries. Connected.
    21. 21. The world’s libraries. Connected.
    22. 22. The world’s libraries. Connected.
    23. 23. is good enough ? For library data exchange? No For sharing library resources with the web? Almost The world’s libraries. Connected.
    24. 24. http://www.w3.org/community/schemabibex • Short lived group • Libraries, Publishers, Consumers, System Vendors, Linked Data, Standards Bodies • Library is only one focus The world’s libraries. Connected.
    25. 25. BIBFRAME Bibliographic Framework as a Web of Data: It is the foundation for the future of bibliographic description that happens on, in, and as part of the web and the networked world we live in. http://www.bibframe.org The world’s libraries. Connected.
    26. 26. ≈ Complementary ≈ ? Conflict ? bibliographic description as part of the web @Fascinatingpics http://www.flickr.com/photos/54136840@N00/4921290518/ The world’s libraries. Connected.
    27. 27. Be Visible on the Web of Data Lighting the way to your resources … …. registered in the network http://wallpapersfor.me/storm-beacon/ The world’s libraries. Connected.
    28. 28. The world’s libraries. Connected.
    29. 29. A Future Role for Library Discovery Interfaces? • Destinations for external discovery • Linked Data publishing hubs • Specialized local discovery The world’s libraries. Connected.
    30. 30. Building a Web of Data The world’s libraries. Connected.
    31. 31. Building a Web of Data Linking to all and all their resources We all need to participate The world’s libraries. Connected.
    32. 32. Happening in a hurry? The web will to Opportunities Years not progress reach for Decades without us together The world’s libraries. Connected.
    33. 33. to Opportunity connect users with our The world’s libraries. Connected. resources
    34. 34. The world’s libraries. Connected.
    35. 35. KNVI – Utrecht- 14th November 2013 A Future Role for Library Discovery Interfaces Richard Wallis Technology Evangelist OCLC @rjw The world’s libraries. Connected.
    36. 36. Questions The world’s libraries. Connected.
    37. 37. KNVI – Utrecht- 14th November 2013 A Future Role for Library Discovery Interfaces Richard Wallis Technology Evangelist OCLC @rjw The world’s libraries. Connected.

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