[Metadatalibrarians] ALA Annual 2016 - LLD IG Program

violeta ilik ilik.violeta at gmail.com
Tue May 10 09:25:28 PDT 2016

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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

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

Non-presenting co-authors:

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


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 IG
Jee Davis Co-Chair LLD IG

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