Cataloger 3.0: Competencies and Education for the BIBFRAME Catalog

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Presented at the 2014 ALA Annual Conference, meeting of the Competencies and Education for a Career in Cataloging Interest Group

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Cataloger 3.0: Competencies and Education for the BIBFRAME Catalog

  1. 1. Cataloger 3.0 Competencies and Education for the BIBFRAME Catalog Presented at the 2014 ALA Annual Conference, Competencies and Education for a Career in Cataloging Interest Group Meeting
  2. 2. Catalog 3.0 Just in case BIBFRAME flops: We’ll focus on tools and skills that can be applied in any library metadata and information access scenario that takes advantage of SemanticWeb technologies Thomas Meehan,“Beyond MARC: MARC, linked data, and Bibframe,” http://www.slideshare.net/orangeaurochs/marcld2013
  3. 3. Why BIBFRAME? Because interoperability. University of Toronto Libraries,“Library Linked Data and the Future of Bibliographic Control,” http://www.slideshare.net/ITSToronto/linked- data-olita-2013
  4. 4. How the RealWorldThinks of Book Information Phil John,“Linked Library Data in the wild,” http://www.slideshare.net/philjohn/linked-library-data-in-the-wild-8593328
  5. 5. The BIBFRAME Catalog An Introduction
  6. 6. BIBFRAME Model: • CreativeWork • Instance • Authority • Annotation Vocabulary: • http://bibframe.org/vocab/ Eric Miller et al., Bibliographic Framework as aWeb of Data: Linked Data Model and Supporting Services (Washington, DC: Library of Congress, November 21, 2012) Thomas Meehan, “BIBFRAME” http://www.slideshare.net/orangeaurochs/cig-tm-bibframe
  7. 7. The catalog is extensible Annotation class facilitates access to a variety of data sources outside of the library catalog The opportunity to imagine new user experiences? Coyle’s InFormation,“BIBFRAME Authorities” (March 14, 2013) http://kcoyle.blogspot.com/2013/05/bibframe-authorities.html
  8. 8. Holdings are an Annotation <rdf:Description rdf:about= "http://xyz.org/bibframeTestCases/Annotations/Annotation/Holding"> <bf:callNumber>PS3572.O5 B5 1987C</bf:callNumber> <bf:heldBy rdf:resource="http://id.loc.gov/vocabulary/organizations/dlc"/> <bf:dateOfAssertion>20130807</bf:dateOfAssertion> <bf:holds rdf:resource= "http://xyz.org/bibframeTestCases/Annotations/Instance/Bluebeard"/> <bf:copyNote>Signed by the author.</bf:copyNote> <rdf:type rdf:resource="http://bibframe.org/vocab/Holding"/> <bf:accessCondition>Access is restricted; consult library for details </bf:accessCondition> <bf:copyNote>copy 157</bf:copyNote> <bf:subLocation>Jefferson or Adams Building Reading Rooms</bf:subLocation> <bf:copyId>71234</bf:copyId> <bf:circulationStatus>non-circulating</bf:circulationStatus> <bf:annotationAssertedBy rdf:resource= "http://id.loc.gov/vocabulary/organizations/dlc"/> </rdf:Description> (The de-integrated library system?) The opportunity for really awesome item-level description!
  9. 9. Linked Data is a thing The catalog is made up of data, not documents That data is on the (surface) Web
  10. 10. Authority Control Finally GetsAwesome We switch from strings to things (proper identifiers) Authority control is achieved with URIs that can be de-referenced Might we pay a little more attention to our Authority records? Might they become info resources in their own right? “The most basic unit of Linked Data value is the hyperlink.The most powerful aspect of hyperlinks is their ability deliver combined denotation (naming) and access (de-reference) services for data objects that represent entities (real-world, web, and other realms).” Kingsley Idehen,“Linked Data’s Follow-Your-Nose Pattern,” https://plus.google.com/+KingsleyIdehen/posts/KWXYFFvMw8g
  11. 11. Encoding is human-readable BIBFRAME can serialized in human-readable markup languages, like rdf/xml or json Does the dichotomy between “copy catalogers” and “original catalogers” still make sense? Screenshot of the BIBFRAME Editor, http://bibframe.org/tools/editor/
  12. 12. Everything is Non-MARC Does the dichotomy between the “catalog librarian” and the “metadata librarian” still make sense?
  13. 13. User Interface Design is Ours Death of the out-of-the-box library catalog? Browsing experiences? Custom-tailored search features? Micro-catalogs for specific purposes? Screenshot from University of Miami Libraries,“UDVD,” https://library.miami.edu/udvd/
  14. 14. New UserTasks Maybe we’ll stop giving them so much work
  15. 15. UserTask: Browse Hyperlinks facilitate follow-your- nose browsing Jackie Shieh,“Bib Data Experiment – the GW Journey,” http://www.slideshare.net/jshieh/bib-data-experiment-the-gw-journey
  16. 16. UserTask: Re-purpose Mash & Re-mix “Digital Scholarship” Visualize Play DataVisualization from the Book Artists Unbound project, http://eac.allisonjai.com
  17. 17. The BIBFRAME Catalog Librarian Resource Description Librarian? Metadata Librarian?
  18. 18. Toolkit for Cataloger 3.0 NEW STUFF Variety of markup languages RDF & Semantic Web tools Item-level description Licenses and copyright for data Research Interoperability External collaborations SAME OLD STUFF Authority control Cooperative content creation, sharing, and use Database management Entity-relationship model User experience design
  19. 19. Education for Cataloger 3.0 CATALOGER 2.0 LEARNED Principles of information organization in libraries Classification schemes MARC formats Content guidelines (RDA, AACR2) CATALOGER 3.0 SHOULD LEARN New principles of information organization for the SemanticWeb (OWL, SKOS, RDF) Data transfer and transformations Transmission (JSON, XML) Styling (CSS, XSLT) Querying (SQL, SPARQL) Reporting (PERL, Python)
  20. 20. The BIBFRAME Catalog Librarian Our old labor paradigms don’t apply: Professional Librarian |= Original Cataloger Paraprofessional Librarian |= Copy Cataloger Metadata Librarian |= Digital Collections Who is Cataloger 3.0? Database Manager? Discovery Interface Designer? Policy Setter? Usability Tester? Data Curator? Infographic Designer? Web Content Writer? Crosswalk Guru? Research Analyst?
  21. 21. Danke! Allison Jai O’Dell Special Collections Cataloging & Metadata Librarian | University of Miami Libraries a.odell@miami.edu | @AllisonJaiODell | umscc.tumblr.com
  22. 22. Resources •Eric Miller et al., Bibliographic Framework as aWeb of Data: Linked Data Model and Supporting Services (Washington, DC: Library of Congress, November 21, 2012) •Thomas Meehan,“Linked Data:What cataloguers need to know” http://www.slideshare.net/orangeaurochs/cig-tm- bibframe •Thomas Meehan,“Beyond MARC: MARC, linked data, and Bibframe” http://www.slideshare.net/orangeaurochs/marcld2013 •Kai Li,“Introduction to BIBFRAME” http://www.slideshare.net/islanderlee/introduction- to-bibframe •Dorothea Salo,“MARC and BIBFRAME: Linking libraries and archives” http://www.slideshare.net/cavlec/marc-and-bibframe- linking-libraries-and-archives •Karen Coyle,“Bibframe Experiments,” http://kcoyle.net/bibframe/ •Allyson Carlyle,“Cataloging Competencies for a Dynamic Professional,” http://connect.ala.org/files/25915/AllysonCarlyleALA Midwinter2013.ppt.pdf •Lukas Koster,“Linked Open Data for Libraries,” http://www.slideshare.net/lukask/linked-open-data-for- libraries •Jackie Shieh,“Bib Data Experiment – the GW Journey,” http://www.slideshare.net/jshieh/bib-data-experiment- the-gw-journey •University of Toronto Libraries,“Library Linked Data and the Future of Bibliographic Control,” http://www.slideshare.net/ITSToronto/linked-data-olita- 2013

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