The world’s libraries. Connected.
Bibliothekartag 2014 - Bremen
The Power of Sharing Linked Data
Giving the Web What it Wa...
The world’s libraries. Connected.
The world’s libraries. Connected.
http://www.theeuropeanlibrary.org/tel4/newsitem/5350
“… more than 80 per cent of these
visitors coming from search engines...
The world’s libraries. Connected.
The world’s libraries. Connected.
Tell them about our resources…
…using their language and methods
http://www.flickr.com/p...
The world’s libraries. Connected.
WorldCat Linked Data
Linked Data
• 311+ million data resources
• Schema.org
• Embedded R...
The world’s libraries. Connected.
The world’s libraries. Connected.
How we are sharing with the web
What the web
gets:
• WorldCat 311M+
• Schema.org
• VIAF,...
The world’s libraries. Connected.
Part of the Web of Data
The world’s libraries. Connected.
Part of the Web of Data
The world’s libraries. Connected.
Part of the Web of Data
Worldcat.org/oclc/81453459
The Hidden Face of Eve
http://viaf.or...
The world’s libraries. Connected.
The world’s libraries. Connected.
The world’s libraries. Connected.
BIBFRAME
Bibliographic Framework as a
Web of Data:
It is the foundation for the future o...
The world’s libraries. Connected.
http://www.bibframe.org
The world’s libraries. Connected.
≈ Complementary ≈
bibliographic description as part of the web
? Conflict ?
@Fascinating...
The world’s libraries. Connected.
The world’s libraries. Connected.
WorldCat Works Linked Data
Works
• 197+ million Work descriptions and URIs
• Schema.org
...
The world’s libraries. Connected.
WorldCat Works Linked Data
Single
Manifestation
Multiple
Manifestations
197 Million Work...
The world’s libraries. Connected.
A Web of Data
Hubs of Authority
in
Setting Context
The world’s libraries. Connected.
The world’s libraries. Connected.
Scribe OPAC
Card
Catalog
Web of
Data
Web
Building a Web
of Data
The world’s libraries. Connected.
We all need to participate
Building a Web
of Data
Linking to all
and
all their resources
The world’s libraries. Connected.
Opportunity to
connect users
with our resources
The world’s libraries. Connected.
The world’s libraries. Connected.
Bibliothekartag 2014 - Bremen
The Power of Sharing Linked Data
Giving the Web What it Wa...
The Power of Sharing Linked Data: Bibliothekartag 2014
The Power of Sharing Linked Data: Bibliothekartag 2014
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  • Thank you very much for that generous introduction.

    Welcome, ladies and gentleman to this plenary session on the power of shared data. I’m pleased to be here in Cape Town with my colleague Richard Wallis to talk to you today about the changing landscape of exposing our valuable library collections to library users and the power of cooperation and shared data in solving some of the hardest problems of connecting library users to the resources they need….
  • We, at OCLC, start with the user and how they interact with the library

    And that recognizes how the library as a place has changed
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    We want the user to be successful in the research process.  And we want library collection’s to be part of that success.  We know you want that too.

    You have responded to the user’s behavior by changing the library from a collections warehouse to a collaborative learning space.

    You have re-balanced the budgets to reflect the need to purchase electronic over print. – Especially in academic libraries.

    The balance in budgets have passed the tipping point where the majority of the budget are is spent on electronic material over print – not to say that print is not relevant, just that in budgetary terms it is taking the lion’s share.

    You have re-engineered the technical and public services departments to manage and process electronic collections.  But those collections are not always available to the user.  Where the users are….
  • Back to Anita and her project...
    Take a look at the device she is using - where does that start – Google
    As Ted mentioned, Its is easy to forget how much Google is used as THE route into the web.
    The search engines are not just a way to sites – they are becoming the de facto way to find things within a site.
    For example site analytics from the BnF show that 80% of hits on its detail pages come direct from external search engines
    Simply this means - if you want your resources to be discovered, the search engines need to know about them
  • As Ted pointed out Knowledge Cards are appearing everywhere
    These supplement search results with information (data) about things
    They are driven by data – linked data -this is different from the traditional approach of just listing pages that seem to mention the topic
    Note how Information in the knowledge graph links you directly to more information
    They refer to this as Tings not Strings in our terms the Things are our entities and our resources.
  • So how do we get our DATA into the Googles of the world?
    We need to tell them – in the way the are looking for it
  • Which is the approach we took when adding Linked Data capability into WorldCat
  • This is what it looks like…
    We have just visited 4 separate sites – just like the web we know – data distributed across the web, linking together
  • Remember Ted showing you this list of things the web wants…
    How does our WorldCat Linked Data developments satisfy these desires….

    WorldCat URI – respected robust source
  • Why did we choose Schema.org
    Successful general vocab – stress cooperation in creating it and W3C affiliation for enhancing it
  • Which is why Richard created another W3C group of bibliographic focused people to recommend extentions to schema.
    Now 80+ members
    Submitted 2 proposals, 1 of which has been adopted – more in the pipeline
  • Schema not only show in town
    Emphasize the web-ness of their mission
  • Are they in competition –no they complement each other
    Schema for general sharing with the web – BIBFRAME for detailed library focused data capture & exchange
    Linked Data lets you mix vocabs – expect in the future descriptions will contain both
    Let the consumer decide


  • Back to Anita again….
    Her search not only finds her the book she wants, but by following the links, she gets signposts to where she can get access to it
  • As Ted reminded us – all these developments are part of a continuum
    Using the technology of the day to best achieve our mission
    We are using today’s technology – to build a web of data..
  • The web of data, like any network, creates the most benefit the more sources that are part of it.
    If your library is not part of it, your users cannot be linked to your resources!
    We all need to participate
  • Bringing those resources
    – your resources – in the appropriate form
    – to our users wherever they (in this case Anita) are
  • Thank you very much for that generous introduction.

    Welcome, ladies and gentleman to this plenary session on the power of shared data. I’m pleased to be here in Cape Town with my colleague Richard Wallis to talk to you today about the changing landscape of exposing our valuable library collections to library users and the power of cooperation and shared data in solving some of the hardest problems of connecting library users to the resources they need….
  • The Power of Sharing Linked Data: Bibliothekartag 2014

    1. 1. The world’s libraries. Connected. Bibliothekartag 2014 - Bremen The Power of Sharing Linked Data Giving the Web What it Wants Richard Wallis Technology Evangelist OCLC @rjw
    2. 2. The world’s libraries. Connected.
    3. 3. The world’s libraries. Connected.
    4. 4. http://www.theeuropeanlibrary.org/tel4/newsitem/5350 “… more than 80 per cent of these visitors coming from search engines …”
    5. 5. The world’s libraries. Connected.
    6. 6. The world’s libraries. Connected. Tell them about our resources… …using their language and methods http://www.flickr.com/photos/boston_public_library/6220572487
    7. 7. The world’s libraries. Connected. WorldCat Linked Data Linked Data • 311+ 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, More Links • Works …
    8. 8. The world’s libraries. Connected.
    9. 9. The world’s libraries. Connected. How we are sharing with the web What the web gets: • WorldCat 311M+ • Schema.org • VIAF, LCSH, Dewey, … • WorldCat persistent identifiers (URIs) Some things the web wants: 1. Size 2. Familiar structures 3. A network of links 4. Entity identifiers
    10. 10. The world’s libraries. Connected. Part of the Web of Data
    11. 11. The world’s libraries. Connected. Part of the Web of Data
    12. 12. The world’s libraries. Connected. Part of the Web of Data Worldcat.org/oclc/81453459 The Hidden Face of Eve http://viaf.org/viaf/84254254/ Nawal El Saadawi http://www.wikidata.org/wiki/Q238514 Nawal El Saadawi http://isni-url.oclc.nl/isni/0000000120296695 Nawal El Saadawi author sameAs sameAs sameAs VIAF
    13. 13. The world’s libraries. Connected.
    14. 14. The world’s libraries. Connected.
    15. 15. The world’s libraries. Connected. 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
    16. 16. The world’s libraries. Connected. http://www.bibframe.org
    17. 17. The world’s libraries. Connected. ≈ Complementary ≈ bibliographic description as part of the web ? Conflict ? @Fascinatingpicshttp://www.flickr.com/photos/54136840@N00/4921290518/
    18. 18. The world’s libraries. Connected.
    19. 19. The world’s libraries. Connected. WorldCat Works Linked Data Works • 197+ million Work descriptions and URIs • Schema.org • RDF Data formats – RDF/XML, Turtle, Triples, JSON-LD • Links to WorldCat manifestations • Links to Dewey, LCSH, LCNAF, VIAF, FAST • Open Data license • Released April 2014
    20. 20. The world’s libraries. Connected. WorldCat Works Linked Data Single Manifestation Multiple Manifestations 197 Million Work Descriptions Linking to 311 Million Manifestations
    21. 21. The world’s libraries. Connected.
    22. 22. A Web of Data Hubs of Authority in Setting Context
    23. 23. The world’s libraries. Connected.
    24. 24. The world’s libraries. Connected. Scribe OPAC Card Catalog Web of Data Web Building a Web of Data
    25. 25. The world’s libraries. Connected. We all need to participate Building a Web of Data Linking to all and all their resources
    26. 26. The world’s libraries. Connected. Opportunity to connect users with our resources
    27. 27. The world’s libraries. Connected.
    28. 28. The world’s libraries. Connected. Bibliothekartag 2014 - Bremen The Power of Sharing Linked Data Giving the Web What it Wants Richard Wallis Technology Evangelist OCLC @rjw

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