Why schema.org for Libraries

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Why schema.org for Libraries

  1. 1. Why ? Richard Wallis Technology Evangelist OCLC @rjw The world’s libraries. Connected.
  2. 2. Why ? for libraries ?
  3. 3. Why
  4. 4. http://www.flickr.com/photos/curiousexpeditions/2406513532/ Why Catalogue ?
  5. 5. http://www.flickr.com/photos/curiousexpeditions/2406513532/ Why Catalogue ? So people can find our stuff !
  6. 6. http://www.flickr.com/photos/iamthebestartist/2329267266/ Where are ?our users
  7. 7. http://www.flickr.com/photos/iamthebestartist/2329267266/ Where are ?our users
  8. 8. http://www.flickr.com/photos/iamthebestartist/2329267266/ Where are ?our users
  9. 9. are inour users
  10. 10. are inour users
  11. 11. are in not not our users
  12. 12. are in not not other search engines are available our users
  13. 13. our data are not in
  14. 14. our data are not in
  15. 15. our data are not in Why?
  16. 16. our data are not in Why? does not understand: Marc, ISBD, OAI-PMH, RDA, Z39.50, Bibframe .... insert you favourite standard here!
  17. 17. Does Understand
  18. 18. happiness philosophy A broad vocabulary to describe‘things’ on the web
  19. 19. WorldCat)Works)Linked)Data Works& •  197+%million%Work%descrip3ons%and%URIs% •  Schema.org% •  RDF%Data%formats%–%RDF/XML,%Turtle,%Triples,%JSONKLD% •  Links%to%WorldCat%manifesta3ons% •  Links%to%Dewey,%LCSH,%LCNAF,%VIAF,%FAST% •  Open%Data%license% •  Released%April%2014%
  20. 20. • June 2011: Launch of Schema.org
  21. 21. • June 2011: Launch of Schema.org • June 2012: 7%-10% of crawled pages contain Schema.org markup
  22. 22. • June 2011: Launch of Schema.org • June 2012: 7%-10% of crawled pages contain Schema.org markup • Today: 15% of the Web use Schema.org
  23. 23. is
  24. 24. is good enough ? • For library data exchange
  25. 25. is good enough ? • For library data exchange - No
  26. 26. is good enough ? • For library data exchange • For sharing library data with the world - No
  27. 27. is good enough ? • For library data exchange • For sharing library data with the world - No - Almost
  28. 28. http://www.w3.org/community/schemabibex ! • Short lived group • Libraries, Publishers, Consumers, SystemVendors, Linked Data, Standards Bodies • Library is only one focus
  29. 29. libraries should use
  30. 30. libraries should use to describe & link resources to the web
  31. 31. libraries should use to describe & link resources to the web applying other vocabularies and standards at the same time asat the same time as
  32. 32. That’s
  33. 33. Why Richard Wallis Technology Evangelist OCLC @rjw The world’s libraries. Connected. for libraries That’s http://slideshare.net/rjwand many other sectors!

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