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Opening Keynote to the Cataloguing & Indexing Group in Scotland's 2nd Linked Open Data Conference - Edinburgh 21st September 2012

Opening Keynote to the Cataloguing & Indexing Group in Scotland's 2nd Linked Open Data Conference - Edinburgh 21st September 2012

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  • 1. Cataloguing & Indexing Group in Scotland Edinburgh, 21 September 2012Why Link?Richard WallisTechnology EvangelistOCLC@rjw The world’s libraries. Connected.
  • 2. Why Link?
  • 3. Why Link?Become part of the cultural Linked Data Backbone
  • 4. Why Link?Become part of the cultural Linked Data Backbone Which means what?
  • 5. Backbone ?
  • 6. Backbone ?
  • 7. Backbone ? ... the backbone ofinformation for centuries
  • 8. Backbone ? Libraries Archives Museums ... the backbone ofinformation for centuries
  • 9. Libraries Archives Museums... today on the Web?
  • 10. rce s? S ou ati ve or itAu th
  • 11. r ce s? ou es S y ti ve s - ri ta ser ut ho ny uA m a for :-(
  • 12. Backbone Resources
  • 13. Backbone Resources• Government
  • 14. Backbone Resources• Government• Media
  • 15. Backbone Resources• Government• Media• Science
  • 16. Backbone Resources• Government• Media• Science• Libraries ...
  • 17. r ce s? ou es S y ti ve s - ri ta ser ut ho ny uA m a for
  • 18. LibrariesKnow all about Authorities! http://www.flickr.com/photos/lesterpubliclibrary/3352920732/
  • 19. .org Resources Cat hic W orld rap Bib liog ill ion2 70 +M
  • 20. .org Resources Cat hic W orld rap Bib liog ill ion2 70 +M
  • 21. .org Resources Cat hic W orld rap Bib liog ill ion2 70 +M
  • 22. .org Resources Cat hic W orld rap Bib liog ill ion2 70 +M
  • 23. .org Resources Cat hic W orld rap Bib liog ill ion2 70 +M
  • 24. .org Resources Cat hic W orld rap Bib liog ill ion2 70 +M
  • 25. .org Resources Cat hic W orld rap Bib liog ill ion2 70 +M
  • 26. .org Resources Cat hic W orld rap Bib liog ill ion2 70 +M
  • 27. .org Resources Cat hic W orld rap Bib liog ill ion2 70 +M
  • 28. Linked Data • 270+ 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.
  • 29. Linked Data• 270+ Million resources Download file• Schema.org + Library• Embedded RDFa• Links to: Dewey, LCSH LCNAF, DOI, VIAF, FAST• License: ODC-BY• Experimental - June 2012 The world’s libraries. Connected.
  • 30. Linked Data• 270+ 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 The world’s libraries. Connected.
  • 31. Linked Data• 270+ 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.
  • 32. http://www.w3.org/community/schemabibex/
  • 33. http://www.oclc.org/data/attribution.html
  • 34. Library Linked Data Potential http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:North_Atlantic_Ocean_laea_relief_location_map.jpg
  • 35. Library Linked Data Potential http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:North_Atlantic_Ocean_laea_relief_location_map.jpg
  • 36. Library Linked Data Potential http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:North_Atlantic_Ocean_laea_relief_location_map.jpg
  • 37. Library Linked Data Potential http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:North_Atlantic_Ocean_laea_relief_location_map.jpg
  • 38. Library Linked Data Potential http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:North_Atlantic_Ocean_laea_relief_location_map.jpg
  • 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
  • 43. Turning an Oil Tanker http://www.flickr.com/photos/24736216@N07/6153313394/
  • 44. Turning an Oil TankerMillennia of endeavor http://www.flickr.com/photos/24736216@N07/6153313394/
  • 45. Turning an Oil TankerMillennia of endeavorCenturies of practice http://www.flickr.com/photos/24736216@N07/6153313394/
  • 46. Turning an Oil TankerMillennia of endeavorCenturies of practiceDecades of systems http://www.flickr.com/photos/24736216@N07/6153313394/
  • 47. Turning an Oil TankerMillennia of endeavorCenturies of practiceDecades of systemsYears of cooperation http://www.flickr.com/photos/24736216@N07/6153313394/
  • 48. Turning an Oil TankerMillennia of endeavorCenturies of practiceDecades of systemsYears of cooperationLoads of standards http://www.flickr.com/photos/24736216@N07/6153313394/
  • 49. Turning an Oil TankerMillennia of endeavorCenturies of practiceDecades of systemsYears of cooperationLoads of standardsHuge heritage to build upon 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. Linked Data
  • 54. RDF
  • 55. RDF just anotheroutput format?
  • 56. RDF just anotheroutput format? initially - yes
  • 57. RDFIdentifying & Linking
  • 58. RDF Identifying & LinkingResources to Concepts
  • 59. RDF Identifying & LinkingResources to Concepts ../ res/12345
  • 60. RDF Identifying & Linking Resources to ConceptsPlanning for Automation ../ name res/12345
  • 61. RDF Identifying & Linking Resources to Concepts typePlanning for Automation ../ schema:Book name res/12345
  • 62. RDF Identifying & Linking Resources to Concepts typePlanning for Automation ../ schema:Book name res/12345 author viaf.org/ abc
  • 63. RDF Identifying & Linking Resources to Concepts typePlanning for Automation ../ schema:Book name res/12345 author John M Cohn viaf.org/ abc name
  • 64. RDF Identifying & Linking Resources to Concepts typePlanning for Automation ../ schema:Book name res/12345 author about John M Cohn loc.gov/ viaf.org/ auth/sh8507 abc name
  • 65. 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
  • 66. RDF Identifying & Linking Resources to Concepts type Planning for Automation ../ schema:Book name res/12345 author about John M Cohn name loc.gov/ viaf.org/ 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>
  • 67. RDF Identifying & Linking Resources to Concepts type Planning for Automation ../ schema:Book name res/12345 author about John M Cohn name loc.gov/ viaf.org/ 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?
  • 68. RDFWhere has the record gone?
  • 69. RDF Where has the record gone?What next for cataloguing?
  • 70. Stop CopyingStart Linking http://www.flickr.com/photos/24736216@N07/6153313394/
  • 71. Stop CopyingStart LinkingBe of the Web! http://www.flickr.com/photos/24736216@N07/6153313394/
  • 72. Cataloguing & Indexing Group in Scotland Edinburgh, 21 September 2012Why Link?Richard WallisTechnology EvangelistOCLC@rjw The world’s libraries. Connected.

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