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Wednesday, July 29 • 9:00am - 10:00am
Wikidata for digital collections metadata remediation • IIIF for discovery of digital cultural heritage material

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Session recording

Looking beyond LC: Wikidata for Metadata Reconciliation and Enhancement, Greer Martin (Loyola University Chicago)
This lightning talk will discuss the use of Wikidata for retrieving geodata for a Wordpress mapping project. Data from a website, a directory of women scholars in a specific field, required normalization, and the Library of Congress authorities were the initial target for this work, via reconciliation services in OpenRefine. However, Wikidata provided more: name reconciliation and the required geographic data for our mapping plugin, due the ability to pull properties of reconciled Wikidata records.The simplicity of this task has inspired the investigation of using Wikidata for digital collections metadata remediation, particularly for building and personal names, with an eye towards how this data can be enhanced by Wikidata data extensions.

Using IIIF to help improve search and discovery of digital cultural heritage material, Jeff Mixter (OCLC)
OCLC is a member in the IIIF (International Image Interoperability Framework) Consortium and has been integrating IIIF standards in OCLC products for the past 4 years. In 2019, OCLC Research started experimenting with the IIIF Change Discovery API, testing its use as an IIIF syndication and aggregation protocol. This experimental work confirmed the benefits of standardization around the IIIF Change Discovery API and resulted in an experimental discovery application for searching across 13 Million IIIF compliant CONTENTdm resources. Jeff will demonstrate the experimental search application and highlight the metadata analysis and synthesis challenges that arise when working with heterogeneous IIIF resource descriptions in a large aggregation.

Session Facilitators
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Winny Nekesa Akullo

Head Library and Documentation Centre, Public Procurement and Disposal of Public Assets Authority
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Hilary Thorsen

Resource Sharing Librarian, Stanford Libraries
Former metadata librarian and Wikimedian in Residence. Happy to talk about Wikidata and the LD4 Wikidata Affinity Group!

Presenters
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Greer Martin

Metadata Technologies Librarian, Loyola University Chicago
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Jeff Mixter

Software Engineer, OCLC Research
Jeff Mixter works as a Software Engineer in OCLC's Membership & Research division. His work focuses on linked data and digital humanities research. He holds Bachelor's degrees in history and German from The Ohio State University as well as Master's degrees in Library Information Science... Read More →


Wednesday July 29, 2020 9:00am - 10:00am PDT