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Gatenby Vvbad 200909

  1. 1. User Contributions to WorldCat: Deployment and Potential Janifer Gatenby Research Integration and Standards, OCLC Leiden VVBAD Oostende 10-11 September 2009
  2. 2. Founded in 1967, OCLC is a nonprofit membership organization . It includes more than 71,000 libraries in 112 countries
  3. 4. Plus 66 million articles
  4. 7. Institution Registry 107,735 institutions
  5. 8. WorldCat Identities
  6. 9. VIAF
  7. 10. Linking inwards <ul><li>Search Box </li></ul>5% and growing of traffic <ul><li>Permalinks </li></ul><ul><li>Simple URLs permitting direct access into WorldCat </li></ul><ul><li>HTML pages </li></ul>
  8. 11. APIs <ul><li>WorldCat API </li></ul><ul><li>SRU APIs </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Terminologies, Institution registry, WorldCat Identities, VIAF </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Identifier services </li></ul><ul><ul><li>xISBN, xISSN, xOCLCNUM </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Work identifier tables (coming) </li></ul></ul>
  9. 12. WorldCat API: Linking in for mash-up <ul><li>Integrate WorldCat data into your web site </li></ul><ul><li>FRBR work clusters </li></ul><ul><li>Citations (APA, Chicago, Harvard, MLA, Turabian) </li></ul><ul><li>Holdings (sorted geographically) </li></ul><ul><li>Links </li></ul><ul><li>Accepts: SRU & OpenSearch </li></ul><ul><li>Outputs: MARCXML, Dublin Core, RSS, Atom </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul>
  10. 13. Lists <ul><li>More than 160,000 contributed to WorldCat </li></ul><ul><li>Private or Public </li></ul><ul><li>Export citations (RefWorks, EndNote, Copy & Paste) </li></ul>
  11. 14. Various lists
  12. 15. WorldCat within Facebook Kit provided for adapting for similar sites, e.g. Hyves
  13. 16. <ul><li>Ob jectives for social metadata; how is success measured ? </li></ul><ul><li>What are the policy, administrative, and technical prerequisites for contributions to be searchable and retrieved in an open, networked environment? </li></ul><ul><li>Best practices existing and needed? </li></ul><ul><li>Protection of the privacy of the contribution? </li></ul><ul><li>How can emerging folksonomies be incorporated into established taxonomies? </li></ul><ul><li>How are cultural institutions integrating social metadata into formal taxonomies? What systems or interfaces keep social metadata and existing taxonomies separate, in parallel systems? </li></ul>RLG Program: Sharing and Aggregating Social Metadata 21 institutions from 4 countries:
  14. 17. RLG Program: Networking Names <ul><li>Bring together information about creators now hidden within library, archival, and museum contexts, using a social networking model. </li></ul><ul><li>Broaden the view of &quot;authority work&quot; beyond NACO contributors. </li></ul><ul><li>Increase metadata creation efficiency. </li></ul><ul><li>Make it easier for users to identify works by or about the same creator regardless of language or discipline. </li></ul><ul><li>Expose information about personal and corporate bodies beyond the confines of library, archival, and museum silos and bring them into the &quot;network flow&quot;. </li></ul>15 institutions from 3 countries
  15. 18. WorldCat Expert Community Experiment <ul><li>February to July 2009 </li></ul><ul><li>Corrections, improvements to all records except BIBCO and CONSER </li></ul><ul><li>Interim results </li></ul> Replaces Libraries April 2009 18,910 1001 May 2009 19,489 1025
  16. 19. Regional Collection of Data: CBS: A starting point <ul><li>Swiss Bib and Dutch Union catalogue will feature soon </li></ul><ul><li>Social data is indexed with the bibliographic metadata </li></ul><ul><li>Language tagged </li></ul><ul><li>Social data is shared with WorldCat, unless restricted </li></ul><ul><li>WorldCat data can be downloaded </li></ul>SwissBib NCC Touchpoint PiCarta
  17. 20. Social Data and Quality <ul><li>Reporting of abusive social content </li></ul><ul><li>Reporting helpfulness of social content </li></ul><ul><li>Rating social content </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Measures to avoid self rating and multiples ratings from the same </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Quality by redundancy </li></ul><ul><li>Recognition of good contributors </li></ul>
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  19. 22. Potential <ul><li>Authoritative Lists of Publications for CVs </li></ul><ul><li>Corrections </li></ul><ul><li>Added content via links </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Obituaries and biographies </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Scanned book covers, TOC, pages </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Family histories </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Social pages, Facebook, MySpace </li></ul></ul>
  20. 23. Combining Social, Professional , External and Mined Data <ul><li>WorldCat mined “one page per”: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Identity, Institution </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Coming soon: Work, Geographic place </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Possible: Event, Dewey classification or range / subject </li></ul></ul><ul><li>WorldCat & external data </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Reviews from book trade sites </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>WeRead reviews and recommendations </li></ul></ul>
  21. 24. Vocabularies as web service tools to assist tagging
  22. 25. Not all users create content Therefore: Need scale Need to pool content Josh Bernoff
  23. 26. Enormous Potential; how to succeed? <ul><li>Enrichment, Correction, Linking to related information, Evaluation </li></ul><ul><li>Need more knowledge: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Why do users prefer making lists but are less likely to rate? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>160,000 lists versus 36,000 ratings and reviews in same period </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Anne Christensen at ELAG ; sharing reluctance </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Australian Newspapers beta </li></ul></ul><ul><li>People like to be involved, intrigued, feel part </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Need acknowledgment </li></ul></ul>
  24. 27. <ul><li>Dank u wel, Thank you, Merci Beaucoup </li></ul>