Matthew Roth | 13 Jul 21:05 2015
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Highwire press tags / google scholar transformation?

Dear MODS list,

We would like to output Highwire Press tags when displaying our documents 
online. It has been recommended that we utilize highwire press tags [0] in 
order for google scholar to more readily make our material discoverable [1]. 

Does a transformation from MODs, our upstream format, exist? or should I 
begin crafting my own?

Best,
Matt

[0] http://www.emeraldinsight.com/doi/full/10.1108/07378831211213210
[1] https://scholar.google.com/intl/en-us/scholar/inclusion.html#indexing
Angela Di Iorio | 29 Jun 01:20 2015
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http://id.loc.gov/vocabulary/resourceTypes

Hi,
it seems that this vocabulary corresponds to the mods:typeOfResource vocabulary.
But currently there isn't a way to provide authority attributes family in this element.
So do they correspond? and if yes wiil the authority attributes be provided?
Many thanks.
Angela


Meehleib, Tracy | 17 Jun 20:02 2015
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MODS Implementation Registry and Tools -- 2015 Update

Hi MODS Users,

 

We are in the process of updating the MODS Implementation Registry and Tools for MODS pages and would like to add any new projects/tools that are currently available to the community.

 

If you would like your projects/tools to be included, please supply information for each category in the MODS Implementation Registry http://www.loc.gov/standards/mods/registry.php and/or Tools for MODS page http://www.loc.gov/standards/mods/tools_for_mods.php , and we will add your projects/tools to the registry.

 

If you have already registered an implementation or a tool, please take a moment to review the entry for it and send us any new information we might need to bring the entry up to date.

 

Thank you, Tracy

 

Tracy Meehleib
Network Development and MARC Standards Office
Library of Congress
101 Independence Ave SE
Washington, DC 20540-4402
+1 202 707 0121 (voice)
+1 202 707 0115 (fax)

tmee <at> loc.gov

 

 

Shelley Doljack | 17 Jun 00:07 2015
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Uniform title (name/title) and URIs in MODS

How is the URI for a uniform title (name/title) supposed to be encoded in MODS?

Do I put the URI for the name in the name element and the URI for the name/title in the title element?
    <titleInfo type="uniform" nameTitleGroup="1" authority="naf" valueURI="http://id.loc.gov/authorities/names/no95050975">
        <title>Szenen aus der Czárda, no. 4</title>
    </titleInfo>
    <name type="personal" nameTitleGroup="1" usage="primary" authority="naf" valueURI="http://id.loc.gov/authorities/names/n85119442">
        <namePart>Hubay, Jenő, 1858-1937</namePart>
        <role>
            <roleTerm authority="marcrelator" type="code" valueURI="http://id.loc.gov/vocabulary/relators/cmp">cmp</roleTerm>
            <roleTerm authority="marcrelator" type="text" valueURI="http://id.loc.gov/vocabulary/relators/cmp">composer</roleTerm>
        </role>
    </name>

Or do I only put the URI for the name/title in the title element since the titleInfo and name nodes are linked
through the nameTitleGroup attribute?
    <titleInfo type="uniform" nameTitleGroup="1" authority="naf" valueURI="http://id.loc.gov/authorities/names/no95050975">
        <title>Szenen aus der Czárda, no. 4</title>
    </titleInfo>
    <name type="personal" nameTitleGroup="1" usage="primary">
        <namePart>Hubay, Jenő, 1858-1937</namePart>
        <role>
            <roleTerm authority="marcrelator" type="code" valueURI="http://id.loc.gov/vocabulary/relators/cmp">cmp</roleTerm>
            <roleTerm authority="marcrelator" type="text" valueURI="http://id.loc.gov/vocabulary/relators/cmp">composer</roleTerm>
        </role>
    </name>

Thanks,
Shelley

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Discovery Metadata Librarian 
Metadata Department
Stanford University Libraries
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650-725-0167

Alix Bentrud | 11 Jun 14:58 2015

DATE CORRECTION Announcement LYRASIS offering classes on MODS, Linked Data, and METS

This Summer, LYRASIS offering  the following online classes:

 

Using MODS to Describe Cultural Heritage Resources – June 24

Introduction to Linked Data for Libraries - July 15

Introduction to METS – August 20

 

 

Using MODS to Describe Cultural Heritage Resources (Live Online)

 

The Metadata Object Description Schema (MODS) is used widely for resource description in cultural heritage institutions doing digitization projects. This session gives an overview of its purpose, design principles, data elements and implementations particularly for digital projects.    https://www.lyrasis.org/Pages/EventDetail.aspx?Eid=797EEADE-86E7-E411-88A4-002219586F0D

 

Date: Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Time: 10:00am - 12:00pm (EST)

 

 

 

Introduction to Linked Data for Libraries (Live Online)

 

Linked Open Data is a feature of the Semantic Web that has been gaining attention in recent years. "Linked Data" refers to data published in accordance with principles designed to facilitate linkages among all kinds of resources on the Web; it goes beyond hypertext links between documents to include links to anything that has identity, such as people, controlled vocabularies, geographic places, etc. Linked Data opens up the wealth of resources in libraries and exposes it to the wider world of the Web, enabling sharing and reusability. This class provides an introduction to the principles of Linked Data, the methods of making data available in such a form, and illustrates interesting applications that libraries are developing.   https://www.lyrasis.org/Pages/EventDetail.aspx?Eid=FE058B10-87E7-E411-88A4-002219586F0D

 

Date: Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Time: 2:00pm - 4:00pm (EST)

 

 

 

Introduction to METS (Metadata Encoding and Transmission Standard)  (Live Online)

 

This class introduces the features of METS and how it is used as an information package to include metadata and digital content. It describes the parts of a METS document, how different metadata schemes are used with it, and how it is implemented in digital library projects. It also addresses the purpose and creation of METS application profiles, which detail best practices for specific implementations. https://www.lyrasis.org/Pages/EventDetail.aspx?Eid=EBFF7B3B-87E7-E411-88A4-002219586F0D

 

Date: Thursday, August 20, 2015

Time: 2:00pm - 4:00pm (EST)

 

 

Seats are available! Visit us online for more information and to register!   https://www.lyrasis.org/Pages/Events.aspx

 

 

 

Alix Bentrud
Preservation Services Librarian
alix.bentrud-XLSsnTcP9sZAfugRpC6u6w@public.gmane.org

800.999.8558 x 4875 Main
404.387.4853 Cell

alix.bentrud Skype

 

 

Check lyrasisnow.org for news and feature articles.

 

Steven Folsom | 10 Jun 21:53 2015
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Position Posting: Metadata Librarian (Cornell University Library)

Cornell University Library is seeking applicants for the position of Metadata Librarian. Under the general direction of the Head of Metadata Services, the Metadata Librarian focuses on the creation, maintenance, and enrichment of metadata representing Cornell's digital, physical, and virtual collections. In cooperation with other library staff, the Metadata Librarian provides expertise in the development, implementation and assessment of metadata policies and procedures to Cornell while monitoring external developments, standards development and changing needs in these areas. This position focuses on metadata maintenance activities, primarily the integration of metadata across systems and extending relationships between resources. The Metadata Librarian will holistically consider metadata across Cornell's collections, including MARC and non-MARC metadata.    The Metadata Librarian actively participates in local and national discussions relating to the access, retrieval, description, and management of library resources and in in the library's research and development efforts. 

Please see the full job description, including required and preferred qualifications, and details for application, at https://cornellu.taleo.net/careersection/10164/jobdetail.ftl?job=28110. Applications will be accepted through July 10, 2015.

-- 
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Discovery Metadata Librarian
Cornell University Library
Melinda Flannery | 10 Jun 00:02 2015

ALA Annual in San Francisco-- CaMMS Forum on Bibframe Sunday, June 28, 1-2 pm

Please excuse cross-posting.

***

CaMMS Forum: BIBFRAME Experimentation and Development

When: Sunday, June 28, 2015 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm

Location: Moscone Convention Center 132 (N)

BIBFRAME, in the early stages of development, has moved into a time rich with experimentation and possibilities. Come and  join us for a lively hour of presentation and discussion, covering  experimental projects underway at the University of Washington and about vocabulary development occurring with a group of partner libraries.

Speaker 1: Joseph Kiegel

The University of Washington has been working actively on BIBFRAME since 2014.  This presentation describes three separate projects.  The first involved staff training in RDF and BIBFRAME, and then a review of converted MARC records.  The process of organizing for the review is described and sample results are given.  In a second project, a mapping from RDA Core to BIBFRAME was developed and tested using native RDA cataloging.  A third project, which is in its initial stages, involves assembling a body of topically related material in CONTENTdm, MARC and EAD and converting them to BIBFRAME.

Speaker 2: Nancy Fallgren:

The National Library of Medicine (‘NLM’) has proposed that BIBFRAME should be a lean, broadly shareable vocabulary that is supplemented with more specificity from other more specialized descriptive schema.  Toward that goal, NLM has been collaborating with Zepheira, George Washington University, and University of California, Davis, on development of Zepheira’s BF Lite vocabulary.  This presentation will provide an update on the progress of that collaboration.

Speaker Biographies

Joseph Kiegel is Head of Cataloging and Metadata Services at the University of Washington Libraries in Seattle.  Beginning his career as a cataloger, he has held supervisory positions in cataloging and monographic acquisitions for 30 years.  He has been active in the UW Metadata Implementation Group and in an XSLT Study Group.  He has served on committees in the Orbis Cascade Alliance regarding collaborative technical services and the implementation of a shared ILS.  He has an MLIS and an MA in Russian from the University of Iowa.

Nancy Fallgren is the Metadata Librarian in the Cataloging and Metadata Management Section of the National Library of Medicine.  She became involved with BIBFRAME in October 2012 as NLM’s representative to the Library of Congress’ Early Experimenters group and has been actively working on BIBFRAME development ever since.  Nancy leads NLM’s BIBFRAME experimentation team and is also a member of NLM’s Linked Data Infrastructure Working Group. <!-- /* Font Definitions */ <at> font-face {font-family:Calibri; panose-1:2 15 5 2 2 2 4 3 2 4; mso-font-charset:0; mso-generic-font-family:swiss; mso-font-pitch:variable; mso-font-signature:-536870145 1073786111 1 0 415 0;} /* Style Definitions */ p.MsoNormal, li.MsoNormal, div.MsoNormal {mso-style-unhide:no; mso-style-qformat:yes; mso-style-parent:""; margin-top:0in; margin-right:0in; margin-bottom:10.0pt; margin-left:0in; line-height:115%; mso-pagination:widow-orphan; font-size:11.0pt; font-family:"Calibri","sans-serif"; mso-ascii-font-family:Calibri; mso-ascii-theme-font:minor-latin; mso-fareast-font-family:Calibri; mso-fareast-theme-font:minor-latin; mso-hansi-font-family:Calibri; mso-hansi-theme-font:minor-latin; mso-bidi-font-family:"Times New Roman"; mso-bidi-theme-font:minor-bidi;} .MsoChpDefault {mso-style-type:export-only; mso-default-props:yes; font-family:"Calibri","sans-serif"; mso-ascii-font-family:Calibri; mso-ascii-theme-font:minor-latin; mso-fareast-font-family:Calibri; mso-fareast-theme-font:minor-latin; mso-hansi-font-family:Calibri; mso-hansi-theme-font:minor-latin; mso-bidi-font-family:"Times New Roman"; mso-bidi-theme-font:minor-bidi;} .MsoPapDefault {mso-style-type:export-only; margin-bottom:10.0pt; line-height:115%;} <at> page WordSection1 {size:8.5in 11.0in; margin:1.0in 1.0in 1.0in 1.0in; mso-header-margin:.5in; mso-footer-margin:.5in; mso-paper-source:0;} div.WordSection1 {page:WordSection1;} --> -- -- Melinda Reagor Flannery Assistant University Librarian for Technical Services Rice University Fondren Library-MS44 P.O. Box 1892 Houston, TX 77251-1892 713.348.3773 713.348.5862 (fax)
Alix Bentrud | 1 Jun 16:02 2015

Announcement LYRASIS offering classes on MODS, Linked Data, and METS

In June and July, LYRASIS offering  the following online classes:

 

Using MODS to Describe Cultural Heritage Resources – June 24

Introduction to Linked Data for Libraries - July 15

Introduction to METS – July 20

 

Using MODS to Describe Cultural Heritage Resources (Live Online)

The Metadata Object Description Schema (MODS) is used widely for resource description in cultural heritage institutions doing digitization projects. This session gives an overview of its purpose, design principles, data elements and implementations particularly for digital projects.    https://www.lyrasis.org/Pages/EventDetail.aspx?Eid=797EEADE-86E7-E411-88A4-002219586F0D

Date: Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Time: 10:00am - 12:00pm (EST)

 

 

 

Introduction to Linked Data for Libraries (Live Online)

Linked Open Data is a feature of the Semantic Web that has been gaining attention in recent years. "Linked Data" refers to data published in accordance with principles designed to facilitate linkages among all kinds of resources on the Web; it goes beyond hypertext links between documents to include links to anything that has identity, such as people, controlled vocabularies, geographic places, etc. Linked Data opens up the wealth of resources in libraries and exposes it to the wider world of the Web, enabling sharing and reusability. This class provides an introduction to the principles of Linked Data, the methods of making data available in such a form, and illustrates interesting applications that libraries are developing.   https://www.lyrasis.org/Pages/EventDetail.aspx?Eid=FE058B10-87E7-E411-88A4-002219586F0D

Date: Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Time: 2:00pm - 4:00pm (EST)

 

 

Introduction to METS (Metadata Encoding and Transmission Standard)  (Live Online)

This class introduces the features of METS and how it is used as an information package to include metadata and digital content. It describes the parts of a METS document, how different metadata schemes are used with it, and how it is implemented in digital library projects. It also addresses the purpose and creation of METS application profiles, which detail best practices for specific implementations. https://www.lyrasis.org/Pages/EventDetail.aspx?Eid=EBFF7B3B-87E7-E411-88A4-002219586F0D

 

Date: Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Time: 2:00pm - 4:00pm (EST)

 

 

Seats are available! Visit us online for more information and to register!   https://www.lyrasis.org/Pages/Events.aspx

 

 

 

Alix Bentrud
Preservation Services Librarian
alix.bentrud-XLSsnTcP9sZAfugRpC6u6w@public.gmane.org

800.999.8558 x 4875 Main
404.387.4853 Cell

alix.bentrud Skype

 

 

Check lyrasisnow.org for news and feature articles.

 

Bernadette Houghton | 29 May 00:11 2015
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NISO RP-22-2015

In light of the new NISO standard which recommends that <free_to_read> and <license_ref> elements be used to indicate access status and licence URIs, are there any plans afoot to accommodate these within MODS?

 

TIA.

 

Bernadette Houghton

Digitisation and Preservation Librarian

Library

Deakin University

Locked Bag 20000, Geelong, VIC 3220

+61 3 52278230

bernadette.houghton-s/yHM3Pchp9WG/WdbR7gnQ@public.gmane.org

www.deakin.edu.au

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Nikos Houssos | 20 May 12:26 2015
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Call for Papers (Deadline extension) - Special Track on Metadata & Semantics for Open Repositories, Research Information Systems and Data Infrastructures

======= Apologies for cross-⁠⁠posting =======

CALL FOR PAPERS - DEADLINE EXTENDED (5th June)

MTSR 2015 - Special Track on Metadata & Semantics for Open Repositories, 
Research Information Systems and Data Infrastructures

Part of the the 9th Metadata and Semantics Research Conference (MTSR 
2015)
http://www.mtsr-conf.org

Aim and Scope
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The sharing and re-use of research information is becoming an 
increasingly important aspect of scientific activity. Text publications 
are traditionally the main way of publishing research output and 
challenges still exist for their optimal recording and dissemination. 
Scientific communities increasingly recognise the immense significance 
of storing, discovering, processing, preserving and re-using data sets 
as well as other types of research objects like workflows and software. 
Furthermore, Public Sector Information, potentially valuable for 
research purposes, is provided openly by governments although not always 
in forms that enable re-use.

Metadata is a critical factor in this area, actually providing the means 
to promote black-box digital files to discoverable and re-usable 
objects. Rich metadata about research output needs to be recorded and 
disseminated, including contextual and provenance information (for 
example, relationships of publications and data sets with people, 
organisations, funding information, facilities and equipment). For 
certain use cases, metadata needs to be uniformly accessed across 
research domains, to foster collaboration and re-use of data sets among 
different disciplines and vertical communities. However, the recording 
and utilisation of domain-specific information is also significant in 
many circumstances. A range of open research and technical issues have 
to be addressed towards these goals, while it is also recognised that 
international harmonisation on standards and technologies is of critical 
importance.

The aim of this Special Track is to serve as a forum for experts to 
present recent results and experiences, establish liaisons with other 
groups and reflect on the state-of-the-art of metadata and semantic 
aspects of open repositories, research information systems and data 
infrastructures.

Topics
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Topics include but are not limited to contributions dealing with the 
following issues:

- Metadata, knowledge representation and relevant standards in open 
access repositories, research information systems and research 
infrastructures

- Semantic interoperability and information integration in open access 
repositories, research information systems and research infrastructures

- Application of semantic web technologies in open access repositories, 
research information systems and research infrastructures

- Data infrastructures (e.g. scientific data, public sector 
information)

- Contextual and provenance metadata in open access repositories, 
research information systems and research infrastructures

-⁠ Metadata interoperability for data infrastructures across 
disciplines

- Metadata quality in open access repositories, research information 
systems and research infrastructures

- Mechanisms, tools and infrastructures for shared services in open 
access repositories, research information systems and research 
infrastructures

-⁠⁠ Digital preservation workflows and mechanisms and impact on 
metadata

- Value-added services based on open access repositories, research 
information systems and research infrastructures


Important dates
-⁠⁠-⁠⁠-⁠⁠-⁠⁠-⁠⁠-⁠⁠-⁠⁠-⁠⁠-⁠⁠-⁠⁠-⁠⁠-⁠⁠-⁠⁠-⁠⁠-⁠⁠-⁠⁠-⁠⁠-⁠⁠-⁠⁠-⁠⁠-⁠⁠-⁠⁠-⁠⁠
June 5th 2015: Paper submission deadline (EXTENDED)
June 16th 2015: Acceptance/⁠⁠rejection notification
June 30th 2015: Camera-⁠⁠ready papers due
September 9th-11th 2015: Conference at Manchester Metropolitan 
University

Submissions
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Interested authors can submit to EasyChair 
(https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=mtsr2015

)
The following types of presentation are invited:

-⁠⁠ full papers (12 pages) reporting complete research

-⁠⁠ short papers (6 pages) presenting ongoing or preliminary research


Papers should be original and not previously submitted to other 
Conferences or Journals. All submissions will be reviewed on the basis 
of relevance, originality, importance and clarity following a 
double-blind peer review process. Submitted papers have to follow the 
LNCS proceedings formatting style and guidelines. Authors of accepted 
papers will be asked to register to the Conference and present their 
work in the form of either oral presentation or poster presentation. The 
Conference welcomes Workshops and Tutorial on any issues concerning the 
main themes of MTSR such as metadata, ontologies, semantic Web, 
knowledge management, software engineering and digital libraries.

Publication /⁠⁠ Proceedings
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The submissions to the Special Track will be reviewed by at least two 
members of the Program Committee.

Accepted papers will be published Proceedings will be published by 
Springer in the Communications in Computer and Information Science 
(CCIS) book series (http://www.springer.com/series/7899

). CCIS is abstracted/indexed in DBLP, Google Scholar, EI-Compendex, 
Mathematical Reviews, SCImago, Scopus. CCIS volumes are also submitted 
for the inclusion in ISI Proceedings.

Revised and extended versions of best papers will be published in 
selected international journals, including the International Journal of 
Metadata, Semantics and Ontologies (Inderscience) the Program: 
Electronic library and information systems (Emerald), and the 
International Information & Library Review (Taylor & Francis) (list 
incomplete).

Special Track Programme Committee
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Sophie Aubin, Institut National de la Recherche Agronomique, France
Daniele Bailo, Istituto Nazionale di Geofisica e Vulcanologia, Italy
Hugo Besemer, Wageningen UR Library, The Netherlands
Gordon Dunshire, University of Strathclyde, UK
Jan Dvorak, Charles University of Prague, Czech Republic
Siddeswara Guru, University of Queensland, Australia
Keith Jeffery, Keith G Jeffery Consultants, UK
Kris Jack, Mendeley, UK
Rebecca Koskela, University of New Mexico, USA
Jessica Lindholm, Malmö University, Sweden
Daniela Luzi, Institute for Research on Population and Social Policies - 
Italian National Research Council (IRPPS-CNR), Italy
Devika P. Madalli, Indian Statistical Institute, India
Paolo Manghi, Institute of Information Science and Technologies-Italian 
National Research Council (ISTI-CNR), Italy
Natalia Manola, University of Athens, Greece
Brian Matthews, Science and Technology Facilities Council, UK
Eva Mendez, University Carlos III, Spain
Jochen Schirrwagen, University of Bielefeld, German
Joachim Schöpfel, University of Lille, France
Chrisa Tsinaraki, European Commission, Joint Research Centre, Italy
Yannis Tzitzikas, University of Crete and ICS-⁠⁠FORTH, Greece
Zhong Wang, Sun-⁠⁠Yat-⁠⁠Sen University, China
Zhang Xuefu, Agricultural Information Institute, Chinese Academy of 
Agricultural Sciences (CAAS), China
Marcia Zeng, Kent State University, USA

Special Track Chairs
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Imma Subirats, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations 
(Italy)

Nikos Houssos, EKT/⁠⁠NHRF (Greece)


For your intention to submit a paper, or any other inquiry, please 
contact the track chairs at imma.subirats@...

About MTSR'15
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The 9th Metadata and Semantics Research Conference will be hosted by the 
Manchester Metropolitan University from 9 to 11 September, 2015. MTSR'15 
aims to bring together scholars and practitioners that share a common 
interest in the interdisciplinary field of metadata, semantics, linked 
data and ontologies.

Steven Folsom | 20 May 03:32 2015
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REMINDER: ALCTS Announces an ALA 2015 Preconference on Real World Linked Data

Please excuse any cross-posting...


Beyond the Looking Glass
Real World Linked Data —  What Does It Take to Make It Work?
Friday, June 26, 2015, 8:30 am – 4:30pm
Moscone Convention Center, San Francisco


Current discussion puts undue emphasis on the philosophy and technology of linked data. Yes, it's cool and demands to be played with. And yes, the library community is late to the party. But what is required for success besides an interesting idea?


This preconference is intended for non-IT library staff, that have a general understanding of linked data, and are ready to engage further in learning and applying data modeling concepts that are central to using/creating linked data in a production environment. Some knowledge of XML and HTML will be assumed (although not required).


8:30–8:45    Introduction, Announcements, & Attendees’ Desired Take Aways

Moderator: Laura Dawson, ISNI; with attendee participation.


8:45–9:45    Designing the Garden: Getting Grounded in Linked Data

Presenter: Jenn Riley, McGill University Library


Re-envisioning library metadata as Linked Data will require far more than data migration and implementation of new technical tools. Our community must re-design itself--working towards a shared understanding of what systems and people working with library metadata do, what success looks like, and how we work with other communities. This presentation will lay the groundwork for the remaining preconference speakers through discussion of high level functions for library metadata staff in a Linked Data environment, metadata pipelines within the library community and with external communities, and the value that cultural heritage organizations can bring to information both digital and analog.


9:45–10:00    Attendee Thoughts & Questions
On Jenn’s presentation, as well as how this impacts desired take aways. Hopefully, these Q&A periods at the end of each presentation will help us create a conversation throughout the day, that is summed up and connected in the final take away session.


10:00–10:15    Break
Refreshments provided by ALA.


10:15–11:15    An OCLC Perspective on What It Takes to Make Linked Data Work
Presenter: Karen Smith Yoshimura with assistance from Jean Godby, OCLC


From OCLC’s experiences in data mining WorldCat to identify entities that can be exposed to the semantic Web, we’ve learned there’s a lot of data that can be parsed easily and made into “statements” — and sadly, a lot that cannot be without much more effort. Karen and Jean offer some examples from OCLC Researchmultilingual bibliographic structure and performers extraction adventures of what metadata specialists can do now to  make it easier to transform text strings in MARC data into the entity-“things” we later expose as linked data that others can consume.


11:15–11:30    Questions

On Karen’s presentation, as well as how this impacts desired take aways. Hopefully, these Q&A periods at the end of each presentation will help us create a conversation throughout the day, that is summed up and connected in the final take away session.


11:30–1:00    Lunch Break


1:00–2:00    Modeling, Money, & Metrics Or How to NOT Re-Invent the Wheel

Presenters: Nannette Naught, Information Management Team (IMT), Inc; with Laura Dawson, ISNI


Are you wondering what the business case for linked data looks like? Are you asking yourself where to look for working models? Are you uncomfortable justifying modeling activities? Or explaining the real world benefits of this total change in approach? You are not alone. These questions are on Library’s mind today. As experienced resource developers and product managers, Nannette and Laura have learned to answer similar questions in the publishing, standards, and knowledge management worlds. They will share their their thoughts about how to answer questions simply in a way that speaks across discipline and skill level. They will introduce some experience-driven best practices to take back to your institution.


2:00–2:15    Questions

On Nannette and Laura’s presentation, as well as how this impacts desired take aways. Hopefully, these Q&A periods at the end of each presentation will help us createconversation throughout the day, that is summed up and connected in the final take away session.


2:15–2:45    Break

Refreshments provided by ALA.


2:45–3:45    Lessons Learned from a Greenhorn Ontologist, Or How I Couldn't Have Given This Presentation a Year Ago

Presenter: Steven Folsom, Cornell University


Are you a library technical services professional and ever felt uncomfortable about writing to the BIBFRAME list (or other linked data conversation) with a question? This presenter has too.  As a member of the Linked Data for Libraries project (LD4L, a Mellon funded grant between Cornell, Stanford, and Harvard) Steven has had to quickly develop a command of linked data principles and ontology best practices. He will introduce core ontology concepts and recommend strategies for skills building in order for library technical service professionals to participate comfortably in the development and use of ontologies.


3:45–4:00    Questions

On Steven’s presentation, as well as how this impacts desired take aways. Hopefully, these Q&A periods at the end of each presentation will help us create conversation throughout the day, that is summed up and connected in the final take away session.


4:00–4:30    The Take Aways
Moderator: Laura Dawson. Group discussion with attendee and panelist participation.

Register through the ALA Annual Conference web site. Add the preconference to your conference registration, or register for the preconference alone.  The price of this full-day preconference is: $219 for ALCTS members (use special code ALCTS2015); $269 ALA for members, $319 for non-members.  Event Code: ALC3

See the ALCTS conference website for information about other ALCTS events, including preconferences on best practices for cataloging videos, real world linked data, coding for efficiencies for cataloging and metadata, and challenges with managing streaming media for academic libraries.

This preconference is sponsored by the ALCTS Cataloging and Metadata Management Section’s (CaMMS) Continuing Education Committee.

ALCTS is a division of the American Library Association.


Thank you for your consideration,

Steven

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Steven Folsom
Discovery Metadata Librarian
Cornell University Library

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