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Indiana U. Archives sur Twitter : "Protip: always descriptively label your files. #archives #metadata... Standardizing Metadata for Digital Humanities. Digital Humanities (DH) applications such as databases, digital editions, and data visualizations provide users with the opportunity to search and curate datasets in new and interesting ways.

Standardizing Metadata for Digital Humanities

By using the power of computing technologies, DH applications can uncover patterns in data that shed light on previously untold stories. In order for these applications to be successful, they require high quality metadata that is based on standardization and consistency. However, the historical and literary documents that make up the datasets for these applications are often messy, ambiguous, and varied. As metadata specialists, how do we aid the DH community in creating metadata standards that maintain the authenticity and spirit of original datasets while providing enough standardization for DH applications to be successful?

MESAlliance sur Twitter : ""Preserve your assets if you want to repurpose them" #MetadataMadness #mesameme #archives photo: @caragarcia_com. BHL sur Twitter : "Help us tag @Flickr images to enhance our #metadata & support image searching in BHL! We need your Help to Tag over a Million Biodiversity Images in Flickr. Two Ways to Access BHL Images in Flickr Images from the books and journals of the Biodiversity Heritage Library (BHL) are now more readily available in Flickr than ever before.

We need your Help to Tag over a Million Biodiversity Images in Flickr

Thanks to the work of researcher Kalev Leetaru and developers at Smithsonian Libraries (SIL), Missouri Botanical Garden (MBG), and the Internet Archive (IA), over 1 million images from BHL are being added to the IA's Book Images Flickr stream. This work began in the summer of 2014 when Leetaru extracted over 14 million images from 2 million IA public domain books and pushed them to the Flickr Commons. BHL images are a subset of this collection because, as a digitization partner for BHL, IA not only scans many of BHL’s books and journals but also hosts all of its content at the Internet Archive as a mirror of the content found at the BHL portal. Why Are We Waiting for the ILS to Change? A few days ago, while catching up with list traffic on RDA-L, I stumbled on a conversation between two librarians that got me thinking.

Why Are We Waiting for the ILS to Change?

They were talking about the myriad of changes in their ILS’s designed to make MARC usable with RDA. It’s a topic I still see a lot of on the lists, and it always makes me grind my teeth. One reason for the dental destruction is that invariably the changes are small and niggly ones, the sort that make life annoying for those catalogers trying to apply RDA in a world still defined by MARC-based systems. It’s hardly news that those systems are often inflexible, but that’s primarily because they were built to supply services in an environment where data sharing was very centralized, change happened no more frequently than every six months, and everyone was prepared and in sync by the time records started flowing containing updated records.

Reference Resource: “Newspaper Metadata Manual” From University of North Texas Libraries. April 16, 2014 LJ INFOdocket Information Industry News and Resources from Gary Price.

Reference Resource: “Newspaper Metadata Manual” From University of North Texas Libraries RDA Vocabularies: Process, Outcome, Use. D-Lib Magazine January/February 2010 Volume 16, Number 1/2Table of Contents RDA Vocabularies: Process, Outcome, Use Printer-friendly Version Abstract The Resource Description and Access (RDA) standard, due to be released this coming summer, has included since May 2007 a parallel effort to build Semantic Web enabled vocabularies.

RDA Vocabularies: Process, Outcome, Use

Introduction RDA (Resource Description and Access) is a new standard for metadata describing resources held in the collections of libraries, archives, museums, and other information management organizations [RDA prospectus]. A Grammar of Dublin Core. "We begin with the sentence, because the sentence is the unit of discourse, because words can be classified only from their function in the sentence, and because the pupil should, from the outset, see that what determines the words in the sentence and the sentence itself is the thought.

A Grammar of Dublin Core

"Alonso Reed and Brainerd Kellogg, Higher Lessons in English, 1877 Dublin Core Made Simple Dublin Core as a Language. Infographic: Anatomy of a Librarian. Linked Data, Rdf & Sparql. Google Image Result for. The Semantic Web, Linked Data and Drupal, Part 2: Combine linked datasets with Drupal 7 and SPARQL Views. Introduction.

The Semantic Web, Linked Data and Drupal, Part 2: Combine linked datasets with Drupal 7 and SPARQL Views

DC-dot. News from the Dublin Core Metadata Initiative DCMI names Advisory Board inaugural Chair and Chair-Elect 2013-12-04, DCMI is pleased to announce that Marcia Zeng has been elected as inaugural Chair of its Advisory Board and Joseph Busch as Chair-Elect.


The Advisory Board is a primary source of expertise informing DCMI activities, serving as DCMI ambassadors, maintaining links between stakeholders in the DCMI community and DCMI, liaising with other metadata and content communities, and serving as a voice of their constituents by drawing the attention of the Initiative to constituent concerns as potential DCMI ? Work themes?. DCMI is in the process of creating a governance structure for the Advisory Board. The election of Advisory Board officers is the first step in that structuring.

The W3C "Dublin Core to PROV Mapping" designated a DCMI Recommended Resource 2013-12-04, The W3C Working Group Note Dublin Core to PROV Mapping has been designated a DCMI Recommended Resource. Linked Data for Libraries. Linked Data and bibliographic metadata models © PhOtOnQuAnTiQuE Some time after I wrote “UMR – Unified Metadata Resources“, I came across Chris Keene’s post “Linked data & RDF : draft notes for comment“, “just a list of links and notes” about Linked Data, RDF and the Semantic Web, put together to start collecting information about “a topic that will greatly impact on the Library / Information management world“.

Linked Data for Libraries

While reading this post and working my way through the links on that page, I started realising that Linked Data is exactly what I tried to describe as One single web page as the single identifier of every book, author or subject. I did mention Semantic Web, URI’s and RDF, but the term “Linked Data” as a separate protocol had escaped me. The concept of Linked Data was described by Tim Berners Lee, the inventor of the World Wide Web. I will try to illustrate the different aspects using some examples from the library world. Dublin Core and the Cataloguing Rules: Dublin Core Metadata template. <META NAME = "DC.title" TYPE = "alternative title" <!

Dublin Core and the Cataloguing Rules: Dublin Core Metadata template

-- default is main title --> <! -- alternative=variant, i.e., 246 --> CONTENT = ""> <META NAME = "DC.subject" SCHEME = "LCSH|MeSH|AAT|LCC|DDC|{etc.} " <! -- default is keyword/free text --> CONTENT = ""> 11 Things To Know About Semantic Web. 1. You don’t need to apologize for calling it Web 3.0. Of course the Web does not upgrade in one go like a company switching to Vista. But there is a definite phase transition from current technologies. My personal Web 3.0 definition is “the combination of Web 2.0 mass collaboration with structured databases”. Library Linked Data. Karen Coyle's home page. The FRBR Blog. Special Issue: 21st Century Metadata Operations: Challenges, Opportunities, Directions. FRBR and the History of Cataloging. Library metadata and the semantic web. Towards a conceptual framework for user-driven semantic metadata interoperability in digital libraries: A social constructivist approach.

Purpose – With the aim of developing a conceptual framework which aims to facilitate semantic metadata interoperability, this paper explores overarching conceptual issues on how traditional library information organisation schemes such as online public access catalogues (OPACs), taxonomies, thesauri, and ontologies on the one hand versus Web 2.0 technologies such as social tagging (folksonomies) can be harnessed to provide users with satisfying experiences. Abstract. RDF will often be the metadata model of choice in the Semantic Sensor Web. However, RDF can only represent thematic metadata and needs to be extended if we want to model spatial and temporal information. For this purpose, we develop the data model stRDF and the query language stSPARQL. stRDF is a constraint data model that extends RDF with the ability to represent spatial and temporal data. stSPARQL extends SPARQL for querying stRDF data.

In our extension to RDF, we follow the main ideas of constraint databases and represent spatial and temporal objects as quantifier-free formulas in a first-order logic of linear constraints. Standard library metadata models and structures for the Semantic Web. Purpose – There has been a significant increase in activity over the past few years to integrate library metadata with the Semantic Web.

While much of this has involved the development of controlled vocabularies as “linked data”, there have recently been concerted attempts to represent standard library models for bibliographic metadata in forms that are compatible with Semantic Web technologies. This paper aims to give an overview of these initiatives, describing relationships between them in the context of the Semantic Web.

Design/methodology/approach – The paper focusses on standards created and maintained by the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions, including , , and . Moving library metadata toward linked data. To ensure that they can participate in the Semantic Web, libraries need to prepare their legacy metadata for use as linked data. eXtensible Catalog (XC) software facilitates converting legacy library data into linked data using a platform that enables risk-free experimentation and that can be used to address problems with legacy metadata using batch services.

The eXtensible Catalog also provides "lessons learned" regarding the conversion of legacy data to linked data by demonstrating what MARC metadata elements can be transformed to linked data, and helping to suggest priorities for the cleanup and enrichment of legacy data. Converting legacy metadata to linked data will require a team of experts, including MARC-based catalogers, specialists in other metadata schemas, software developers, and Semantic Web experts to design and test normalization/conversion algorithms, develop new schemas, and prepare individual records for automated conversion.

Focus on Metadata: Understanding the Semantic Web: Bibliographic Data and Metadata. Submitted by Daniel A. Freeman on January 19, 2010 - 12:27pm Today, we face a significant time of change that is being prompted by today’s library user. This user no longer visits the physical library as his primary source of information, but seeks and creates information while connected to the global computer network. Understanding the Semantic Web: Bibliographic Data and Metadata.

If there is one constant, it is that throughout these nearly two centuries, the modern library has continually transformed itself in an effort to respond to the needs of its contemporary user. Today, we face another significant time of change that is being prompted by today’s library user. This user no longer visits the physical library as his primary source of information, but seeks and creates information while connected to the global computer network.

Semantic Web, Cataloging, & Metadata. Semantic Web. The Semantic Web is a collaborative movement led by international standards body the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C).[1] The standard promotes common data formats on the World Wide Web. C Semantic Web Activity. Semantic Web. I have an idea that I think is very important but I haven’t yet polished to the point where I’m comfortable sharing it. I’m going to share it anyway, unpolished, because I think it’s that useful. So here I am, handing you a dull, gray stone, and I’m saying there’s a diamond inside.

UPDATE: There is also a fuller version: PowerPoint with extensive notes.