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They have left the building: The Web Route to Library Users

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Keynote Presentation to the ACOC Seminar in Melbourne Australia 1st November 2013. …

Keynote Presentation to the ACOC Seminar in Melbourne Australia 1st November 2013.

Reviewing how libraries need to look towards using Linked Data techniques and general vocabularies, such as Schema.org, to share their data with the wider web - helping the search engines to guide users back to library collections.

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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..
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    • 1. Link-by-Link – Melbourne - 1st November2013 They have left the building The Web route to library users Richard Wallis Technology Evangelist @rjw The world’s libraries. Connected.
    • 2. Where are our users? http://www.flickr.com/photos/iamthebestartist/2329267266/ The world’s libraries. Connected. The world’s libraries. Connected.
    • 3. Where our users are! http://www.flickr.com/photos/malbooth/5099621729/ The world’s libraries. Connected. The world’s libraries. Connected.
    • 4. Where are our users? The world’s libraries. Connected. The world’s libraries. Connected.
    • 5. Where our users are! The world’s libraries. Connected. The world’s libraries. Connected.
    • 6. Romain Wenz BnF The world’s libraries. Connected.
    • 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. What the Web wants Some things the web wants: 1. Size 2. Familiar structures 3. A network of links 4. Entity identifiers The world’s libraries. Connected.
    • 9. library data: stored as records author location edition title holding source classification publisher ISBN subject publication date of The world’s libraries. Connected.
    • 10. 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
    • 11. library data stored as entities person author place object concept item availability subject organization The world’s libraries. Connected. work
    • 12. library data stored as entities library knowledge graph person place object concept organization The world’s libraries. Connected. work
    • 13. Knowledge cards for libraries Günter Grass Born: 16 October 1927 Gdaosk, Poland German novelist, poet, playwright, illustrator, graphic artist, sculptor and recipient of the 1999 Nobel Prize in Literature. Works Subjects Germany | German literature | Historical fiction War stories | Black humor | Fantasy Quotes “Even bad books are books and therefore sacred.”— The Tin Drum Find Günter Grass works at: Libraries near me | Online Retailers The world’s libraries. Connected. Google Knowledge Graph
    • 14. Knowledge cards for Library data stored as entities libraries the library knowledge graph Günter Grass Born: 16 October 1927 Gdaosk, Poland German novelist, poet, playwright, illustrator, graphic artist, sculptor and recipient of the 1999 Nobel Prize in Literature. Works Subjects Germany | German literature | Historical fiction War stories | Black humor | Fantasy Quotes “Even bad books are books and therefore sacred.”— The Tin Drum Find Günter Grass works at: Libraries near me | Online Retailers The world’s libraries. Connected. Library content Web content Links out to e-commerce
    • 15. 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
    • 16. library data: stored as records author location edition title holding source classification publisher ISBN date of publication The world’s libraries. Connected.
    • 17. library data stored as entities library knowledge graph person place object concept organization The world’s libraries. Connected. work
    • 18. We are moving from cataloguing to catalinking http:// The world’s libraries. Connected. Eric Miller - Zepheira
    • 19. The world’s libraries. Connected.
    • 20. The world’s libraries. Connected.
    • 21. Tell them about our resources… their language and methods …using http://www.flickr.com/photos/boston_public_library/6220572487 The world’s libraries. Connected.
    • 22. 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.
    • 23. How we are sharing with the web Some things the web wants: What the web gets: 1. 2. 3. 4. • WorldCat 300M+ • Schema.org • VIAF, LCSH, Dewey, … • WorldCat persistent identifiers (URIs) Size Familiar structures A network of links Entity identifiers The world’s libraries. Connected.
    • 24. The world’s libraries. Connected.
    • 25. The world’s libraries. Connected.
    • 26. The world’s libraries. Connected.
    • 27. Part of the Web of Data The world’s libraries. Connected.
    • 28. Part of the Web of Data The world’s libraries. Connected.
    • 29. Part of the Web of Data http://www.wikidata.org/wiki/Q238514 Nawal El Saadawi VIAF sameAs http://viaf.org/viaf/84254254/ author Worldcat.org/oclc/81453459 The Hidden Face of Eve The world’s libraries. Connected. sameAs Nawal El Saadawi sameAs http://isni-url.oclc.nl/isni/0000000120296695 Nawal El Saadawi
    • 30. The world’s libraries. Connected.
    • 31. is good enough ? For library data exchange? No For sharing library resources with the web? Almost The world’s libraries. Connected.
    • 32. 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.
    • 33. 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.
    • 34. ≈ Complementary ≈ ? Conflict ? bibliographic description as part of the web @Fascinatingpics http://www.flickr.com/photos/54136840@N00/4921290518/ The world’s libraries. Connected.
    • 35. 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.
    • 36. The world’s libraries. Connected.
    • 37. Building a Web of Data Linking to all and all their resources We all need to participate The world’s libraries. Connected.
    • 38. Happening in a hurry? The web will to Opportunities Years not progress reach for Decades without us together The world’s libraries. Connected.
    • 39. to Opportunity connect users with our The world’s libraries. Connected. resources
    • 40. The world’s libraries. Connected.
    • 41. Link-by-Link – Melbourne - 1st November2013 They have left the building The Web route to library users Richard Wallis Technology Evangelist @rjw The world’s libraries. Connected.
    • 42. Questions The world’s libraries. Connected.
    • 43. Link-by-Link – Melbourne - 1st November2013 They have left the building The Web route to library users Richard Wallis Technology Evangelist @rjw The world’s libraries. Connected.