When the Web of Linked Data Arrives

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Presentation at the Online Information Conference, London 20th November 2013. Taking a look at the drivers behind the emerging Web of Data and how libraries need to be and can be part of it in the …

Presentation at the Online Information Conference, London 20th November 2013. Taking a look at the drivers behind the emerging Web of Data and how libraries need to be and can be part of it in the future.

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  • We are rapidly extending WorldCat to represent the collective collection of the OCLC cooperative, including physical holdings such as books and journals, licensed digital content, and the growing array of local content that is being digitized. The collective collection of the holdings in the OCLC cooperative accessible through WorldCat.org and WorldCat Local stood at more than 2 billion items.300 million bibliographic records and 2+ billion holdings980 million records for licensed digital content38 million items of digitized local library content, which includes data from OAIster, Hathi Trust and Google BooksCLICK TO WRIGHT BROTHERS
  • 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. Online Information – London – 20th November 2013 When the Web of Linked Data Arrives… Richard Wallis Technology Evangelist OCLC @rjw The world’s libraries. Connected.
  • 2. The OCLC cooperative: a nonprofit, membership organization Further access to the world’s information Reduce the rate of rise of library costs 72,035 libraries in 170 countries OCLC serves libraries The world’s libraries. Connected.
  • 3. Representing the collective collection in WorldCat Local and WorldCat.org Bibliographic information in WorldCat 300+ million bibliographic records 2+ billion holdings The world’s libraries. Connected. Licensed digital content/articles in library collections Digitized local library content 38 million items 980million records (Institutional repositories, Google, HathiTr ust, OAIster) As of 11 June 2013
  • 4. Multilingual WorldCat Total Records English German French Spanish Japanese Chinese Italian Dutch Russian Latin 274 m 108.6 m 36.5 m 25.5 m 11.3 m 8.0 m 6.5 m 4.7 m 4.3 m 3.6 m 3.5 m 60.2% 30 June 2012 The world’s libraries. Connected.
  • 5. Online Information – London – 20th November 2013 When the Web of Linked Data Arrives… Richard Wallis Technology Evangelist OCLC @rjw The world’s libraries. Connected.
  • 6. Is it not here then? When the Web of Linked Data Arrives… The world’s libraries. Connected.
  • 7. Linked Data on the Web Yes A Web of Data? Not quite yet… … but things are happening The world’s libraries. Connected.
  • 8. Knowledge Graph K The world’s libraries. Connected.
  • 9. An issue for libraries? Where are our users? The world’s libraries. Connected. The world’s libraries. Connected.
  • 10. Where our users are! The world’s libraries. Connected. The world’s libraries. Connected.
  • 11. Romain Wenz BnF The world’s libraries. Connected.
  • 12. 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.
  • 13. library data: stored as records author location edition title holding source classification publisher ISBN subject publication date of The world’s libraries. Connected.
  • 14. 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
  • 15. library data stored as entities person author place object concept item availability subject organization The world’s libraries. Connected. work
  • 16. library data stored as entities library knowledge graph person place object concept organization The world’s libraries. Connected. work
  • 17. 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
  • 18. library data: stored as records author location edition title holding source classification publisher ISBN date of publication The world’s libraries. Connected.
  • 19. library data stored as entities library knowledge graph person place object concept organization The world’s libraries. Connected. work
  • 20. We are moving from cataloguing to catalinking http:// The world’s libraries. Connected. Eric Miller - Zepheira
  • 21. The world’s libraries. Connected.
  • 22. The world’s libraries. Connected.
  • 23. Tell them about our resources… their language and methods …using http://www.flickr.com/photos/boston_public_library/6220572487 The world’s libraries. Connected.
  • 24. 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.
  • 25. The world’s libraries. Connected.
  • 26. Part of the Web of Data The world’s libraries. Connected.
  • 27. Part of the Web of Data The world’s libraries. Connected.
  • 28. 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
  • 29. The world’s libraries. Connected.
  • 30. is good enough ? For library data exchange? No For sharing library resources with the web? Almost The world’s libraries. Connected.
  • 31. 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.
  • 32. 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.
  • 33. ≈ Complementary ≈ ? Conflict ? bibliographic description as part of the web @Fascinatingpics http://www.flickr.com/photos/54136840@N00/4921290518/ The world’s libraries. Connected.
  • 34. 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.
  • 35. The world’s libraries. Connected.
  • 36. A Future Role for Discovery Interfaces? When part of the Web of Data • Destinations for external discovery • Linked Data publishing hubs • Specialized local discovery The world’s libraries. Connected.
  • 37. Building a Web of Data The world’s libraries. Connected.
  • 38. Building a Web of Data Linking to all and all their resources We all need to participate The world’s libraries. Connected.
  • 39. Happening in a hurry? The web will to Opportunities Years not progress reach for Decades without us together The world’s libraries. Connected.
  • 40. to Opportunity connect users with our The world’s libraries. Connected. resources
  • 41. The world’s libraries. Connected.
  • 42. Online Information – London – 20th November 2013 When the Web of Linked Data Arrives… Richard Wallis Technology Evangelist OCLC @rjw The world’s libraries. Connected. http://www.slideshare.net/rjw