How discovery layers have closed off access to library resources, and other tales of schema.org from LITA Forum 2014

Posted on Sat 08 November 2014 in Libraries • Tagged with Coding, Evergreen, Structured data, coding, evergreen, structured data

At the LITA Forum yesterday, I accused (presentation) most discovery layers of not solving the discoverability problems of libraries, but instead exacerbating them by launching us headlong to a closed, unlinkable world. Coincidentally, Lorcan Dempsey's opening keynote contained a subtle criticism of discovery layers. I wasn't that subtle.

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DCMI 2014: schema.org holdings in open source library systems

Posted on Tue 14 October 2014 in Linked Open Data • Tagged with coding, evergreen, libraries, structured data

My slides from DCMI 2014: schema.org in the wild: open source libraries++.

Last week I was at the Dublin Core Metadata Initiative 2014 conference, where Richard Wallis, Charles MacCathie Nevile and I were slated to present on schema.org and the work of the W3C Schema.org Bibliographic Extension …


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Cataloguing for the open web: schema.org in library catalogues and websites

Posted on Tue 01 July 2014 in Libraries • Tagged with Coding, Evergreen, Structured data, coding, evergreen, structured data

tldr; my slides are href="http://stuff.coffeecode.net/2014/understanding_schema">here, and the slides from Jenn and Jason are also available from href="http://connect.ala.org/node/222959">ALA Connect.

On Sunday, June 29th Jenn Riley, Jason Clark, and I presented at the ALCTS/LITA jointly sponsored session …


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Cataloguing for the open web: schema.org in library catalogues and websites

Posted on Tue 01 July 2014 in Libraries • Tagged with Coding, Evergreen, Structured data, coding, evergreen, structured data

tldr; my slides are href="http://stuff.coffeecode.net/2014/understanding_schema">here, and the slides from Jenn and Jason are also available from href="http://connect.ala.org/node/222959">ALA Connect.

On Sunday, June 29th Jenn Riley, Jason Clark, and I presented at the ALCTS/LITA jointly sponsored session …


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Linked data interest panel, part 1

Posted on Sat 28 June 2014 in Linked Open Data • Tagged with Coding, Evergreen, Structured data, coding, evergreen, structured data

Good talk by Richard Wallis this morning at the ALA Annual Conference on publishing entities on the web. Many of his points map extremely closely to what I've been saying and will be saying tomorrow during my own session (albeit with ten fewer minutes).

I was particularly heartened to hear …


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Linked data interest panel, part 1

Posted on Sat 28 June 2014 in Linked Open Data • Tagged with Coding, Evergreen, Structured data, coding, evergreen, structured data

Good talk by Richard Wallis this morning at the ALA Annual Conference on publishing entities on the web. Many of his points map extremely closely to what I've been saying and will be saying tomorrow during my own session (albeit with ten fewer minutes).

I was particularly heartened to hear …


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RDFa introduction and codelabs for libraries

Posted on Fri 27 June 2014 in Libraries • Tagged with Coding, Evergreen, Structured data, coding, evergreen, structured data

My RDFa introduction and codelab materials for the ALA 2014 preconference on Practical linked data with open source are now online!

And now I've finished leading the RDFa + schema.org codelab that I've been stressing over and refining for about a month at the American Library Association annual conference Practical …


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RDFa introduction and codelabs for libraries

Posted on Fri 27 June 2014 in Libraries • Tagged with Coding, Evergreen, Structured data, coding, evergreen, structured data

My RDFa introduction and codelab materials for the ALA 2014 preconference on Practical linked data with open source are now online!

And now I've finished leading the RDFa + schema.org codelab that I've been stressing over and refining for about a month at the American Library Association annual conference Practical …


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The state of structured data in Evergreen: 2.6 edition

Posted on Sat 22 March 2014 in Libraries • Tagged with Evergreen, Structured data, evergreen, structured data

Yesterday at the 2014 Evergreen International Conference I presented Structured library data: holdings, libraries, and beyond--a talk about the work I've done specifically with Evergreen and making some of the connections with Koha and VuFind's capabilities. Lots of attendees seemed happy with the talk and the direction that we're …


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The state of structured data in Evergreen: 2.6 edition

Posted on Sat 22 March 2014 in Libraries • Tagged with Evergreen, Structured data, evergreen, structured data

Yesterday at the 2014 Evergreen International Conference I presented Structured library data: holdings, libraries, and beyond--a talk about the work I've done specifically with Evergreen and making some of the connections with Koha and VuFind's capabilities. Lots of attendees seemed happy with the talk and the direction that we're …


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