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Presentation to a session hosted by the CRS ALCTS Holdings Information Committee and Cataloging Committee at ALA Midwinter, Seattle 26th January 2013

Presentation to a session hosted by the CRS ALCTS Holdings Information Committee and Cataloging Committee at ALA Midwinter, Seattle 26th January 2013

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  • 1. ALA Midwinter Seattle 26 January 2013Linked DataNow & NextRichard WallisTechnology EvangelistOCLC@rjw The world’s libraries. Connected.
  • 2. Linked Data?http://www.flickr.com/photos/theworldformylens/6537249151/
  • 3. Hmmm.. Linked Data? http://www.flickr.com/photos/theworldformylens/6537249151/
  • 4. Hmmm.. Linked Data? What is it? http://www.flickr.com/photos/theworldformylens/6537249151/
  • 5. Where did it come from? Linked Data? What is it? http://www.flickr.com/photos/theworldformylens/6537249151/
  • 6. Where did it come from? Linked Data? What is it? How is it used? http://www.flickr.com/photos/theworldformylens/6537249151/
  • 7. Where did it come from? Linked Data? What is it? How is it used? What will it lead to? http://www.flickr.com/photos/theworldformylens/6537249151/
  • 8. Linked Data? http://www.flickr.com/photos/tanaka/3212373419/
  • 9. Linked Data?The Web.. http://www.flickr.com/photos/tanaka/3212373419/
  • 10. Linked Data?The Web.. ..of data http://www.flickr.com/photos/tanaka/3212373419/
  • 11. Linked DataThe world’s libraries. Connected.
  • 12. Linked DataVIAF http://viaf.org HTML, RDF/XML License: ODC-BYDewey http://dewey.info HTML/RDFa, RDF/XML, Turtle, JSON - SPARQL License: CC BY-NC-NDFAST http://id.worldcat.org/fast HTML, RDF/XML - Download License: ODC-BYThe world’s libraries. Connected.
  • 13. Linked DataThe world’s libraries. Connected.
  • 14. Linked Data • 273+ Million resourcesThe world’s libraries. Connected.
  • 15. Linked Data • 273+ Million resources • Schema.org + LibraryThe world’s libraries. Connected.
  • 16. Linked Data • 273+ Million resources • Schema.org + Library • Embedded RDFaThe world’s libraries. Connected.
  • 17. Linked Data • 273+ Million resources • Schema.org + Library • Embedded RDFa • Links to: Dewey, LCSH LCNAF, DOI, VIAF, FASTThe world’s libraries. Connected.
  • 18. Linked Data • 273+ Million resources • Schema.org + Library • Embedded RDFa • Links to: Dewey, LCSH LCNAF, DOI, VIAF, FAST • License: ODC-BYThe world’s libraries. Connected.
  • 19. Linked Data • 273+ 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.
  • 20. Linked Data • 273+ 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.
  • 21. Linked Data• 273+ Million resources Download file• Schema.org + Library • Most widely held works (250+ holdings)• Embedded RDFa• Links to: Dewey, LCSH LCNAF, DOI, VIAF, FAST• License: ODC-BY• Experimental - June 2012 The world’s libraries. Connected.
  • 22. Linked Data• 273+ 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• License: ODC-BY• Experimental - June 2012 The world’s libraries. Connected.
  • 23. Linked Data• 273+ 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• Experimental - June 2012 The world’s libraries. Connected.
  • 24. Linked Data• 273+ 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 The world’s libraries. Connected.
  • 25. Linked Data• 273+ 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.
  • 26. Linked DataThe world’s libraries. Connected.
  • 27. Linked DataVIAF: http://viaf.orgDewey: http://dewey.infoFAST: http://id.worldcat.org/fastWorldCat: http://www.worldcat.orgWorldCat Most Widely Held Download: http://purl.oclc.org/dataset/WorldCatMostHighlyHeldODC-BY Attribution Guidelines: http://www.oclc.org/data/attribution.html The world’s libraries. Connected. data@oclc.org
  • 28. is
  • 29. is good enough ?• For library data exchange
  • 30. is good enough ?• For library data exchange - No
  • 31. is good enough ?• For library data exchange - No• For sharing library data with the world
  • 32. is good enough ?• For library data exchange - No• For sharing library data with the world - Almost
  • 33. http://www.w3.org/community/schemabibex• Short lived group• Libraries, Publishers, Consumers, System Vendors, Linked Data, Standards Bodies• Library is only one focus
  • 34. It is the foundation for the future ofbibliographic description that happens on, in, and as part of the web and the networked world we live in.
  • 35. bibliographic description as part of the web
  • 36. complimentarybibliographic description as part of the web
  • 37. complimentarybibliographic description as part of the web Challenges for change?
  • 38. complimentarybibliographic description as part of the web Challenges for change? bibliographic item metadata bibliographic searching for works all types of material - print/e/digital
  • 39. Library Linked Data Potential http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:North_Atlantic_Ocean_laea_relief_location_map.jpg
  • 40. Library Linked Data Potential http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:North_Atlantic_Ocean_laea_relief_location_map.jpg
  • 41. Library Linked Data Potential http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:North_Atlantic_Ocean_laea_relief_location_map.jpg
  • 42. Library Linked Data Potential http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:North_Atlantic_Ocean_laea_relief_location_map.jpg
  • 43. Library Linked Data Potential http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:North_Atlantic_Ocean_laea_relief_location_map.jpg
  • 44. Library Linked Data Potential http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:North_Atlantic_Ocean_laea_relief_location_map.jpg
  • 45. Library Linked Data Potential http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:North_Atlantic_Ocean_laea_relief_location_map.jpg
  • 46. Library Linked Data Potential http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:North_Atlantic_Ocean_laea_relief_location_map.jpg
  • 47. Library Linked Data Potential
  • 48. Turning an Oil Tanker http://www.flickr.com/photos/24736216@N07/6153313394/
  • 49. Turning an Oil TankerMillennia of endeavorCenturies of practiceDecades of systemsYears of cooperationLoads of standards http://www.flickr.com/photos/24736216@N07/6153313394/
  • 50. 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/
  • 51. Stop CopyingStart Linking
  • 52. Stop CopyingStart LinkingBe of the Web!
  • 53. RDF just anotheroutput format?
  • 54. RDF just anotheroutput format? initially - yes
  • 55. RDF<http://lib.org/res/1234> name "Planning for Automation" .<http://lib.org/res/1234> schema:type schema:Book .<http://lib.org/res/1234> schema:author <http://viaf.org/abc> .<http://lib.org/res/1234> schema:about <http://loc.gov/authorities/sh8570> .
  • 56. RDF Identifying & Linking Resources to Concepts<http://lib.org/res/1234> name "Planning for Automation" .<http://lib.org/res/1234> schema:type schema:Book .<http://lib.org/res/1234> schema:author <http://viaf.org/abc> .<http://lib.org/res/1234> schema:about <http://loc.gov/authorities/sh8570> .
  • 57. RDF Identifying & Linking Resources to Concepts typePlanning for Automation ../ schema:Book name res/12345 author about John M Cohnname viaf.org/ loc.gov/ auth/sh8507 abc name Libraries
  • 58. RDF Identifying & Linking Resources to Concepts type Planning for Automation ../ schema:Book name res/12345 author about John M Cohn name viaf.org/ loc.gov/ auth/sh8507 abc name Libraries<http://lib.org/res/1234> name "Planning for Automation" .<http://lib.org/res/1234> schema:type schema:Book .<http://lib.org/res/1234> schema:author <http://viaf.org/abc> .<http://lib.org/res/1234> schema:about <http://loc.gov/authorities/sh8570> . Where has the record gone?
  • 59. RDFWhere has the record gone?
  • 60. RDF Where has the record gone?What next for cataloguing?
  • 61. Cataloging SpotlightManifestation Marc
  • 62. Cataloging SpotlightManifestation Marc
  • 63. Cataloging SpotlightManifestation Marc
  • 64. Cataloging SpotlightManifestation Marc
  • 65. Cataloging Spotlight Manifestation Schema.orgWorks Authorities Linked Data
  • 66. Cataloging Spotlight Manifestation Schema.orgWorks Authorities Linked Data
  • 67. Cataloging Spotlight Manifestation Schema.orgWorks Authorities Linked Data RDF
  • 68. Cataloging Spotlight Manifestation Schema.org Ins ers titu blish tio ns Pu FormatsWorks Authorities Linked Data Sub jec Names tions RDF ts a L oc
  • 69. Cataloging Spotlight Manifestation Schema.org Ins ers titu blish tio ns Pu FormatsWorks Authorities Linked Data Sub jec Names tions RDF ts a L oc
  • 70. Cataloging Spotlight Manifestation Schema.org Ins ers titu blish tio ns Pu FormatsWorks Authorities Linked Data Sub jec Names tions RDF ts a L oc
  • 71. Linked Data http://www.flickr.com/photos/theworldformylens/6537249151/
  • 72. Linked Data Radical Change? http://www.flickr.com/photos/theworldformylens/6537249151/
  • 73. Linked Data Radical Change? Radical Evolution! http://www.flickr.com/photos/theworldformylens/6537249151/
  • 74. Linked Data Radical Change? Radical Evolution! http://www.flickr.com/photos/theworldformylens/6537249151/
  • 75. ALA Midwinter Seattle 26 January 2013Linked DataNow & NextRichard WallisTechnology EvangelistOCLC@rjw The world’s libraries. Connected.