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Saturday, June 27 - 7:00am

7:00am - 7:00pm
ProQuest - Events (Saturday - CLOSED) [Closed] Exhibitor session Westin St. Francis
California East BR
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ProQuest Events on Saturday June 27:
8:00 – 9:30 am PDT. How the NISO Open Discovery Initiative Affects Your Library: Vendor Transparency and the Research Experience. Westin St Francis California East Ballroom. Join us for a breakfast presentation with Marshall Breeding, industry thought leader who worked with the community to introduce the ODI — for an exploration into libraries’ discovery layers and how those solutions affect content accessed by researchers. Registration required. To register:

10:00 – 11:30 am PDT. Implementing Linked Data & Discovery –
Liberating Library Data and Empowering Users. Westin St Francis California East Ballroom. Libraries are caught at the center of intense research habits and resources description, and staying ahead of users continues to be a challenge. Join us to gain practical tips on using Linked Data and Discovery technologies at your institution to build foundations that can liberate libraries from outdated systems and deliver new levels of research success and productivity. Featuring Jason Clark, Associate Professor and Head of Library Informatics & Computing, Montana State University, and Beth Namei, Reference & Instruction Librarian, University of Southern California. Registration required. To register:

Noon to 1:30 pm PDT. Are You Aligned with Your Researchers?
Diversifying Content to Improve Outcomes. Parc 55 Hotel, Cyril Magnin Ballroom. Join us for lunch and a lively discussion with librarians Steve Bosch, University of Arizona and Rice Majors, Santa Clara University. We’ll be discussing how libraries are expanding beyond traditional sources to include multiple content types in their collections, improving research and teaching outcomes with content diversity. Registration required. To register:

2:30 – 4:00 pm PDT. ProQuest: New Content, New Platform Upgrades, New Experiences. Parc 55 Hotel, Cyril Magnin Ballroom. Enjoy refreshments with librarian colleagues, and see how you can empower new levels of research success with:
• Major new ProQuest collections
• Diverse content additions to existing programs — across all disciplines and formats
• Results of in-depth user research exposing barriers in the research process
• Live demonstration of the new Ebook Central
• ProQuest platform upgrades and enhancements

Guest speakers will include some of ProQuest’s most prestigious partners. Registration required. To register:

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Unofficial Event
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Saturday, June 27 - 8:30am

8:30am - 10:00am
If You Publish Linked Data, Will they Come? Program Moscone Convention Center
2003 (W)
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Previous presentations on linked data have promoted the attitude of "if you publish it, they will come." How do we know our linked data is being used by others? How do we justify the effort spent to create the linked data? How are institutions publishing linked data evaluating the use of their data, specifically use by non-library entities? Panelists from institutions currently publishing linked data will attempt to answer these questions and provide insight into how they are defining the value of publishing linked data.

8:30am - 10:00am
Linked Library Data Interest Group Discussion/Interest group Marriott Marquis San Francisco
Golden Gate A
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Linked Data Love: research representation, discovery, and assessment

Kristi Holmes, PhD
Director, Galter Health Sciences Library
Associate Director of Evaluation, NUCATS
Associate Professor, Preventive Medicine-Health and Biomedical Informatics
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

The explosion of linked data platforms and data stores over the last five years has been profound – both in terms of quantity of data as well as its potential impact. Research information systems such as VIVO ( play a significant role in enabling this work. VIVO is an open source, Semantic Web-based application that provides an integrated, searchable view of the scholarly activities of an organization. The uniform semantic structure of VIVO-ISF data enables a new class of tools to advance science. This presentation will provide a brief introduction and update to VIVO and present ways that this semantically-rich data can enable visualizations, reporting and assessment, next-generation collaboration and team building, and enhanced multi-site search. Libraries are uniquely positioned to facilitate the open representation of research information and its subsequent use to spur collaboration, discovery, and assessment. The talk will conclude with a description of ways librarians are engaged in this work – including visioning, metadata and ontology creation, policy creation, data curation and management, technical, and engagement activities.

VIVO and BIBFRAME: Understanding People through Linked Data

Steven Folsom
Discovery Metadata Librarian
Cornell University Library

Linked Data for Libraries (LD4L) is a collaboration of the Cornell University Library, the Harvard Library Innovation Lab, and the Stanford University Libraries, and is funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. The project attempts to illustrate the value of linked data through a number of use cases; the focus of LD4L Use Case 2 is to “See and search on Works by people to discover more works and better understand people”. To this end, LD4L has experimented with connecting university faculty profiling systems with library data about the intellectual output of the university. This presentation will describe a pilot to preprocess MARC records for Cornell theses for conversion to BIBFRAME with VIVO URIs, ultimately providing greater context to student theses and more fully reflecting faculty service to the university.

8:30am - 10:00am
Managing Transliteration of Bibliographic Data Program Moscone Convention Center
3010 (W)
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The intersection of language technology with library data has the potential to open up interesting new ways of introducing users to multilingual content. The program will explain principles that have historically underpinned the production of data in non-Roman scripts and discuss how those data may be handled in the future. Attention is given to resources for transliteration, tools whose use can be evaluated relative to machine translation, OCR, the Linked Data environment, and character encoding.


Steven R. Loomis, with IBM’s Global Foundations Technology Team for nearly 20 years, is IBM’s Technical Lead for the International Components for Unicode for C/C++ (ICU4C) and primary representative to Unicode. He chairs the Unicode Localization Interchange committee (ULI-TC), and was involved in the founding of the Unicode Common Locale Data Repository (CLDR) where he continues to maintain its data collection tool. His hobbies include Maltese language advocacy.

Deborah Anderson is a researcher in the Department of Linguistics at UC Berkeley. Since 2002, she has run the Script Encoding Initiative project (, which works to get various scripts into the international character encoding standard Unicode, including many non-Roman scripts, so they can be accessed on computers and mobile devices. She is also a Unicode Technical Director and a US representative to the ISO/IEC subcommittee on coded character sets.

As a Metadata Librarian at Stanford University, Margaret Hughes is responsible for creating and maintaining discovery metadata for Humanities, Social Sciences & Africana monographs in all Western European languages. She also provides CIP (cataloging-in-publication) data for titles published by Stanford University Press and Hoover Institution Press. She is also Coordinator of the Africana SACO Funnel Project and Chair of the Cataloging Committee of the Africana Librarians Council.

8:30am - 10:00am
OCLC Search Engine Visibility, Knowledge Cards and Works: Library Linked Data in Action Exhibitor session Moscone Convention Center
125 (N)
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Description: Libraries can now provide topical insights into resources in their collections rather than simply a list of possible sources. Hear how libraries use Linked Data to improve search engine visibility for their collections, connect searchers with libraries on the websites where they begin their research, and give users context for library resources identified in search results. See Linked Data “in Action” in knowledge cards and Works-level entries in a popular discovery service.

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Saturday, June 27 - 10:30am

10:30am - 11:30am
Cataloging Norms Interest Group Discussion/Interest group Moscone Convention Center
122 (N)
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Describing Resources with BIBFRAME at the National Library of Medicine
Nancy J. Fallgren, Metadata Specialist Librarian, National Library of Medicine

NLM has been collaborating with George Washington University, University of California, Davis, and Zepheira to draft an experimental common, core BIBFRAME data model and vocabulary that would be useful for bibliographic cataloging and beyond. With the draft at a comfortable level of completeness, we are using that BIBFRAME model in further experiments to convert existing description from a variety of XML schema and to catalog new bibliographic materials using RDA rules. This presentation will discuss the status of NLM’s practical experimentation using BIBFRAME for resource description, including some examples, and discussion of tools we are using and/or planning to use.

Skill Sets for Technical Services Staff
Roman S. Panchyshyn, Assistant Professor, Kent State University

As the nature of the work in technical services changes, technical services managers and library administrators need to evaluate and project what type of skill sets must be added or changed to meet the needs of future projects and workflows. My presentation will identify eight areas of competence, or skill sets, which will need to be present in technical services for the department to remain viable during the period of transition from current cataloging practices to a linked data environment. The presentation will be given from a management perspective, outlining the need for establishing a training timetable, prioritizing skill set training, and justifying the costs and resources necessary for training to library administration. The presentation will be based on my book chapter, recently accepted for publication, in the monograph titled: Creating the 21st Century Academic Library: Volume 6: Rethinking Technical Services, edited by Bradford Lee Eden.

What Can We Do about Our Legacy?
Diane Hillmann, RDA Development Team

Underlying many of the recent conversations about new options for description is the fear that we could lose access to our legacy of MARC records, or compromise the transition from MARC to RDA sufficiently that we lose the value of those records. There are options for bringing that data with us as we move ahead, but there will need to be better understanding of what those options might be and how to make appropriate decisions for individual libraries or consortia for those conversations to proceed effectively.
The notion of pursuing ‘integration’ of MARC and RDA records, using the RDA fields brought into MARC, is often brought up, prompted by the early decisions of the RDA effort to pursue a ‘middle ground’ option, but better understanding of what is really different about RDA has made that option less attractive. Diane Hillmann, for many years a cataloger and tech services manager, and now a member of the RDA Development Team, will discuss the issues around these decisions, and suggest possible paths for librarians.

10:30am - 11:30am
OCLC Linked Data Roundtable: Stories from the Front Exhibitor session Moscone Convention Center
3008 (W)
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Linked data implementers will share their stories about what has worked and what hasn’t, problems faced and solved, and remaining challenges and opportunities. Speakers will be drawn from major library linked data initiatives and their focus will be on practical considerations of linked data implementations. Presenters will speak briefly about their experiences to allow time for discussion with the audience.

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Unofficial Event

Saturday, June 27 - 3:00pm

3:00pm - 4:00pm
MARC Formats Transition Interest Group Discussion/Interest group Moscone Convention Center
Esplanade 302
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Roy Tennant
Ground Truthing MARC
"Ground truthing" is the verification of remote sensing data by direct observation. Over the last few years, OCLC Research has been doing the equivalent for MARC, by exposing exactly how various fields and subfields have been used by catalogers around the world and over time. Using the massive WorldCat database and modern cluster computing techniques, data is extracted, summarized, and reported, to better inform efforts to move this data into new formats and uses.

Roy Tennant is a Senior Program Officer with OCLC Research.

Terry Reese
MarcEdit Tools for Linked Data
Terry Reese will discuss how catalogers can track BIBFRAME developments and participate locally by beginning to add linked data concepts into their MARC data. Mr. Reese will show how to utilize MarcEdit's MARCNext Toolset or the MarcEdit LibHub plugin.

Terry Reese is the Head of Digital Initiatives at The Ohio State University and the developer of MarcEdit.

Carl Stahmer
A BIBFLOW Project Update
BIBFLOW is a two-year project of the UC Davis University Library and Zepheira, funded by IMLS. Its official title is “Reinventing Cataloging: Models for the Future of Library Operations” and it is investigating the future of library technical services, i.e., cataloging and related workflows, in light of modern technology infrastructure such as the Web and new data models and formats such as Resource Description and Access (RDA) and BIBFRAME, the new encoding and exchange format in development by the Library of Congress.

Carl Stahmer is the Director of Digital Scholarship at the University Library, University of California, Davis

Michelle Jeske
The Libhub initiative and Denver Public Library - Leading Libraries to the Web!
The Libhub Initiative aims to raise the visibility of Libraries on the Web by actively exploring the promise of BIBFRAME and Linked Data. Denver Public Library joined the Libhub Initiative as a Founding Partner and has served as its pioneer institution. Ms. Jeske will share DPL’s experience in exploring and implementing linked data and making DPL’s entire catalog available on the web!

Michelle Jeske is the City Librarian of Denver.