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We are excited to announce three exceptional presentations at this year ALA Annual Linked Library Data Interest Group session to be held at 8:30-10:00AM, Saturday, June 25, 2016 in W208 at Orange County Convention Center (OCCC).
1. Title - OpenVIVO: a hosted platform for representing scholarly work
Description: OpenVIVO is a hosted, VIVO system that anyone with an ORCiD identifier can use. Using ORCiD identifiers for signon and contributor identification, OpenVIVO can gather works from Figshare, ORCiD, PubMed, and CrossRef. A signed on user can add a paper, or other identified work, to their profile by providing the DOI, along with the contribution they made to the work.
OpenVIVO loads the metadata for the publication from CrossRef in real time. GRID data is used to identify organizations. An extensive list of journals is included. Data is published to GitHub on a daily basis for anyone to use. Features developed for OpenVIVO will become part of VIVO in future releases. OpenVIVO demonstrates the value of augmentation of the scholarly record with identifiers, the addition and tracking of contribution types, the value of open, immediate reuse of the data through daily export under FAIR (Findable, Accessible, Interoperable, and Reusable) data principles.
VIVO, on which OpenVIVO is based, is an open source, community supported, linked data system for representing scholarly work. Institutions host VIVO to collect, represent, and provide information regarding the scholarly work at their institutions and the people involved in that work. Using the VIVO-ISF ontology, VIVO provides an open platform for integrating information from repositories, publishers, funding agencies, and others, providing that information to the public in the form of data driven profile pages, and using the data to learn more about the nature of scholarship, and in particular, the interactions of scholars as coauthors, teachers, mentors, and grant participants. Data from VIVO has been used for expert finding, social network analysis, program evaluation, faculty development, grant writing, and team building.
The talk will describe OpenVIVO and its value to scholars and those who study scholarship. Features, design decisions and experience will be described, as well as relationships between OpenVIVO, institutional VIVOs, and other elements of the scholarly ecosystem. Use of OpenVIVO data will be described through examples of cross site search, and pattern analysis.
Speaker: Michael Conlon, PhD, VIVO Project Director, Emeritus Faculty, University of Florida
2. Title: Linked Data for Production : Research Questions and Project Goals
Description: Following the completion of the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation funded Linked Data for Libraries (LD4L) phase 1 (2014-2016), the libraries of Columbia, Cornell, Harvard, Princeton and Stanford Universities along with the Library of Congress partnered on Linked Data for Production (LD4P), a research project investigating linked data in a technical services environment. This Mellon funded effort includes cataloging natively in RDF, data conversion and developing ontology extensions for the description of art, cartographic materials, performed music and rare materials.
This presentation will detail the research questions raised in LD4P, which are also relevant for all linked data implementations in libraries, including data persistence and sharing as well as technical infrastructure. It will provide an overview of the LD4P institutional projects and discuss the alignment between the LD4P program and LD4L Labs, a complementary Andrew W. Mellon Foundation funded project developing tools in support of linked data in a library context.
Jason Kovari, Head of Metadata Services, Cornell University
Nancy Lorimer, Head of Metadata Department, Stanford University
Joyce Bell, Cataloging & Metadata Services Director, Princeton University
Steven Folsom, Metadata Technologies Program Manager, Harvard University
Sally McCallum, Chief, Network Development/MARC Standards Office, Library of Congress
Melanie Wacker, Metadata Coordinator, Columbia University
3. Title: Linking People: Developing Collaborative Regional Vocabularies
Description: The University of Utah was awarded an IMLS grant titled "Linking People: Developing Collaborative Regional Vocabularies." This project involves four phases: 1) investigating data models to express local/regional name authority data using linked data standards; 2) evaluation of tools used for creating, maintaining, and making this data available; 3) pilot implementation using the tools investigated in the second phase; 4) assessment of how this type of authority data can improve digital collection metadata on a local, regional, and national level. This presentation will foster a discussion about the benefits of collaborative regional authority control and encourage audience participation and feedback in articulating additional use cases for the development of local/regional ontologies. Current constraints for authority control in digital collections using linked data standards will be explored, as will the impact in discoverability on harvested metadata in an aggregated repository.
Jeremy Myntti, Head of Digital Library Services, University of Utah
Anna Neatrour, Metadata Librarian, University of Utah
We look forward to seeing you all there!
Violeta Ilik Co-Chair LLD IGJee Davis Co-Chair LLD IG