News You Can Use
ALA Unit/Subunit: ALA
Meeting Type: News You Can Use
Cost: Included with full conference registration.
Join OCLC Research, one of the world's leading research groups devoted to challenges facing libraries and archives, for an overview of several active research projects with a special focus on a Linked Data Prototype developed in partnership with 16 libraries. This unique project uses out-of-the-box services from WikiMedia, other open source applications, and a high quality set of name entities available from FAST, VIAF, and Wikidata to prototype services to 1) reconcile names for people, organizations, concepts, places; and 2) create, edit, and share entity descriptions while also allowing for the contribution of additional contextual relationships between entities. Hear more about the project, insights gained by the partnerships, and next steps for the pilot. Following the briefing, audience members are invited to offer comments and ask questions.