ARCHIVES | LINKED OPEN DATA | LIBRARIES
Leah Carlson-Downie, Meghan Lyon, Sara Belasco
INFO 653 Knowledge Organization, Fall 2018, Dr. Pattuelli
Uniform Resource Identifier
An LOD URI is an HTTP URI
Published on the Web, under an Open License
Demonstrates Relationships Between Entities
(structure of an RDF Triple)
Enables Discovery by linking to related data and resources
both on the web.
Pesch, O. & Miller, E. (2016). Using BIBFrame and Library
Linked Data to Solve Real Problems.. The Serials Librarian
Why use LOD in Archives?...
… To facilitate connections between pieces of historical
evidence that mirror the interrelatedness of the events
and people that produced them.
… To improve the findability of archival resources (to
support information discovery).
… To promote inter-connectivity of data (between
different archives, as well as between archives and other
cultural heritage institutions).
BIBFRAME 2.0 in Libraries
Jackson Pollock “Radial Graph” generated by SNAC (Social Networks and Archival Context)
What is Linked Open Data
BIBFRAME evolves bibliographic description
standards to a linked data model, in order to make
bibliographic information more useful both within and
outside the library community.
It works as a bridge between the description
component and open web discovery. It is agnostic in
regard to which
web discovery tool is
The core description
classes are Work, Instance,
Angjeli, Anila. Archives and Linked Open Data, presented at SAA 2012
Conference. Accessed at
“About SNAC.” http://snaccooperative.org/static/about/about.html
Niu, J. (2016). Linked Data for Archives. Archivaria 82, 83-110.
Indigenous Cataloging Using TK Labels
Why Indigenous Cataloging? Traditional Knowledge labeling reintroduces otherwise historically lost or missing collections
back into circulation, making them accessible to indigenous communities since traditional organization systems do not always
represent them accurately.
TK Labels: Created by Local Contexts as a tool for indigenous communities to properly preserve, identify and determine access
to indigenous knowledge.
International Cataloging Efforts
ᆞZuni Pueblo Digitization Project
ᆞMashantucket Pequot Thesaurus
ᆞBrian Deer Classification
ᆞNunavut Libraries cataloging
ᆞAboriginal and Torres Strait Islander
ᆞMāori Subject Headings
All were conceived by indigenous people
for the preservation and protection of
traditional knowledge according to tribal
laws, as well as for correcting issues in
existing LCSH materials. All were local
efforts that focus on each tribe’s unique
By Tami Chen, Gina Elbert, and Mariana Lopez de Castilla (Pratt School of Information, INFO 653-01, Fall 2018)
+ Lets indigenous communities add
+ Builds cultural awareness about rules of
+ Addresses issues of accessibility
- Not legally enforceable
- Still new and under development process
- Not as established as other cataloging
The label creation process (above) and TK label types (below)
Courtesy of Local Contexts
Anderson, J. (2012). Options for the Future Protection of GRTKTCEs: The
Traditional Knowledge Licenses and Labels Initiative. Journal of the World
Intellectual Property Organization, 4(1), 66-75.
Christen, K. (2015). Tribal Archives, Traditional Knowledge, and Local Contexts:
Why the “s” Matters. Journal of Western Archives, 6(1), 1-19.