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Linked	
  Data	
  in	
  Libraries	
  
Richard	
  Wallis	
  
Technology	
  Evangelist	
  
@rjw	
  
Many great LD Projects
So today …..
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Library	
  
German	
  
Na6onal	
  
Library	
  
French	
  
Na6onal	
  
Library	
  
Swedish	
  
Na6onal	
  
Libra...
A	
  general	
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Why	
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So	
  we	
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Why	
  Share	
  on	
  the	
  Web?	
  
So	
  today’s	
  users	
  
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Where	
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En6ty	
  Based	
  Data	
  	
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Günter  Grass
Born:	
  16	
  October	
  1927	
  
Gdańsk,	
  Poland	
  
German	
  novelist,	
  poet,	
  
playwright,	
  ill...
Günter  Grass
Born:	
  16	
  October	
  1927	
  
Gdańsk,	
  Poland	
  
German	
  novelist,	
  poet,	
  
playwright,	
  ill...
Data	
  from	
  one	
  
converted	
  record	
  does	
  
not	
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  en9ty	
  make	
  
Transforma6on	
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En66es	
  and	
  library	
  workflows	
  
Discovery	
  
The  Name  of  the  Rose
Summary:	
  The	
  year	
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  ...
•  A	
  Technology	
  
•  Standard	
  on	
  the	
  Web	
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  URIs,	
  Vocabularies	
  
•  Iden6fying	
  and	
  L...
A	
  general	
  purpose	
  vocabulary	
  for	
  
describing	
  things	
  on	
  the	
  web	
  
y	
  
•  Linked	
  Data	
  	...
OCLC	
  En6ty	
  Based	
  Data	
  Strategy	
  
ü VIAF,	
  ISNI,	
  FAST	
  Publish	
  Linked	
  Data	
  
ü WorldCat.org	...
Many great LD Projects
If	
  users	
  can't	
  discover	
  our	
  resources	
  
What	
  is	
  the	
  point?	
  
Linked	
  Data	
  in	
  Libraries	
  
Richard	
  Wallis	
  
Technology	
  Evangelist	
  
@rjw	
  
Linked Data in Libraries
Linked Data in Libraries
Linked Data in Libraries
Linked Data in Libraries
Linked Data in Libraries
Linked Data in Libraries
Linked Data in Libraries
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Presentation at the OCLC Linked Data Round Table - ALA Midwinter Chicago January 31st 2015

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Linked Data in Libraries

  1. 1. Linked  Data  in  Libraries   Richard  Wallis   Technology  Evangelist   @rjw  
  2. 2. Many great LD Projects So today …..
  3. 3. Bri6sh   Library   German   Na6onal   Library   French   Na6onal   Library   Swedish   Na6onal   Library   Open  Linked  Data  -­‐  Silos   Behind  A  Vocabulary  Barrier   Library  Linked  Data  
  4. 4. A  general  purpose  vocabulary  for   describing  things  on  the  web   y   •  Linked  Data     •  Embedded  in  HTML   •  RDFa,  Microdata,  JSON-­‐LD   •  Descrip6ve  data   •  Ac6ve  links   "15%  of  the  Web"  
  5. 5. Why  Catalog?   So  we  can  find  things   Why  Share  on  the  Web?   So  today’s  users   can  find  our  things  
  6. 6. Where  are  our  users?  
  7. 7. En6ty  Based  Data    on  the  Web    
  8. 8. Günter  Grass Born:  16  October  1927   Gdańsk,  Poland   German  novelist,  poet,   playwright,  illustrator,   graphic  ar6st,  sculptor  and   recipient  of  the  1999  Nobel   Prize  in  Literature.     Works   Subjects   Quotes   Find  Günter  Grass  works  at:   Libraries  near  me  |  Online  Retailers   Germany  |  German  literature  |  Historical  fic6on   War  stories  |  Black  humor  |  Fantasy   “Even  bad  books  are  books  and  therefore  sacred.”— The  Tin  Drum  
  9. 9. Günter  Grass Born:  16  October  1927   Gdańsk,  Poland   German  novelist,  poet,   playwright,  illustrator,   graphic  ar6st,  sculptor  and   recipient  of  the  1999  Nobel   Prize  in  Literature.     Works   Subjects   Quotes   Find  Günter  Grass  works  at:   Libraries  near  me  |  Online  Retailers   Germany  |  German  literature  |  Historical  fic6on   War  stories  |  Black  humor  |  Fantasy   “Even  bad  books  are  books  and  therefore  sacred.”— The  Tin  Drum   MARC  RECORD  
  10. 10. Data  from  one   converted  record  does   not  an  en9ty  make   Transforma6on  into  Linked  Data  is  just  a  beginning  …   •  Mine  and  analyse  the  aggregate   •  Iden6fy,  map,  merge  -­‐  evidence  based   •  Relate  to  external  sources   •  Establish  the  en66es   Ge[ng  from  here  to  there  
  11. 11. En66es  and  library  workflows   Discovery   The  Name  of  the  Rose Summary:  The  year  is  1327.  Franciscans  in  a  wealthy   Italian  abbey  are  suspected  of  heresy,  and  Brother   William  of  Baskerville  arrives  to  inves6gate.  His   delicate  mission  is  suddenly  overshadowed  by  seven   bizarre  deaths  that  take  place  in  seven  days  and   nights  of  apocalyp6c  terror.     Subjects   Borrowing  OpPons   eBooks  |  Printed  Books  |  Audio  Books   Other  Languages       Monas6c  libraries  -­‐-­‐  Italy  –  Fic6on  |  Semio6cs  -­‐-­‐  Fic6on    
  12. 12. •  A  Technology   •  Standard  on  the  Web  –  RDF,  URIs,  Vocabularies   •  Iden6fying  and  Linking  resources  on  the  Web   •  Important  powerful  enabling  technology     •  But  only  a  technology…        for  the  systems  folks  to  worry  about   •  Real  benefits  flow  from:       En6ty  Based  Data  Architecture     Powered  by  Linked  Data  
  13. 13. A  general  purpose  vocabulary  for   describing  things  on  the  web   y   •  Linked  Data     •  Embedded  in  HTML   •  RDFa,  Microdata,  JSON-­‐LD   •  Descrip6ve  data   •  Ac6ve  links  
  14. 14. OCLC  En6ty  Based  Data  Strategy   ü VIAF,  ISNI,  FAST  Publish  Linked  Data   ü WorldCat.org  Linked  Data  Release  –  using  Schema.org   ü Data  mining  of  WorldCat  resources   ü WorldCat  Works  Released  –  using  Schema.org   ü Schema.org  added  to  VIAF  RDF   ü WorldCat  Discovery  API  Returns  Schema.org  RDF  (Beta)     2012     2014   Ø ApplicaPon  IntegraPon   Ø WorldCat  Discovery   Ø Analy6cs   Ø Discovery  API   Ø Cataloging       2015   Ø More  EnPPes  Released   Ø Person   Ø Organiza6on   Ø Event   Ø Concept       Ø New  Products                 Ø ConPnuing  Evangelism   Ø New  Services   Ø ConPnuing  InnovaPon   2013   2016   2010  
  15. 15. Many great LD Projects If  users  can't  discover  our  resources   What  is  the  point?  
  16. 16. Linked  Data  in  Libraries   Richard  Wallis   Technology  Evangelist   @rjw  

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