A Matter of Semantics? Intelligence, Open Data and the Future of ERM Jonathan Blackburn Mason Hall
<ul><ul><li>Mason Hall </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Electronic Resource Integration Management Librarian </li></ul></ul><ul>...
Overview
 
The “Perfect” DB Record <ul><li>Title </li></ul><ul><li>Alternate Titles </li></ul><ul><li>Description </li></ul><ul><li>F...
Who would do the work? ? ?
<ul><li>Librarians at FSU  </li></ul><ul><li>Librarians Outside FSU </li></ul><ul><li>Publishers and Vendors </li></ul><ul...
<ul><li>Databases  </li></ul><ul><li>Publishers/Providers  </li></ul><ul><li>Journals  </li></ul><ul><li>All of the Above ...
Why?
How?
So, began our quest . . .
So what is the problem?
Duplication of Data
KB (expanded academic) Open URL Resolver Database Finder Federated Search Other Web  Services Licensing  Manager Services ...
KB KB KB KB KB Open URL Resolver etc Database Finder Licensing Manager Federated Search Other Web Services etc … but the R...
KB KB KB KB KB Open URL Resolver etc Database Finder Licensing Manager Federated Search Other Web Services etc Another Loc...
FSU University A Consortia X
 
<ul><li>Who owns the data? </li></ul>
 
Is this a problem?
Is there a solution?
Solutions:  Past and Future
Jake <ul><li>Formerly at: http://jake.openly.com/ </li></ul>
CUFTS <ul><li>http://researcher.sfu.ca/cufts </li></ul>
Registry Projects <ul><li>Ockham  (http://www.ockham.org/registry.php) </li></ul><ul><li>IESR  (http://iesr.ac.uk/) </li><...
“ Theoretical” Perfect System
<ul><li>Library  OKRA ? </li></ul>
<ul><li>“ O ne  K nowledgebase to  R ule Them  A ll </li></ul>One Knowledgebase to Find Them One Knowledgebase to Bring Th...
What might this look  like ?
Open <ul><li>Open Access </li></ul><ul><li>Open Source </li></ul><ul><li>Open Data </li></ul>THIS IS US!
Shared
Models <ul><li>Cooperative Cataloging </li></ul><ul><li>Wikipedia </li></ul><ul><li>Freebase .com   (the website) </li></u...
Semantic
Semantic = Relationships A very brief lesson Triples Subject    Predicate    Object Publisher  publishes  Journal Vendor...
The Old (...current) Way Item Attributes Journal Name Publisher Subjects Frequency Etc.. ?
Semantic Way journal subjects alternate name published place name publisher date titled also titled published in has alter...
Semantic ERM DBs Providers Subjects Publishers Institutions Services Usage Stats Interface Rights Data Journals
Challenges <ul><li>SCOPE </li></ul><ul><li>PRIVACY (INSTITUTIONS) </li></ul><ul><li>METADATA (SCHMETADATA) </li></ul><ul><...
The “Killer App”
Other “Killer Apps” <ul><li>Internet E-mail </li></ul>
WWW Mosaic
Library OKRA ? ? ?
Is there hope? <ul><li>Encourage Publishers to be more Open with Data </li></ul><ul><li>Press Vendors to Uncouple Data and...
<ul><li>Continue this Discussion on: </li></ul><ul><li>LibraryOKRA.com </li></ul>
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  • Library OKRA: A Matter of Semantics? Intelligence, Open Data and the Future of ERM

    1. 1. A Matter of Semantics? Intelligence, Open Data and the Future of ERM Jonathan Blackburn Mason Hall
    2. 2. <ul><ul><li>Mason Hall </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Electronic Resource Integration Management Librarian </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Jonathan Blackburn </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Web Development Librarian </li></ul></ul>
    3. 3. Overview
    4. 5. The “Perfect” DB Record <ul><li>Title </li></ul><ul><li>Alternate Titles </li></ul><ul><li>Description </li></ul><ul><li>Full-text coverage </li></ul><ul><li>Content Types Included (journals, newspapers, etc.) </li></ul><ul><li>Features (RSS, Alerts, Refworks, etc.) </li></ul>But this takes work to maintain (update) . . .
    5. 6. Who would do the work? ? ?
    6. 7. <ul><li>Librarians at FSU </li></ul><ul><li>Librarians Outside FSU </li></ul><ul><li>Publishers and Vendors </li></ul><ul><li>All of the Above </li></ul>Who?
    7. 8. <ul><li>Databases </li></ul><ul><li>Publishers/Providers </li></ul><ul><li>Journals </li></ul><ul><li>All of the Above </li></ul>What?
    8. 9. Why?
    9. 10. How?
    10. 11. So, began our quest . . .
    11. 12. So what is the problem?
    12. 13. Duplication of Data
    13. 14. KB (expanded academic) Open URL Resolver Database Finder Federated Search Other Web Services Licensing Manager Services require a Knowledge Base…
    14. 15. KB KB KB KB KB Open URL Resolver etc Database Finder Licensing Manager Federated Search Other Web Services etc … but the Reality is often a different beast
    15. 16. KB KB KB KB KB Open URL Resolver etc Database Finder Licensing Manager Federated Search Other Web Services etc Another Local SQL + Serials Solutions ERMS Local SQL SFX Metalib Varies @ FSU Libraries
    16. 17. FSU University A Consortia X
    17. 19. <ul><li>Who owns the data? </li></ul>
    18. 21. Is this a problem?
    19. 22. Is there a solution?
    20. 23. Solutions: Past and Future
    21. 24. Jake <ul><li>Formerly at: http://jake.openly.com/ </li></ul>
    22. 25. CUFTS <ul><li>http://researcher.sfu.ca/cufts </li></ul>
    23. 26. Registry Projects <ul><li>Ockham (http://www.ockham.org/registry.php) </li></ul><ul><li>IESR (http://iesr.ac.uk/) </li></ul><ul><li>ORCA (http://pilot.apsr.edu.au/wiki/index.php/ORCA_Registry ) </li></ul><ul><li>Combined Global Efforts </li></ul>
    24. 27. “ Theoretical” Perfect System
    25. 28. <ul><li>Library OKRA ? </li></ul>
    26. 29. <ul><li>“ O ne K nowledgebase to R ule Them A ll </li></ul>One Knowledgebase to Find Them One Knowledgebase to Bring Them All And In the Darkness Bind Them “ Library OKRA - The Lord of the … ERM?
    27. 30. What might this look like ?
    28. 31. Open <ul><li>Open Access </li></ul><ul><li>Open Source </li></ul><ul><li>Open Data </li></ul>THIS IS US!
    29. 32. Shared
    30. 33. Models <ul><li>Cooperative Cataloging </li></ul><ul><li>Wikipedia </li></ul><ul><li>Freebase .com (the website) </li></ul>(For Sharing)
    31. 34. Semantic
    32. 35. Semantic = Relationships A very brief lesson Triples Subject  Predicate  Object Publisher publishes Journal Vendor owns Database Article has author(s)
    33. 36. The Old (...current) Way Item Attributes Journal Name Publisher Subjects Frequency Etc.. ?
    34. 37. Semantic Way journal subjects alternate name published place name publisher date titled also titled published in has alternate published by published during covers publishes about
    35. 38. Semantic ERM DBs Providers Subjects Publishers Institutions Services Usage Stats Interface Rights Data Journals
    36. 39. Challenges <ul><li>SCOPE </li></ul><ul><li>PRIVACY (INSTITUTIONS) </li></ul><ul><li>METADATA (SCHMETADATA) </li></ul><ul><li>INCENTIVES </li></ul>
    37. 40. The “Killer App”
    38. 41. Other “Killer Apps” <ul><li>Internet E-mail </li></ul>
    39. 42. WWW Mosaic
    40. 43. Library OKRA ? ? ?
    41. 44. Is there hope? <ul><li>Encourage Publishers to be more Open with Data </li></ul><ul><li>Press Vendors to Uncouple Data and Services </li></ul><ul><li>Support Open Source Library Software </li></ul>
    42. 45. <ul><li>Continue this Discussion on: </li></ul><ul><li>LibraryOKRA.com </li></ul>

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