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Richard	
  Wallis	
  
OCLC	
  Technology	
  Evangelist	
  
@rjw
The	
  Web	
  of	
  Data	
  is	
  Our	
  Oyster
Image	
  courtesy	
  of:	
  Shropshire	
  County	
  Council1779	
  (c.)
The Industrial Revolution
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http://www.opte.org/
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The	
  Web	
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A	
  Web	
  of	
  related	
  entities
http://www.opte.org/
The	
  Web	
  of	
  Data	
  
http://www.opte.org/
The	
  Web	
  of	
  Data	
  
A	
  Library	
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record	
  
/ˈrɛkɔːd/	
  
noun	
  
!
a	
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  evidence	
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entity	
  
/ˈɛntɪti/	
  
noun	
  
a	
  thing	
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entity	
  
/ˈɛntɪti/	
  
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a	
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Title:	
  	
  "War	
  and	
  Peace"	
  
Author:	
  	
  "Leo	
  Tolstoy	
  1828-­‐1910"	
  
ISBN:	
  0307266931
Type...
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Title:	
  	
  "War	
  and	
  Peace"	
  
Author:	
  	
  "Leo	
  Tolstoy	
  1828-­‐1910"	
  
ISBN:	
  0307266931
Type...
Record
Title:	
  	
  "War	
  and	
  Peace"	
  
Author:	
  	
  "Leo	
  Tolstoy	
  1828-­‐1910"	
  
ISBN:	
  0307266931
Type...
Record
Title:	
  	
  "War	
  and	
  Peace"	
  
Author:	
  	
  "Leo	
  Tolstoy	
  1828-­‐1910"	
  
ISBN:	
  0307266931
Type...
Many great LD Projects
So today …..
Where are we on the web?
Where are we on the web?
Invisible on the web!
Invisible on the web!
Open	
  Linked	
  Data	
  -­‐	
  Silos
Library	
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British	
  
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A	
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describing	
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A	
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describing	
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A	
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describing	
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• Foundation	
  for	
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  bibliographic	
  description
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Why	
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Why	
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Entities	
  and	
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  workflows

Discovery
The  Name  of  the  Rose
Summary:	
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A	
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A	
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person place
object concept
organization work
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starts	
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What	
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Lots	
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Entities	
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Cataloging
Cataloging	
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What	
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What	
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we	
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Can	
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OCLC	
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Linked	
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The	
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Linked	
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  has	
  benefits	
  for	
  library	
  workflows	
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….b...
Richard	
  Wallis	
  
OCLC	
  Technology	
  Evangelist	
  
@rjw
The	
  Web	
  of	
  Data	
  is	
  Our	
  Oyster
Richard	
  Wallis	
  
OCLC	
  Technology	
  Evangelist	
  
@rjw
The	
  Web	
  of	
  Data	
  is	
  Our	
  Oyster
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  1. 1. Richard  Wallis   OCLC  Technology  Evangelist   @rjw The  Web  of  Data  is  Our  Oyster
  2. 2. Image  courtesy  of:  Shropshire  County  Council1779  (c.) The Industrial Revolution
  3. 3. The  Web  of  …
  4. 4. The  Web  of  … Documents
  5. 5. The  Web  of  … Documents Active  Documents
  6. 6. The  Web  of  … Documents Active  Documents Discovery ☌
  7. 7. The  Web  of  … Documents Active  Documents Discovery Data ☌☌
  8. 8. The  Web  of  … Documents Active  Documents Discovery Data ☌☌
  9. 9. The  Web  of  … Documents Active  Documents Discovery Data ☌☌ ✔
  10. 10. The  Web  of  … Documents Active  Documents Discovery Data ☌☌ ✔ ✔
  11. 11. The  Web  of  … Documents Active  Documents Discovery Data ☌☌ ✔ ✔ ✗
  12. 12. The  Web  of  … Documents Active  Documents Discovery Data ☌☌ ✔ ✔ ✔✗ ✗
  13. 13. The  Web  of  … Documents Active  Documents Discovery Data Knowledge ☌☌ ✔ ✔ ✔✗ ✗☌
  14. 14. The  Web  of  … Documents Active  Documents Discovery Data Knowledge ☌☌ ✔ ✔ ✔✗ ✗ ? ☌
  15. 15. http://www.opte.org/ The  Web  of  Data  
  16. 16. http://www.opte.org/ The  Web  of  Data   A  Web  of  related  entities
  17. 17. http://www.opte.org/ The  Web  of  Data  
  18. 18. http://www.opte.org/ The  Web  of  Data   A  Library  Shaped  Black  Hole  ?
  19. 19. record   /ˈrɛkɔːd/   noun   ! a  thing  constituting  a  piece  of  evidence  about   the  past,  especially  an  account  kept  in  writing   or  some  other  permanent  form.
  20. 20. entity   /ˈɛntɪti/   noun   a  thing  with  distinct  and  independent   existence.
  21. 21. entity   /ˈɛntɪti/   noun   a  thing  with  distinct  and  independent   existence. relationship   /rɪˈleɪʃ(ə)nʃɪp/   noun   the  way  in  which  two  or  more  people  or   things  are  connected  
  22. 22. Record Title:    "War  and  Peace"   Author:    "Leo  Tolstoy  1828-­‐1910"   ISBN:  0307266931 Type:  Work   Name:    "War  and  Peace"   Author:    http://worldcat.org/entity/person/id/1234 Entity  (http://worldcat.org/entity/work/id/115206288)
  23. 23. Record Title:    "War  and  Peace"   Author:    "Leo  Tolstoy  1828-­‐1910"   ISBN:  0307266931 Type:  Work   Name:    "War  and  Peace"   Author:    http://worldcat.org/entity/person/id/1234 Entity  (http://worldcat.org/entity/work/id/115206288)
  24. 24. Record Title:    "War  and  Peace"   Author:    "Leo  Tolstoy  1828-­‐1910"   ISBN:  0307266931 Type:  Work   Name:    "War  and  Peace"   Author:    http://worldcat.org/entity/person/id/1234 Entity  (http://worldcat.org/entity/work/id/115206288) Type:  Person   Name:    "Leo  Tolstoy  "   Born:    1828   Died:  1910   Birthplace:  http://worldcat.org/entity/place/id/8976 Entity  (http://worldcat.org/entity/person/id/1234) ⤵
  25. 25. Record Title:    "War  and  Peace"   Author:    "Leo  Tolstoy  1828-­‐1910"   ISBN:  0307266931 Type:  Work   Name:    "War  and  Peace"   Author:    http://worldcat.org/entity/person/id/1234 Entity  (http://worldcat.org/entity/work/id/115206288) Type:  Person   Name:    "Leo  Tolstoy  "   Born:    1828   Died:  1910   Birthplace:  http://worldcat.org/entity/place/id/8976 Entity  (http://worldcat.org/entity/person/id/1234) Type:  Place   Name:    "Yasnaya  Polyana"   SameAs:    http://geonames.org/468686 Entity  (http://worldcat.org/entity/place/id/8976) ⤵ ⤵ ⟶
  26. 26. Many great LD Projects So today ….. Where are we on the web?
  27. 27. Where are we on the web?
  28. 28. Invisible on the web!
  29. 29. Invisible on the web!
  30. 30. Open  Linked  Data  -­‐  Silos Library  Linked  Data
  31. 31. British   Library German   National   Library Spanish   National   Library Swedish   National   Library Open  Linked  Data  -­‐  Silos Library  Linked  Data
  32. 32. British   Library German   National   Library Spanish   National   Library Swedish   National   Library Open  Linked  Data  -­‐  Silos Library  Linked  Data
  33. 33. British   Library German   National   Library Spanish   National   Library Swedish   National   Library Open  Linked  Data  -­‐  Silos Library  Linked  Data
  34. 34. British   Library German   National   Library Spanish   National   Library Swedish   National   Library Open  Linked  Data  -­‐  Silos Library  Linked  Data
  35. 35. British   Library German   National   Library Spanish   National   Library Swedish   National   Library Open  Linked  Data  -­‐  Silos Library  Linked  Data
  36. 36. British   Library German   National   Library Spanish   National   Library Swedish   National   Library Open  Linked  Data  -­‐  Silos Library  Linked  Data
  37. 37. British   Library German   National   Library Spanish   National   Library Swedish   National   Library Open  Linked  Data  -­‐  Silos Library  Linked  Data
  38. 38. British   Library German   National   Library Spanish   National   Library Swedish   National   Library Open  Linked  Data  -­‐  Silos Library  Linked  Data
  39. 39. British   Library German   National   Library Spanish   National   Library Swedish   National   Library Open  Linked  Data  -­‐  Silos Behind  A  Vocabulary  Barrier Library  Linked  Data
  40. 40. A  general  purpose  vocabulary  for   describing  things  on  the  web
  41. 41. A  general  purpose  vocabulary  for   describing  things  on  the  web "Used  by  5  million   domains"
  42. 42. A  general  purpose  vocabulary  for   describing  things  on  the  web "Used  by  5  million   domains" "25%  of  pages  in  our   indexes"
  43. 43. A  general  purpose  vocabulary  for   describing  things  on  the  web "Used  by  5  million   domains" "25%  of  pages  in  our   indexes" "15%  of  the  Web"
  44. 44. A  general  purpose  vocabulary  for   describing  things  on  the  web "Used  by  5  million   domains" "25%  of  pages  in  our   indexes" de  facto y "15%  of  the  Web"
  45. 45. A  general  purpose  vocabulary  for   describing  things  on  the  web "Used  by  5  million   domains" "25%  of  pages  in  our   indexes" de  facto y • Linked  Data   "15%  of  the  Web"
  46. 46. A  general  purpose  vocabulary  for   describing  things  on  the  web "Used  by  5  million   domains" "25%  of  pages  in  our   indexes" de  facto y • Linked  Data   • Embedded  in  HTML "15%  of  the  Web"
  47. 47. A  general  purpose  vocabulary  for   describing  things  on  the  web "Used  by  5  million   domains" "25%  of  pages  in  our   indexes" de  facto y • Linked  Data   • Embedded  in  HTML • RDFa,  Microdata,  JSON-­‐LD "15%  of  the  Web"
  48. 48. A  general  purpose  vocabulary  for   describing  things  on  the  web "Used  by  5  million   domains" "25%  of  pages  in  our   indexes" de  facto y • Linked  Data   • Embedded  in  HTML • RDFa,  Microdata,  JSON-­‐LD • Descriptive  data "15%  of  the  Web"
  49. 49. A  general  purpose  vocabulary  for   describing  things  on  the  web "Used  by  5  million   domains" "25%  of  pages  in  our   indexes" de  facto y • Linked  Data   • Embedded  in  HTML • RDFa,  Microdata,  JSON-­‐LD • Descriptive  data • Active  links "15%  of  the  Web"
  50. 50. • Foundation  for  the  future  of  bibliographic  description
  51. 51. • Foundation  for  the  future  of  bibliographic  description • Eventual  replacement  for  Marc  21
  52. 52. • Foundation  for  the  future  of  bibliographic  description • Eventual  replacement  for  Marc  21 • Identify  information  entities
  53. 53. • Foundation  for  the  future  of  bibliographic  description • Eventual  replacement  for  Marc  21 • Identify  information  entities • Conversion  from  Marc
  54. 54. • Foundation  for  the  future  of  bibliographic  description • Eventual  replacement  for  Marc  21 • Identify  information  entities • Conversion  from  Marc • Publish  in  RDF  –  Linked  Data
  55. 55. • Foundation  for  the  future  of  bibliographic  description • Eventual  replacement  for  Marc  21 • Identify  information  entities • Conversion  from  Marc • Publish  in  RDF  –  Linked  Data • White  Paper Common Ground: Exploring Compatibilities between the Linked Data Models of the Library of Congress and OCLC http://oc.lc/CommonGround
  56. 56. Why  Catalog?
  57. 57. Why  Catalog? So  we  can  find  things
  58. 58. Why  Catalog? So  we  can  find  things Why  Share  on  the  Web?
  59. 59. Why  Catalog? So  we  can  find  things Why  Share  on  the  Web? So  today’s  users   can  find  our  things
  60. 60. Where  are  our  users?
  61. 61. Where  are  our  users?
  62. 62. Getting  from  here  to  there
  63. 63. Data from one converted record does not an entity make Getting  from  here  to  there
  64. 64. Data from one converted record does not an entity make Transformation  into  Linked  Data  is  just  a  beginning  … Getting  from  here  to  there
  65. 65. Data from one converted record does not an entity make Transformation  into  Linked  Data  is  just  a  beginning  … • Mine  and  analyze  the  aggregate Getting  from  here  to  there
  66. 66. Data from one converted record does not an entity make Transformation  into  Linked  Data  is  just  a  beginning  … • Mine  and  analyze  the  aggregate • Identify,  map,  merge  -­‐  evidence  based Getting  from  here  to  there
  67. 67. Data from one converted record does not an entity make Transformation  into  Linked  Data  is  just  a  beginning  … • Mine  and  analyze  the  aggregate • Identify,  map,  merge  -­‐  evidence  based • Relate  to  external  sources Getting  from  here  to  there
  68. 68. Data from one converted record does not an entity make Transformation  into  Linked  Data  is  just  a  beginning  … • Mine  and  analyze  the  aggregate • Identify,  map,  merge  -­‐  evidence  based • Relate  to  external  sources • Establish  the  entities Getting  from  here  to  there
  69. 69. Entities  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  investigate.  His  delicate   mission  is  suddenly  overshadowed  by  seven  bizarre   deaths  that  take  place  in  seven  days  and  nights  of   apocalyptic  terror.   Subjects Borrowing  Options   eBooks  |  Printed  Books  |  Audio  Books   Other  Languages   ! Monastic  libraries  -­‐-­‐  Italy  –  Fiction  |  Semiotics  -­‐-­‐  Fiction  
  70. 70. http://www.opte.org/ A  Web  of  Data  
  71. 71. http://www.opte.org/ A  Web  of  Data  
  72. 72. person place object concept organization work The  solution   starts  here. The  library  knowledge  graph
 A  graph  of  relationships
  73. 73. person place object concept organization work author The  solution   starts  here. The  library  knowledge  graph
 A  graph  of  relationships
  74. 74. person place object concept organization work author subject The  solution   starts  here. The  library  knowledge  graph
 A  graph  of  relationships
  75. 75. person place object concept organization work author subjectitem
 availability The  solution   starts  here. The  library  knowledge  graph
 A  graph  of  relationships
  76. 76. The  library  knowledge  graph
 A  graph  of  relationships person place object concept organization work
  77. 77. What  will  be  better?
  78. 78. The  library  knowledge  graph
 Lots  of  things….if  we  do  it  right. ILL  and  AnalyticsCataloging Discovery Integration  with  the  web What  will  be  better?
  79. 79. Entities  and  library  workflows
 Cataloging Cataloging  will  be  different…   ▪ Managing  the  quality  of  Works   • Improving  clusters   ▪ Managing  the  quality  of  Persons   • Links  to  works,  Other  IDs
  80. 80. What  has  OCLC  done?
  81. 81. What  has  OCLC  done? So  what  progress  have   we  made?
  82. 82. • 197+  million  Work  descriptions  and  URIs   • Schema.org  +  BiblioGraph.net   • RDF  Data  formats   • RDF/XML,  Turtle,  Triples,  JSON-­‐LD   • Links  to  WorldCat  manifestations   • Links  to  Dewey,  LCSH,  LCNAF,  VIAF,  FAST   • Open  Data  license  via  Linked  Data  Explorer   •  2015:  Discovery  API,  Metadata  API   • Released  April  2014 http://www.oclc.org/dataThe  Work  Entity
  83. 83. • 98+  million  Person  descriptions  and  URIs   • Person  entities  with  authority:  20.2  million   • Person  entities  without  authority:  78.3  million   • Schema.org  +  BiblioGraph.net   • Harvested  from  WorldCat  data  and  enriched  from  other  hubs  RDF   Data  formats   • RDF/XML,  Turtle,  Triples,  JSON-­‐LD   • Links  to  WorldCat  Works.    Added  links  from  WC  Works.   • Open  Data  license  via  Linked  Data  Explorer   •  2015:  Linked  Data  Explorer,  Discovery  API http://www.oclc.org/dataThe  Person  Entity
  84. 84. Can  we  measure  impact?
  85. 85. Monthly  Unique  Visitors
  86. 86. OCLC  Entity  Based  Data  Strategy 2012   2013 2010
  87. 87. OCLC  Entity  Based  Data  Strategy ✓VIAF,  ISNI,  FAST  Publish  Linked  Data ✓WorldCat.org  Linked  Data  Release  –  using  Schema.org ✓Data  mining  of  WorldCat  resources ✓WorldCat  Works  Released  –  using  Schema.org ✓Schema.org  added  to  VIAF  RDF ✓WorldCat  Discovery  API  Returns  Schema.org  RDF  (Beta) 2012   2014 2013 2010
  88. 88. OCLC  Entity  Based  Data  Strategy ✓VIAF,  ISNI,  FAST  Publish  Linked  Data ✓WorldCat.org  Linked  Data  Release  –  using  Schema.org ✓Data  mining  of  WorldCat  resources ✓WorldCat  Works  Released  –  using  Schema.org ✓Schema.org  added  to  VIAF  RDF ✓WorldCat  Discovery  API  Returns  Schema.org  RDF  (Beta) 2012   2014 ➢Application  Integration   ➢WorldCat  Discovery   ➢Analytics   ➢Discovery  API   ➢Cataloging 2015 2013 2010
  89. 89. OCLC  Entity  Based  Data  Strategy ✓VIAF,  ISNI,  FAST  Publish  Linked  Data ✓WorldCat.org  Linked  Data  Release  –  using  Schema.org ✓Data  mining  of  WorldCat  resources ✓WorldCat  Works  Released  –  using  Schema.org ✓Schema.org  added  to  VIAF  RDF ✓WorldCat  Discovery  API  Returns  Schema.org  RDF  (Beta) 2012   2014 ➢Application  Integration   ➢WorldCat  Discovery   ➢Analytics   ➢Discovery  API   ➢Cataloging 2015 ➢More  Entities  Released   ➢Person   ➢Organization   ➢Event   ➢Concept 2013 2010
  90. 90. OCLC  Entity  Based  Data  Strategy ✓VIAF,  ISNI,  FAST  Publish  Linked  Data ✓WorldCat.org  Linked  Data  Release  –  using  Schema.org ✓Data  mining  of  WorldCat  resources ✓WorldCat  Works  Released  –  using  Schema.org ✓Schema.org  added  to  VIAF  RDF ✓WorldCat  Discovery  API  Returns  Schema.org  RDF  (Beta) 2012   2014 ➢Application  Integration   ➢WorldCat  Discovery   ➢Analytics   ➢Discovery  API   ➢Cataloging 2015 ➢More  Entities  Released   ➢Person   ➢Organization   ➢Event   ➢Concept ➢New  Products               ➢Continuing  Evangelism ➢New  Services ➢Continuing  Innovation 2013 2016 2010
  91. 91. ! Many great Library Linked Data Initiatives
  92. 92. but ! Many great Library Linked Data Initiatives
  93. 93. but ! Many great Library Linked Data Initiatives If  users  can't  discover  our  resources
  94. 94. but ! Many great Library Linked Data Initiatives If  users  can't  discover  our  resources What  is  the  point?
  95. 95. but ! Many great Library Linked Data Initiatives If  users  can't  discover  our  resources What  is  the  point? Give  the  Web  what  it  wants!
  96. 96. Linked  Data  has  benefits  for  library  workflows  …. ….by  giving  the  Web  what  it  wants
  97. 97. The  Web  of  Data  is  Our  Oyster Linked  Data  has  benefits  for  library  workflows  …. ….by  giving  the  Web  what  it  wants
  98. 98. Richard  Wallis   OCLC  Technology  Evangelist   @rjw The  Web  of  Data  is  Our  Oyster
  99. 99. Richard  Wallis   OCLC  Technology  Evangelist   @rjw The  Web  of  Data  is  Our  Oyster http://slideshare.net/rjw

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