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Link-by-Link – Melbourne - 1st November2013

They have left the building
The Web route to library users
Richard Wallis
Tec...
Where are our users?

http://www.flickr.com/photos/iamthebestartist/2329267266/

The world’s libraries. Connected.
The wor...
Where our users are!

http://www.flickr.com/photos/malbooth/5099621729/

The world’s libraries. Connected.
The world’s lib...
Where are our users?

The world’s libraries. Connected.
The world’s libraries. Connected.
Where our users are!

The world’s libraries. Connected.
The world’s libraries. Connected.
Romain Wenz BnF
The world’s libraries. Connected.
The problem with access to library
collections:
People aren’t using the library catalog?
(No… that’s just a fact.)

The re...
What the Web wants

Some things
the web wants:
1. Size
2. Familiar structures
3. A network of links
4. Entity identifiers
...
library data:

stored as records
author

location

edition

title

holding

source

classification
publisher

ISBN

subjec...
library data:

stored as records
person

place
author

location

edition

title

holding

source

object

concept

classif...
library data stored as entities
person

author

place

object

concept

item
availability

subject

organization

The worl...
library data stored as entities
library knowledge graph
person

place

object

concept

organization

The world’s librarie...
Knowledge cards for libraries

Günter Grass
Born: 16 October 1927
Gdaosk, Poland
German novelist, poet,
playwright, illust...
Knowledge cards for Library data stored as entities
libraries
the library knowledge graph

Günter Grass

Born: 16 October ...
library data stored as entities
Field in a record vs. entity in knowledge graph
person
Günter Grass

object

this copy of
...
library data:

stored as records
author

location

edition

title

holding

source

classification
publisher

ISBN

date o...
library data stored as entities
library knowledge graph
person

place

object

concept

organization

The world’s librarie...
We are moving from

cataloguing
to

catalinking

http://

The world’s libraries. Connected.

Eric Miller - Zepheira
The world’s libraries. Connected.
The world’s libraries. Connected.
Tell them about our
resources… their language and methods
…using

http://www.flickr.com/photos/boston_public_library/62205...
WorldCat Linked Data

Linked Data
•
•
•
•

300+ million data resources
Schema.org
Embedded RDFa
Links to Dewey, LCSH, LCNA...
How we are sharing with the web

Some things
the web wants:

What the web
gets:

1.
2.
3.
4.

• WorldCat 300M+
• Schema.or...
The world’s libraries. Connected.
The world’s libraries. Connected.
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

http://www.wikidata.org/wiki/Q238514

Nawal El Saadawi

VIAF

sameAs

http://viaf.org/viaf/842542...
The world’s libraries. Connected.
is
good enough ?
For library data exchange?

No

For sharing library resources with the web? Almost

The world’s libraries...
http://www.w3.org/community/schemabibex
• Short lived group
• Libraries, Publishers, Consumers, System Vendors, Linked
Dat...
BIBFRAME

Bibliographic Framework as a
Web of Data:
It is the foundation for the future of
bibliographic description that ...
≈ Complementary ≈
? Conflict ?
bibliographic description as part of the web

@Fascinatingpics
http://www.flickr.com/photos...
Be Visible on the
Web of Data

Lighting the way to your resources …
…. registered in the network

http://wallpapersfor.me/...
The world’s libraries. Connected.
Building a Web
of Data
Linking to all
and
all their resources
We all need to participate
The world’s libraries. Connected.
Happening in a hurry?
The web will to
Opportunities
Years not
progress
reach for
Decades
without us
together

The world’s ...
to

Opportunity

connect

users

with

our

The world’s libraries. Connected.

resources
The world’s libraries. Connected.
Link-by-Link – Melbourne - 1st November2013

They have left the building
The Web route to library users
Richard Wallis
Tec...
Questions

The world’s libraries. Connected.
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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. 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. 2. Where are our users? http://www.flickr.com/photos/iamthebestartist/2329267266/ The world’s libraries. Connected. The world’s libraries. Connected.
    3. 3. Where our users are! http://www.flickr.com/photos/malbooth/5099621729/ The world’s libraries. Connected. The world’s libraries. Connected.
    4. 4. Where are our users? The world’s libraries. Connected. The world’s libraries. Connected.
    5. 5. Where our users are! The world’s libraries. Connected. The world’s libraries. Connected.
    6. 6. Romain Wenz BnF The world’s libraries. Connected.
    7. 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. 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. 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. 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. 11. library data stored as entities person author place object concept item availability subject organization The world’s libraries. Connected. work
    12. 12. library data stored as entities library knowledge graph person place object concept organization The world’s libraries. Connected. work
    13. 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. 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. 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. 16. library data: stored as records author location edition title holding source classification publisher ISBN date of publication The world’s libraries. Connected.
    17. 17. library data stored as entities library knowledge graph person place object concept organization The world’s libraries. Connected. work
    18. 18. We are moving from cataloguing to catalinking http:// The world’s libraries. Connected. Eric Miller - Zepheira
    19. 19. The world’s libraries. Connected.
    20. 20. The world’s libraries. Connected.
    21. 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. 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. 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. 24. The world’s libraries. Connected.
    25. 25. The world’s libraries. Connected.
    26. 26. The world’s libraries. Connected.
    27. 27. Part of the Web of Data The world’s libraries. Connected.
    28. 28. Part of the Web of Data The world’s libraries. Connected.
    29. 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. 30. The world’s libraries. Connected.
    31. 31. is good enough ? For library data exchange? No For sharing library resources with the web? Almost The world’s libraries. Connected.
    32. 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. 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. 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. 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. 36. The world’s libraries. Connected.
    37. 37. Building a Web of Data Linking to all and all their resources We all need to participate The world’s libraries. Connected.
    38. 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. 39. to Opportunity connect users with our The world’s libraries. Connected. resources
    40. 40. The world’s libraries. Connected.
    41. 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. 42. Questions The world’s libraries. Connected.
    43. 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.
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