Presented at the 2014 ALA Annual Conference, meeting of the Competencies and Education for a Career in Cataloging Interest Group
Cataloger 3.0Competencies and Education for the BIBFRAME CatalogPresented at the 2014 ALA Annual Conference, Competencies and Education for a Career in Cataloging Interest Group Meeting
Catalog 3.0Just in case BIBFRAME flops:
We’ll focus on tools and skills that can be applied in any library metadata and information access scenario that takes advantage of Semantic Web technologies
Thomas Meehan, “Beyond MARC: MARC, linked data, and Bibframe,” http://www.slideshare.net/orangeaurochs/marcld2013
Why BIBFRAME?Because interoperability.
University of Toronto Libraries, “Library Linked Data and the Future of Bibliographic Control,” http://www.slideshare.net/ITSToronto/linked-data-olita-2013
How the Real World Thinks of Book Information
Phil John, “Linked Library Data in the wild,” http://www.slideshare.net/philjohn/linked-library-data-in-the-wild-8593328
The BIBFRAME CatalogAn Introduction
• Creative Work
Eric Miller et al., Bibliographic Framework as a Web of Data: Linked Data Model and Supporting Services(Washington, DC: Library of Congress, November 21, 2012)
Thomas Meehan, “BIBFRAME” http://www.slideshare.net/orangeaurochs/cig-tm-bibframe
The catalog is extensibleAnnotation class facilitates access to a variety of data sources outside of the library catalog
The opportunity to imagine new user experiences?
Coyle’s InFormation, “BIBFRAME Authorities” (March 14, 2013) http://kcoyle.blogspot.com/2013/05/bibframe-authorities.html
Holdings are an Annotation
<rdf:Description rdf:about= "http://xyz.org/bibframeTestCases/Annotations/Annotation/Holding">
<bf:callNumber>PS3572.O5 B5 1987C</bf:callNumber>
<bf:holds rdf:resource= "http://xyz.org/bibframeTestCases/Annotations/Instance/Bluebeard"/>
<bf:copyNote>Signed by the author.</bf:copyNote>
<bf:accessCondition>Access is restricted; consult library for details </bf:accessCondition>
<bf:subLocation>Jefferson or Adams Building Reading Rooms</bf:subLocation>
<bf:annotationAssertedBy rdf:resource= "http://id.loc.gov/vocabulary/organizations/dlc"/>
(The de-integrated library system?)
The opportunity for really awesome item-level description!
Linked Data is a thingThe catalog is made up of data, not documents
That data is on the (surface) Web
Authority Control Finally Gets AwesomeWe switch from strings to things (proper identifiers)
Authority control is achieved with URIs that can be de-referenced
Might we pay a little more attention to our Authority records? Might they become info resources in their own right?
“The most basic unit of Linked Data value is the hyperlink. The most powerful aspect of hyperlinks is their ability deliver combined denotation (naming) and access (de-reference) services for data objects that represent entities (real-world, web, and other realms).” Kingsley Idehen, “Linked Data’s Follow-Your-Nose Pattern,” https://plus.google.com/+KingsleyIdehen/posts/KWXYFFvMw8g
Encoding is human-readableBIBFRAME can serialized in human-readable markup languages, like rdf/xml or json
Does the dichotomy between “copy catalogers” and “original catalogers” still make sense?
Screenshot of the BIBFRAME Editor, http://bibframe.org/tools/editor/
Everything is Non-MARCDoes the dichotomy between the “catalog librarian” and the “metadata librarian” still make sense?
User Interface Design is OursDeath of the out-of-the-box library catalog?
Custom-tailored search features?
Micro-catalogs for specific purposes?
Screenshot from University of Miami Libraries, “UDVD,” https://library.miami.edu/udvd/
New User TasksMaybe we’ll stop giving them so much work
User Task:BrowseHyperlinks facilitate follow-your-nose browsing
Jackie Shieh, “Bib Data Experiment – the GW Journey,” http://www.slideshare.net/jshieh/bib-data-experiment-the-gw-journey
User Task:Re-purposeMash & Re-mix
Data Visualization from the Book Artists Unbound project, http://eac.allisonjai.com
The BIBFRAME Catalog LibrarianResource Description Librarian?Metadata Librarian?
Toolkit for Cataloger 3.0NEW STUFF
Variety of markup languagesRDF & Semantic Web toolsItem-level descriptionLicenses and copyright for dataResearchInteroperability External collaborations
SAME OLD STUFF
Cooperative content creation, sharing, and use
User experience design
Education for Cataloger 3.0CATALOGER 2.0 LEARNED
Principles of information organization in libraries
Content guidelines (RDA, AACR2)
CATALOGER 3.0 SHOULD LEARN
New principles of information organization for the Semantic Web
(OWL, SKOS, RDF)
Data transfer and transformationsTransmission (JSON, XML)Styling (CSS, XSLT)Querying (SQL, SPARQL)Reporting (PERL, Python)
The BIBFRAME Catalog LibrarianOur old labor paradigms don’t apply:Professional Librarian |= Original Cataloger
Paraprofessional Librarian |= Copy Cataloger
Metadata Librarian |= Digital Collections
Who is Cataloger 3.0?Database Manager? Discovery Interface Designer? Policy Setter?Usability Tester? Data Curator? Infographic Designer? Web Content Writer? Crosswalk Guru? Research Analyst?
Danke!Allison Jai O’DellSpecial Collections Cataloging & Metadata Librarian | University of Miami Libraries
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Resources•Eric Miller et al., Bibliographic Framework as a Web of Data: Linked Data Model and Supporting Services(Washington, DC: Library of Congress, November 21, 2012)
•Thomas Meehan, “Linked Data: What cataloguers need to know” http://www.slideshare.net/orangeaurochs/cig-tm-bibframe
•Thomas Meehan, “Beyond MARC: MARC, linked data, and Bibframe” http://www.slideshare.net/orangeaurochs/marcld2013
•Kai Li, “Introduction to BIBFRAME” http://www.slideshare.net/islanderlee/introduction-to-bibframe
•Dorothea Salo, “MARC and BIBFRAME: Linking libraries and archives”http://www.slideshare.net/cavlec/marc-and-bibframe-linking-libraries-and-archives
•Karen Coyle, “Bibframe Experiments,” http://kcoyle.net/bibframe/
•Allyson Carlyle, “Cataloging Competencies for a Dynamic Professional,” http://connect.ala.org/files/25915/AllysonCarlyleALAMidwinter2013.ppt.pdf
•Lukas Koster, “Linked Open Data for Libraries,” http://www.slideshare.net/lukask/linked-open-data-for-libraries
• Jackie Shieh, “Bib Data Experiment – the GW Journey,” http://www.slideshare.net/jshieh/bib-data-experiment-the-gw-journey
•University of Toronto Libraries, “Library Linked Data and the Future of Bibliographic Control,” http://www.slideshare.net/ITSToronto/linked-data-olita-2013