Rethinking shared metadata at the platform level

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  • This is the dplaShow the collectionsShow the exhibits
  • The trick with silos is to create metadata flexible enough to help build those connections
  • Rethinking shared metadata at the platform level

    1. 1. Rethinking shared metadataat the platform levelTerry ReeseHead, Digital InitiativesThe Ohio State UniversityPotential impacts of national repository efforts like the Digital PublicLibrary of America
    2. 2. http://dp.la
    3. 3. ….to meet the challenge of re-envisioning libraryspaces as a platform for researchhttp://www.cni.org/topics/learning-spaces/the-library-building-as-research-platform/
    4. 4. 100,000 ft view Evolving the role of the library from just information provider, to that of a key partner throughoutthe research process http://dh.crc.nd.edu/sandbox/jstor-tool/ Greater reliance on webs of data And the emergence of services developed from their aggregates Identities DPLA Map We are starting to see the end of boutique development, collections, and local metadata schemas inthe library space Standards if you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together. (http://projecthydra.org/)
    5. 5. http://xkcd.com/927/
    6. 6. 50,000 ft view Libraries as virtual spaces And promotion of equity of access Blurring of differences between public/private/academic needs Libraries are comfortable with silos, let’s own it, and come to terms with it
    7. 7. http://librariesoforegon.org/
    8. 8. http://mwdl.org/
    9. 9. http://www.lib.ncsu.edu/search/?q=libraries+without+walls
    10. 10. http://uwdc.library.wisc.edu/
    11. 11. 30,000 ft view Large data aggregations and partnerships like the DPLA and Europeana willredefine and change for the better our notions of attribution or licensing ofmetadata Information doesn’t want to just be free, it wants to be very promiscuous. Libraries will largely recognize and adopt crowd-source metadata descriptionfor special and unique collections The institution will continue to become more transparent, as aggregationsand linked data create the ability to create exhibits and collections frommultiple sources.
    12. 12. http://www.flickr.com/photos/nypl/4058784908/in/photostream
    13. 13. http://metadatagames.com/
    14. 14. Why is the DPLA Important Why is this important? The content is interesting, but not the most interesting part – what is mostinteresting is A large corpus of Metadata released under CC0 license (essentially into the public domain) Metadata being used as a platform Potential to build new services Potential to build new applications Pushes libraries to think critically about the partners they work with an how thosepartnerships can have impacts downstream Potentially, it starts to change the nature of how people interact with the library and it’smetadata.
    15. 15. Questions?

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