LITA/ALCTS Linked Library Data Interest Group Meeting, ALA Midwinter 2017

Linked Data for Real

Please join us on Saturday, January 21, 2017, 8:30-10:00 AM, in the Georgia World Congress Center, B207 for three exciting presentations describing the use of linked data in current library projects. After the speaker presentations, the group will have an opportunity for questions and discussion.

Presentation Title: Linked Metadata for 3D-models: From Dublin Core to Europeana Data Model

Presenter: Xiying Mi, Metadata Librarian, University of South Florida Libraries
Presenter: Bonita Pollock, Metadata Librarian, University of South Florida Libraries

Abstract: The University of South Florida Libraries in conjunction with Lori Collins and Travis Doering, Co-Directors of the USF Libraries Digital Heritage and Humanities Collections, represent cultural heritage projects with embedded 3D-models harvested from Sketchfab. This talk discusses how the library stores, curates, and provides access to cultural heritage 3D-model collections. Our goals are to provide greater access to the digital collections by enhancing the metadata fields, to better facilitate the 3D visualization models for display and viewing, and to increase the ability to share our collections online through the use of a metadata schema compatible with linked data. We employ Dublin Core as our descriptive metadata schema and use the Europeana Data Model as the linked data structure. We chose the Europeana Data Model because it has a semantic web-based framework designed for cultural heritage objects, which supports linked data enabling our metadata to be more easily shared with other institutions. This project explores the possible ways of supporting 3D-model collections in a library context as well as providing the groundwork for linked open data. These efforts are supporting work being done by a new research unit in our library that works with 3D and digital heritage data collections, research, and dissemination.

Presentation Title: A Linked Data Metadata Scheme for Clothing Collections

Presenter: Maura Valentino, Metadata Librarian, Oregon State University Libraries and Press

Abstract: Digitization offers magnified views, and the history and stories that an object has to tell. Clothing has an important story to tell. In 2015, the OSU College of Business embarked on a project with OSU Libraries & Press to digitize and make available online an historic clothing collection. This collection focuses on design motifs and patterns, and also Euro-American apparel from the beginning of the 19th century to the late 20th century, and non-Western apparel from the 15th, 17th, and 18th centuries. As there was no metadata scheme for clothing within an existing namespace, Maura Valentino created a metadata scheme using elements from other schemes with existing namespaces, as well as original elements that were added to the Oregon Digital Opaque Namespace. These elements were combined to create a new linked data historic clothing metadata scheme.  This scheme is now available to other institutions to describe their clothing collections.

Presentation Title: Collaborative Linked Data Project for BIBFRAME 2.0 for Library Information Spotlight

Presenter: Amanda Xu, Metadata Analyst Librarian, University of Iowa Libraries

Abstract: Library linked data promises to meet libraries’ need for agility in content delivery and user engagement. This project chose BIBFRAME 2.0 to enable libraries to publish bibliographic resources in a way that Web understands, consume linked data to enrich the resources relevant to the libraries’ user communities, and visualize networks across collections.  Through collaboration with two project teams, consisting students and faculty from Indiana University and University of Iowa since April 2016, the project built proof-of-concept demo of BIBFRAME 2.0 modeling for work, instance, item, agent, topic, etc. from the local bibliographic records in Alma and external data sources, representing library Info spotlight of operas in Opera Planet, a linked list of opera books, videos, sound recordings, streaming media, etc. interwoven into user’s online experience using BIBFRAME 2.0, conversion tools, and novel visualization techniques. The presentation will cover what it takes to build the teams to develop the linked library data applications for content enhancement and visualization.

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