Cataloguing & Indexing Group in Scotland                                                     Edinburgh, 21 September 2012W...
Why Link?
Why Link?Become part of the cultural  Linked Data Backbone
Why Link?Become part of the cultural  Linked Data Backbone     Which means what?
Backbone ?
Backbone ?
Backbone ?   ... the backbone ofinformation for centuries
Backbone ?   Libraries Archives       Museums   ... the backbone ofinformation for centuries
Libraries Archives     Museums... today on the Web?
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Backbone Resources
Backbone Resources• Government
Backbone Resources• Government• Media
Backbone Resources• Government• Media• Science
Backbone Resources•   Government•   Media•   Science•   Libraries ...
r ce s?                 ou es                S y           ti ve s -      ri ta ser ut ho ny uA     m a  for
LibrariesKnow all about Authorities!                   http://www.flickr.com/photos/lesterpubliclibrary/3352920732/
.org Resources                       Cat hic                W orld rap                  Bib liog          ill ion2 70 +M
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Linked Data             •    270+ Million resources             •    Schema.org + Library             •    Embedded RDFa  ...
Linked Data•   270+ Million resources                    Download file•   Schema.org + Library•   Embedded RDFa•   Links t...
Linked Data•   270+ Million resources                    Download file•   Schema.org + Library                      • Most...
Linked Data•   270+ Million resources                    Download file•   Schema.org + Library                      • Most...
http://www.w3.org/community/schemabibex/
http://www.oclc.org/data/attribution.html
Library Linked Data Potential                http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:North_Atlantic_Ocean_laea_relief_location_m...
Library Linked Data Potential                http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:North_Atlantic_Ocean_laea_relief_location_m...
Library Linked Data Potential                http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:North_Atlantic_Ocean_laea_relief_location_m...
Library Linked Data Potential                http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:North_Atlantic_Ocean_laea_relief_location_m...
Library Linked Data Potential                http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:North_Atlantic_Ocean_laea_relief_location_m...
Library Linked Data Potential                http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:North_Atlantic_Ocean_laea_relief_location_m...
Library Linked Data Potential                http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:North_Atlantic_Ocean_laea_relief_location_m...
Library Linked Data Potential                http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:North_Atlantic_Ocean_laea_relief_location_m...
Library Linked Data Potential
Turning an Oil Tanker                        http://www.flickr.com/photos/24736216@N07/6153313394/
Turning an Oil TankerMillennia of endeavor                        http://www.flickr.com/photos/24736216@N07/6153313394/
Turning an Oil TankerMillennia of endeavorCenturies of practice                        http://www.flickr.com/photos/247362...
Turning an Oil TankerMillennia of endeavorCenturies of practiceDecades of systems                        http://www.flickr...
Turning an Oil TankerMillennia of endeavorCenturies of practiceDecades of systemsYears of cooperation                     ...
Turning an Oil TankerMillennia of endeavorCenturies of practiceDecades of systemsYears of cooperationLoads of standards   ...
Turning an Oil TankerMillennia of endeavorCenturies of practiceDecades of systemsYears of cooperationLoads of standardsHug...
Turning an Oil TankerMillennia of endeavorCenturies of practiceDecades of systemsYears of cooperationLoads of standardsHug...
Stop CopyingStart Linking
Stop CopyingStart LinkingBe of the Web!
Linked Data
RDF
RDF just anotheroutput format?
RDF just anotheroutput format?  initially - yes
RDFIdentifying & Linking
RDF Identifying & LinkingResources to Concepts
RDF Identifying & LinkingResources to Concepts            ../        res/12345
RDF  Identifying & Linking Resources to ConceptsPlanning for Automation              ../                          name   r...
RDF  Identifying & Linking Resources to Concepts                       typePlanning for Automation              ../       ...
RDF  Identifying & Linking Resources to Concepts                       typePlanning for Automation              ../       ...
RDF  Identifying & Linking Resources to Concepts                       typePlanning for Automation              ../       ...
RDF  Identifying & Linking Resources to Concepts                          typePlanning for Automation                 ../ ...
RDF  Identifying & Linking Resources to Concepts                          typePlanning for Automation                 ../ ...
RDF     Identifying & Linking    Resources to Concepts                                                                    ...
RDF     Identifying & Linking    Resources to Concepts                                                                    ...
RDFWhere has the record gone?
RDF   Where has the record gone?What next for cataloguing?
Stop CopyingStart Linking          http://www.flickr.com/photos/24736216@N07/6153313394/
Stop CopyingStart LinkingBe of the Web!          http://www.flickr.com/photos/24736216@N07/6153313394/
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A presentation by Richard Wallis, Technology Evangelist at OCLC.

Delivered at the Cataloguing and Indexing Group Scotland (CIGS) Linked Open Data (LOD) Conference which took place Fri 21 September 2012 at the Edinburgh Centre for Carbon Innovation.

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