"Beyond the Silos of the LAMs: Collaboration Among Libraries, Archives and Museums" Report www.oclc.org/research/publications/library/2008/2008-05.pdf
Heavy infrastructure of the OAI-PMH protocol. Intended to move records between organizational partners.
A simple example? Museum Pipes example.
Linked Open Data for Libraries, Archives, and Museums: An Aggregators View
Linked Open Data for Libraries, Archives, and Museums An aggregators view. Richard J. Urban, Assistant ProfessorAmerican Association of Museums School of Library and Information StudiesMay 2, 2012 Florida State UniversityMinneapolis, MN firstname.lastname@example.org @musebrarian
Digital Collections & Content Project http://imlsdcc.grainger.illinois.edu Opening HistorySowing This project is a collaborationCulture IMLS among: DCC • University of Illinois Library • Graduate School of Library and Information Science (Center for Informatics DPLA Research in Science and Scholarship) Beta Sprint
Consistency • Use controlled vocabularies. • Use open, linked vocabularies where available. • Use new tools to clean up messy and inconsistent data.
Coherence • Does your data follow a logical model? • Ontology: a model of your interpretation of the world – Resource Description Framework – CIDOC-CRM • Data models: how information is represented – Dublin Core Abstract Model – Europeana Data Model (EDM) – Future Linked Data versions of CDWA/VRACore?
Context • Do your models fit the environment you are sharing with? • Collections/Institutions as important context. • Collections aren’t silos, they are important nodes in a network. They provide important context to resources.
Contextual Contextual mass places the emphasis on collecting materials that work together as a Mass system of sources, with meaningful interrelationships between different types of materials and subjects, to support research inquiry....selection is based on criteria that produce dense, rich, and cohesive groupings of sources for research and analysis. Top Subject Categories in IMLS DCC & Opening History 120 Number of at-least-inclusive collections 100 80 60 40 20 0
Communication • We need to translate human- readable content standards into machine-understandable representations. – Validation of rules – Consistency/coherence checks • Will we open our vocabularies to the world? • Don’t just publish data. Publish: – Your models – How local vocabularies extend shared vocabularies.
Trusted • Libraries, archives, andLinked Data museums have traditionally been trusted sources of information on the Web. • In an “anybody can say anything about anything” world, how do we build a reputation as a source of trusted Linked Open Data
HABS/H AER Hagley Wikipedia Library dbPedi a DE State Vessel Archive USN Library of Congress ShipsDatabase NARA
Why • Search Engine OptimizationLinked Data (SEO). (links count) • Allows integration with emerging linked data services. • Watch this space: Bibliographic Framework Transition Initiative http://www.loc.gov/marc/transition/
Credits• Grain Elevators, Caldwell, Idaho. Courtesy Library of Congress http://www.flickr.com/photos/library_of_congress/2178285893/• Press Building. Archival Photographic Files, [apf2-05961], Special Collections Research Center, University of Chicago Library.• Wagner Flagging Dawson. Courtesy Library of Congress• Aerial view of a freeway interchange in Los Angeles, [s.d.] - USC Libraries Special Collections Doheny Memorial Library http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/search/controller/view/chs-m22750.html?x=1334678405001• Workers laying keel. Contract 1091.M.C.303 Built for U.S. Maritime Commission, Pusey and Jones Photograph Collection, 1972.35, Hagley Museum and Library http://digital.hagley.org/cdm/singleitem/collection/p268001coll9/id/649