Tuesday, April 28 2015
1:30 p.m. – 2:15 p.m.
Richard Wallis, Technology Evangelist, OCLC @rjw
slides: Richard Wallis – A203_Wallis.pdf (19 MB) Username/Password – CIL2015
Many believe that the web’s influence on libraries is limited to social networking interaction and the design of discovery interfaces. However, the way the web now handles metadata is driving fundamental changes in our world, changes that will revolutionize the processes that underpin metadata management, sharing, and cataloguing. The symptoms have been visible for some time—linked data, web addressable authority files, search engine knowledge graphs, BibFrame—but we are now starting to see the effects in moves toward the management of entities and away from cataloguing individual records. Wallis explores the issues and describes the impacts and benefits for library resource visibility on the web, and internal library workflows.
Web driven revolution for library data
Context of device results in different displays of same information.
Technological revolutions start as curiosities.
- Web started as web of documents then …
- Web of active documents created on the fly. then …
- Discovery then …
- Data …then
Libraries missed Web of Discovery and Data.
Currently in Web of Knowledge. What will libraries do?
The Web of Data – a library shaped black hole. No library participation?
record = a thing constituting a piece of evidence about the past
entity — a thing
Entity in web world has a URI
- Author: URI to author
Linked Data– OCLC WorldCat, BIBframe from LoC
Library resources invisible on the Web
Search engines looking for schema.org
- Not used by libraries.
- Descriptive data.
- Embedded in HTML.
- Linked Data.
- eventual replacement for Marc 21
- identify information entities
- conversion from Marc
- Publish in RDF – Linked Data
- White paper exploring common ground between OCLC and LoC approaches
Why catalog? So we can find things.
Why share on web? so users can find things.
Where are users? On Google.
Move libraries to using linked data. — Schema.org