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Riley Understanding Metadata: Looking Forward

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This presentation was given by Jenn Riley of McGill University during the 11th Annual NISO-BISG Forum, Ensuring the Integrated Information Experience, held at ALA on June 23, 2017.

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Riley Understanding Metadata: Looking Forward

  1. 1. Understanding Metadata: Looking Forward Jenn Riley (@jenlrile) Associate Dean, Digital Initiatives McGill University Library and Archives
  2. 2. § Metadata in everyday life § How it’s used in cultural heritage organizations § Types of metadata (descriptive, technical, structural, etc) § Storing and sharing metadata (databases, XML, RDF) § Standardization § Metadata languages used on the Web § Metadata languages used in the cultural heritage sector § Generating metadata What’s covered June 23, 2017 NISO-BISG Forum, ALA 2017
  3. 3. Understanding Metadata talks about a sea-change June 23, 2017 NISO-BISG Forum, ALA 2017 "Full fathom five thy father lies, Of his bones are coral made, Those are pearls that were his eyes, Nothing of him that doth fade, But doth suffer a sea-change, into something rich and strange, Sea-nymphs hourly ring his knell, Ding-dong. Hark! now I hear them, ding-dong, bell.” --Shakespeare, The Tempest
  4. 4. Fueled by Linked Data technologies https://www.w3.org/2005/Incubator/lld/XGR-lld-vocabdataset-20111025/
  5. 5. So what’s different? June 23, 2017 NISO-BISG Forum, ALA 2017
  6. 6. 1. It’s not “our” data and “their” data – it’s one big graph. June 23, 2017 NISO-BISG Forum, ALA 2017
  7. 7. It’s about the connections https://linkedjazz.org/network/
  8. 8. 2. The scale is growing. At Web pace. June 23, 2017 NISO-BISG Forum, ALA 2017
  9. 9. http://hangingtogether.org/?p=4167; September 2014
  10. 10. 3. There is no choice but to rely on more intelligence in the system. June 23, 2017 NISO-BISG Forum, ALA 2017
  11. 11. We need to make use of the expert work being done June 23, 2017 NISO-BISG Forum, ALA 2017 Image: http://researchhubs.com/
  12. 12. 4. The information age has provided a new definition of “authority.” June 23, 2017 NISO-BISG Forum, ALA 2017
  13. 13. https://inspiringnsw.org.au/2017/05/30/citizen-science-funding-boost-3/
  14. 14. 5. Someone else is going to do it. For free. And very possibly even better. LOTS better. June 23, 2017 NISO-BISG Forum, ALA 2017
  15. 15. 6. Open is an expectation. June 23, 2017 NISO-BISG Forum, ALA 2017
  16. 16. June 23, 2017 NISO-BISG Forum, ALA 2017 Photo by Soraya S., https://flic.kr/p/78gW9T
  17. 17. § Rethink workflows § Focus on the what rather than the how § Rethink business models § Commodification has evolved: Systems → Information → Intelligence § Seek orders of magnitude growth in integrations, not individual deals § Look for data we can use from elsewhere § Publish our data so others can use it § Follow standards, but don’t be paralyzed by them What does this mean for us? June 23, 2017 NISO-BISG Forum, ALA 2017
  18. 18. § jenn.riley@mcgill.ca § @jenlrile § These presentation slides: http://www.jennriley.com/presentations/alaannual2017/ nisoForum.pptx § Understanding Metadata: http://www.niso.org/publications/ press/understanding_metadata Thank you! June 23, 2017 NISO-BISG Forum, ALA 2017

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