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Presentation to the 15th Fiesole Collection Development Retreat in Singapore 12th August 2013

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  • Richard Wallis Technology Evangelist OCLC @rjw richard.wallis@oclc.org The world’s libraries. Connected. 12th August 2013 - Singapore 15th Fiesole Collection Development Retreat Challenge and Opportunity Linked Data
  • The world’s libraries. Connected. Linked Data
  • The world’s libraries. Connected. • • What challenges? • Which opportunities? Linked Data What is it?
  • What is it?Linked Data -
  • What is it? Sir Tim Berners-Lee Linked Data -
  • What is it? The Web.. Sir Tim Berners-Lee Linked Data -
  • What is it? The Web.. ..of data Sir Tim Berners-Lee Linked Data -
  • Linked Data
  • Is NOT a Standard Linked Data
  • 1. Use URIs as names for things PrinciplesLinked Data
  • 1. Use URIs as names for things 2. Use HTTP URIs so people can look up those names PrinciplesLinked Data
  • 1. Use URIs as names for things 2. Use HTTP URIs so people can look up those names 3. When someone looks up a URI, provide useful information, using the standards - RDF PrinciplesLinked Data
  • 1. Use URIs as names for things 2. Use HTTP URIs so people can look up those names 3. When someone looks up a URI, provide useful information, using the standards - RDF 4. Include links to other URIs, so that they can discover more PrinciplesLinked Data Tim Berners-Lee - 2006
  • Challenges
  • Challenges Getting folks to the resources
  • Challenges Getting folks to the resources Metadata standards
  • Challenges Getting folks to the resources Metadata standards Becoming part of the Web of Data
  • Challenges Getting folks to the resources Metadata standards Hubs of authority Becoming part of the Web of Data
  • Challenges Getting folks to the resources Metadata standards Hubs of authority Becoming part of the Web of Data Local capability
  • Where are our users?
  • Where are our users?
  • Our users are here...
  • Our users are here...
  • Our users are here...
  • Where are our users?
  • Where are our users?
  • Our users are here...
  • Our users are here...
  • Our users are here...
  • Romain Wenz BnF
  • Searching for a book...
  • Searching for a book...
  • Knowledge Graph (Linked Data)
  • Knowledge Graph (Linked Data)
  • Knowledge Graph (Linked Data) THINGS NOT STRINGS
  • THINGS NOT STRINGS
  • ourusers
  • are inourusers
  • are in not not ourusers
  • are in not not other search engines are available ourusers
  • ourdata are not in
  • ourdata are not in
  • ourdata are not in Why
  • ourdata are not in Why does not understand: Marc, ISBD, OAI-PMH, RDA, Z39.50, Onix .... insert your favorite standard here!
  • dataschema.org Linked Data The Web Tell them about our resources... http://www.flickr.com/photos/boston_public_library/6220572487
  • dataschema.org Linked Data The Web Tell them about our resources... ...using their language and methods http://www.flickr.com/photos/boston_public_library/6220572487
  • data schema.org Linked Data The Web Tell them about our resources... ...using their language and methods http://www.flickr.com/photos/boston_public_library/6220572487
  • Linked Data
  • • 300+ Million resources Linked Data
  • • 300+ Million resources • Schema.org Linked Data
  • • 300+ Million resources • Schema.org • Embedded RDFa Linked Data
  • • 300+ Million resources • Schema.org • Embedded RDFa • Links to: Dewey, LCSH LCNAF, DOI, VIAF, FAST Linked Data
  • • 300+ Million resources • Schema.org • Embedded RDFa • Links to: Dewey, LCSH LCNAF, DOI, VIAF, FAST • License: ODC-BY Linked Data
  • • 300+ Million resources • Schema.org • Embedded RDFa • Links to: Dewey, LCSH LCNAF, DOI, VIAF, FAST • License: ODC-BY • Experimental - June 2012 Linked Data
  • is good enough ?
  • is good enough ? • For library data exchange
  • is good enough ? • For library data exchange - No
  • is good enough ? • For library data exchange • For sharing library data with the world - No
  • is good enough ? • For library data exchange • For sharing library data with the world - No - Almost
  • http://www.w3.org/community/schemabibex • Short lived group • Libraries, Publishers, Consumers, System Vendors, Linked Data, Standards Bodies • Library is only one focus
  • BIBFRAME Bibliographic Framework as a Web of Data:
  • BIBFRAME http://bibframe.org 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. bibliographic description as part of the web BIBFRAME http://bibframe.org Bibliographic Framework as a Web of Data:
  • @Fascinatingpics bibliographic description as part of the web
  • conflicting? @Fascinatingpics bibliographic description as part of the web
  • ≈ complimentary ≈ @Fascinatingpics bibliographic description as part of the web
  • Challenges for change ≈ complimentary ≈ @Fascinatingpics bibliographic description as part of the web
  • •We produce metadata for ‘items’ Challenges for change ≈ complimentary ≈ @Fascinatingpics bibliographic description as part of the web
  • •We produce metadata for ‘items’ •People search for ‘works’ Challenges for change ≈ complimentary ≈ @Fascinatingpics bibliographic description as part of the web
  • •We produce metadata for ‘items’ •People search for ‘works’ •Materials of all types - print / e / digital Challenges for change ≈ complimentary ≈ @Fascinatingpics bibliographic description as part of the web
  • Be visible On the Web of Data http://wallpapersfor.me/storm-beacon/
  • Be visible On the Web of Data http://wallpapersfor.me/storm-beacon/
  • Be visible On the Web of Data Light the way to your resources... http://wallpapersfor.me/storm-beacon/
  • Be visible On the Web of Data Light the way to your resources... ... registered in the network http://wallpapersfor.me/storm-beacon/
  • We are moving from cataloguing
  • We are moving from cataloguing to h"p://catalinking Eric  Miller  -­‐  Zepheira
  • opportunities
  • Building a Web Of Data
  • Building a Web Linking to all Of Data
  • Building a Web Linking to all and all their resources Of Data
  • Building a Web Linking to all and all their resources We all need to participate Of Data
  • Linking to the future...
  • Linking to the future...
  • Linking to the future...
  • Linking to the future... www.google.com/webmasters/tools/richsnippets
  • Linking to the future... www.google.com/webmasters/tools/richsnippets
  • Retailer Product Africa and Archaeology $61.78 Linking to the future...
  • Retailer Product Africa and Archaeology $61.78 WorldCat/Library Linking to the future...
  • Retailer Product Africa and Archaeology $61.78 WorldCat/Library Book Radcliffe Biography Posnansky, Merrick Africa Ethnic relations 9781441637215 2009 Archaelogists Linking to the future... Africa and Archaeology http://site.ebrary.com/id/10359174
  • Retailer Product Africa and Archaeology $61.78 WorldCat/Library Book Radcliffe Biography Posnansky, Merrick Africa Ethnic relations 9781441637215 2009 Archaelogists Linking to the future... Africa and Archaeology http://site.ebrary.com/id/10359174
  • Product Africa and Archaeology $61.78 Book Radcliffe Biography Posnansky, Merrick Africa Ethnic relations 9781441637215 2009 Archaelogists Linking to the future... Search Engines Africa and Archaeology http://site.ebrary.com/id/10359174
  • Opportunities
  • Opportunities Sending folks to our resources
  • Opportunities Sending folks to our resources Using widely understood standards
  • Opportunities Sending folks to our resources Using widely understood standards Being part of the Web of Data
  • Opportunities Sending folks to our resources Using widely understood standards Connected to Hubs of authority Being part of the Web of Data
  • Opportunities Sending folks to our resources Using widely understood standards Connected to Hubs of authority Being part of the Web of Data Enriched user experience
  • Opportunities Sending folks to our resources Using widely understood standards Connected to Hubs of authority Being part of the Web of Data Enriched user experience Shared Linked Data publishing services
  • Happening in a hurry? @Fascinatingpics
  • Happening in a hurry? Years not decades @Fascinatingpics
  • Happening in a hurry? The Web will progress without us @Fascinatingpics
  • Happening in a hurry? Opportunity to reach for together @Fascinatingpics
  • Opportunity to reach for together
  • to (re)assert our role as a source for discovery For all materials Print/ /Journals/Articles/DigitalEBook Opportunity to reach for together
  • The world’s libraries. Connected. Richard Wallis Technology Evangelist OCLC @rjw richard.wallis@oclc.org 12th August 2013 - Singapore 15th Fiesole Collection Development Retreat Challenge and Opportunity Linked Data
  • The world’s libraries. Connected. Richard Wallis Technology Evangelist OCLC @rjw richard.wallis@oclc.org 12th August 2013 - Singapore 15th Fiesole Collection Development Retreat Challenge and Opportunity Linked Data http://slideshare.net/rjw