From Record to Graph - Exposing a Legacy

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Keynote Presentation from Semantic Tech & Business Conference - London - 19th September 2012

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From Record to Graph - Exposing a Legacy

  1. 1. Semantic Technology and Business Conference, London, 19 October 2012 #SemTechBizFrom Record To GraphRichard WallisTechnology EvangelistOCLC@rjw The world’s libraries. Connected.
  2. 2. Libraries http://www.flickr.com/photos/xavipat/4912858544/
  3. 3. Librarieshave been around for a while... http://www.flickr.com/photos/xavipat/4912858544/
  4. 4. Librarieshave been around for a while... Ephesus - 117 AD http://www.flickr.com/photos/xavipat/4912858544/
  5. 5. Libraries http://www.flickr.com/photos/curiousexpeditions/2406513532/
  6. 6. Librariescapturing data for a while... Catalog Cards http://www.flickr.com/photos/curiousexpeditions/2406513532/
  7. 7. Librariescapturing data for a while... Catalog Cards From mid 19th Century http://www.flickr.com/photos/curiousexpeditions/2406513532/
  8. 8. Librariescapturing data for a while... Catalog Cards From mid 19th Century Melvil Dewey - 1881 http://www.flickr.com/photos/curiousexpeditions/2406513532/
  9. 9. Libraries capturing data for a while... Catalog Cards From mid 19th Century Melvil Dewey - 1881Library of Congress Print Service 1901 http://www.flickr.com/photos/curiousexpeditions/2406513532/
  10. 10. Libraries http://www.flickr.com/photos/lesterpubliclibrary/3352920732/
  11. 11. LibrariesIndexed by name http://www.flickr.com/photos/lesterpubliclibrary/3352920732/
  12. 12. Libraries http://www.flickr.com/photos/paxsimius/2235761852/
  13. 13. Libraries Indexed by subjectIndexed by number (Dewey) http://www.flickr.com/photos/paxsimius/2235761852/
  14. 14. Catalog Cards http://www.flickr.com/photos/prettydaisies/869136465/
  15. 15. Catalog CardsOriginally hand written http://www.flickr.com/photos/prettydaisies/869136465/
  16. 16. Catalog Cards http://www.flickr.com/photos/exlibris/2383688387/
  17. 17. Catalog CardsPrinted by authorities http://www.flickr.com/photos/exlibris/2383688387/
  18. 18. Catalog Cards Printed by authoritiesLibrary of Congress - 1901 British Library OCLC http://www.flickr.com/photos/exlibris/2383688387/
  19. 19. Machine-Readable Cataloging
  20. 20. Marc Records
  21. 21. Marc Records
  22. 22. Name authorities
  23. 23. Subject authorities
  24. 24. Libraries on the Web
  25. 25. Libraries on the Web
  26. 26. Linked Data
  27. 27. Linked Data
  28. 28. .org Resources Cat hic W orld rap Bib liog ill ion2 70 +M
  29. 29. .org Resources Cat hic W orld rap Bib liog ill ion2 70 +M
  30. 30. .org Resources Cat hic W orld rap Bib liog ill ion2 70 +M
  31. 31. .org Resources Cat hic W orld rap Bib liog ill ion2 70 +M
  32. 32. .org Resources Cat hic W orld rap Bib liog ill ion2 70 +M
  33. 33. .org Resources Cat hic W orld rap Bib liog ill ion2 70 +M
  34. 34. .org Resources Cat hic W orld rap Bib liog ill ion2 70 +M
  35. 35. .org Resources Cat hic W orld rap Bib liog ill ion2 70 +M
  36. 36. .org Resources Cat hic W orld rap Bib liog ill ion2 70 +M
  37. 37. Linked Data • 270+ Million resources • Schema.org + Library • Embedded RDFa • Links to: Dewey, LCSH LCNAF, DOI, VIAF, FAST • License: ODC-BY • Experimental - June 2012The world’s libraries. Connected.
  38. 38. Linked Data• 270+ Million resources Download file• Schema.org + Library• Embedded RDFa• Links to: Dewey, LCSH LCNAF, DOI, VIAF, FAST• License: ODC-BY• Experimental - June 2012 The world’s libraries. Connected.
  39. 39. Linked Data• 270+ Million resources Download file• Schema.org + Library • Most widely held works (250+ holdings)• Embedded RDFa • 1.2 Million resources• Links to: Dewey, LCSH (80 million triples) LCNAF, DOI, VIAF, FAST • Schema.org + Library• License: ODC-BY • License: ODC-BY• Experimental - June 2012 • August 2012 The world’s libraries. Connected.
  40. 40. Linked Data• 270+ Million resources Download file• Schema.org + Library • Most widely held works (250+ holdings)• Embedded RDFa • 1.2 Million resources• Links to: Dewey, LCSH (80 million triples) LCNAF, DOI, VIAF, FAST • Schema.org + Library• License: ODC-BY • License: ODC-BY• Experimental - June 2012 • August 2012 http://worldcat.org http://purl.oclc.org/dataset/WorldCat The world’s libraries. Connected.
  41. 41. http://www.w3.org/community/schemabibex/
  42. 42. http://www.oclc.org/data/attribution.html
  43. 43. Library Linked Data Potential http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:North_Atlantic_Ocean_laea_relief_location_map.jpg
  44. 44. Library Linked Data Potential http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:North_Atlantic_Ocean_laea_relief_location_map.jpg
  45. 45. Library Linked Data Potential http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:North_Atlantic_Ocean_laea_relief_location_map.jpg
  46. 46. Library Linked Data Potential http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:North_Atlantic_Ocean_laea_relief_location_map.jpg
  47. 47. Library Linked Data Potential http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:North_Atlantic_Ocean_laea_relief_location_map.jpg
  48. 48. Library Linked Data Potential http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:North_Atlantic_Ocean_laea_relief_location_map.jpg
  49. 49. Library Linked Data Potential http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:North_Atlantic_Ocean_laea_relief_location_map.jpg
  50. 50. Library Linked Data Potential http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:North_Atlantic_Ocean_laea_relief_location_map.jpg
  51. 51. Library Linked Data Potential
  52. 52. Turning an Oil Tanker http://www.flickr.com/photos/24736216@N07/6153313394/
  53. 53. Turning an Oil TankerMillennia of endeavor http://www.flickr.com/photos/24736216@N07/6153313394/
  54. 54. Turning an Oil TankerMillennia of endeavorCenturies of practice http://www.flickr.com/photos/24736216@N07/6153313394/
  55. 55. Turning an Oil TankerMillennia of endeavorCenturies of practiceDecades of systems http://www.flickr.com/photos/24736216@N07/6153313394/
  56. 56. Turning an Oil TankerMillennia of endeavorCenturies of practiceDecades of systemsYears of cooperation http://www.flickr.com/photos/24736216@N07/6153313394/
  57. 57. Turning an Oil TankerMillennia of endeavorCenturies of practiceDecades of systemsYears of cooperationLoads of standards http://www.flickr.com/photos/24736216@N07/6153313394/
  58. 58. Turning an Oil TankerMillennia of endeavorCenturies of practiceDecades of systemsYears of cooperationLoads of standardsHuge heritage to build upon http://www.flickr.com/photos/24736216@N07/6153313394/
  59. 59. Turning an Oil TankerMillennia of endeavorCenturies of practiceDecades of systemsYears of cooperationLoads of standardsHuge heritage to build uponIn an exponentially changing environment http://www.flickr.com/photos/24736216@N07/6153313394/
  60. 60. Stop CopyingStart Linking
  61. 61. Stop CopyingStart LinkingBe of the Web!
  62. 62. Stop CopyingStart LinkingBe of the Web! Lead by example
  63. 63. Semantic Technology and Business Conference, London, 19 October 2012 #SemTechBizFrom Record To GraphRichard WallisTechnology EvangelistOCLC@rjw The world’s libraries. Connected.

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