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Library Services And Linked Data At Makerere University: Prospects Of A Research-Led University, Onan Mulumba Jan 2022

Library Services And Linked Data At Makerere University: Prospects Of A Research-Led University, Onan Mulumba

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

Makerere University is the oldest and most prestigious university in East Africa. As one of the best universities on the African content, Makerere is aligned to three main activities; Teaching, Research, and Community Outreach, and these are inclined to 5 core values; allegiance to the institution, integrity, customer responsiveness, professionalism, and openness to diversity. Makerere University has a library system, hosting both electronic and print resources. The digitization of print resources has created a system, through which delicate material is conserved. The files and their metadata, using Dublin Core, are stored in the institutional repository and in the integrated library …


Classifying The Data: A Comparative Analysis Of Traditional Library Classification And Linked Data Classification Systems, Saima Hanif, Saima Hanif Jun 2021

Classifying The Data: A Comparative Analysis Of Traditional Library Classification And Linked Data Classification Systems, Saima Hanif, Saima Hanif

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

Background. With the evolution of information technology, library classification schemes have transformed to effectively manage the information in electronic environment. The availability of library data on the web makes it challenging to devise a classification scheme that meet the need of Linked Data (LD) technologies. Objectives. This study aims to survey the library classification system along with automated classification system. It also highlights the links between the library classification systems and web of document classification system as a joint venture of LD.

Methods. For achieving the objectives of the study, available literature related to the traditional classification schemes, automated …


Linked Data, Bibframe And Rda Walk Into A Bar..., Amy B. Parsons Oct 2018

Linked Data, Bibframe And Rda Walk Into A Bar..., Amy B. Parsons

Faculty Bibliography

This poster illustrates basic introduction and concepts of linked data and how it relates to RDA and Bibframe. Currently catalogers in libraries are struggling with learning these new concepts and keeping up with our traditional cataloging knowledge and workflows. Linked data brings us a step closer to global bibliographic control. The MARC record is not going away any time soon but catalogers should be aware of these concepts and models as they are being developed for our workflows in the future.


Providing Information And Public Outreach Across Three U.S. State Archaeology Offices During The Age Of Open Access, Samuel Thomas Ayers Mar 2018

Providing Information And Public Outreach Across Three U.S. State Archaeology Offices During The Age Of Open Access, Samuel Thomas Ayers

LSU Master's Theses

Archaeology in the United States has been transformed into a mainstream, practical science over the past fifty years by Cultural Resource Management (CRM) and the federal regulations imposed by the National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA) of 1966. However, this form of archaeology has been plagued with criticisms since the NHPA’s enactment including issues of access and use of data maintained by state site files. State archaeology is publicly funded yet state and federal legislation often exempts CRM data from freedom of information laws. To mitigate this contradiction and stem the growing body of “gray literature”, new open-access (OA) technologies are …


Handout For The Alcts Tsmal Interest Group Meeting, Sai Deng Jun 2017

Handout For The Alcts Tsmal Interest Group Meeting, Sai Deng

Faculty Scholarship and Creative Works

No abstract provided.


The Paradox Of Privacy: Revisiting A Core Library Value In An Age Of Big Data And Linked Data, D. Grant Campbell, Scott R. Cowan Jan 2016

The Paradox Of Privacy: Revisiting A Core Library Value In An Age Of Big Data And Linked Data, D. Grant Campbell, Scott R. Cowan

Leddy Library Publications

Protecting user privacy and confidentiality is fundamental to the ethics and practice of librarianship, and such protection constitutes one of eleven values in the American Library Association’s “Core Values of Librarianship” (2004). This paper addresses the concerns of protecting privacy in the library as they relate to library users who are defining, exploring, and negotiating their sexual identities with the help of the library’s information, programming, and physical facilities. In so doing, we enlist the aid of Garret Keizer, who, in Privacy (2012), articulates a fresh theory of the concept in light of American social life in the twenty-first century. …


Linking To Our Future: Cataloging & Metadata In Transition, Sherry L. Vellucci Apr 2015

Linking To Our Future: Cataloging & Metadata In Transition, Sherry L. Vellucci

University Library Scholarship

This slide presentation gives a very brief overview of the development of the Web from its inception as ARPANET to the Semantic Web. The presentation then discusses Linked Data and its uses on the Web. It also gives a scenario of how linked data would work in libraries and its potential to expand access to library resources by making them discoverable through Web search engines such as Google. The presentation focuses on the metadata transition necessary to accomplish this type of global access.


Metadata And Linked Data In Word Sense Disambiguation, Matthew Corsmeier Jan 2015

Metadata And Linked Data In Word Sense Disambiguation, Matthew Corsmeier

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

Word Sense Disambiguation (WSD) can be assisted by taking advantage of the metadata embedded in the various ontologies, lexica, databases, etc… that exist in the Semantic Web. Automated processes that exploit the links already present in the Semantic Web can strengthen parsing of word senses by using user-contributed and semantically-linked data. These processes are only possible because of a commitment to interoperability and the creation of shared standards. This paper will review some of the most heavily used Linguistic Linked Open Data (LLOD) tools and models which show the most promise for using metadata to alleviate problems caused by polysemous …


Applying Concepts Of Linked Data To Local Digital Collections To Enhance Access And Searchability, Virginia A. Dressler Sep 2014

Applying Concepts Of Linked Data To Local Digital Collections To Enhance Access And Searchability, Virginia A. Dressler

Virginia A Dressler

Plans are currently underway at the Kent State University Library to migrate digital objects onto a different content management system to address the needs of growing collections. The plan will involve shifting to a framework to enhance all current digital collections, as well as anticipating the growth of future projects and formats. The poster will touch in particular on the topic of enhancing search capabilities in this new framework, through use of a single, cross collection searchable index and also discuss the benefits of applying Linked Data concepts. Two current digital collections that will be highlighted and discussed in the …


Linked Data, Liz Woolcott May 2014

Linked Data, Liz Woolcott

Library Faculty & Staff Presentations

No abstract provided.


Metadata: Linked Data And Web Accessibility, Robert L. Nunez Ii Apr 2013

Metadata: Linked Data And Web Accessibility, Robert L. Nunez Ii

Robert L Nunez II

Data about data. Metadata is a a topic that can be used to help improve the web experience for everyone; and it can help enhance how a website is presented within the context of search marketing and website accessibility.


Positioning Library Data For The Semantic Web: Recent Developments In Resource Description, Kimmy Szeto Jan 2013

Positioning Library Data For The Semantic Web: Recent Developments In Resource Description, Kimmy Szeto

Publications and Research

Recent developments in resource description standards and technologies have aimed at moving cataloging practice to the web environment and making library data available for exchange and reuse on the Semantic Web. As the library community looks outward and forward, library standards and technologies are converging with Web practices in three areas: content description, data models, and data exchange. This article captures the essence of the core standards and technologies that underlie the daily work of practitioners of library service, including Resource Description and Access (RDA), Functional Requirements for Bibliographic Records (FRBR), the Linked Data environment, Resource Description Framework (RDF), and …


Representation Patterns For Cultural Heritage Resources, Richard J. Urban Jan 2013

Representation Patterns For Cultural Heritage Resources, Richard J. Urban

Richard J. Urban

The universe of available cultural heritage metadata schemas grows more complex every day. Existing schemas are optimized for use in the library, archive, or museum domains and to fit the needs of shared services and applications. Emerging Linked Data approaches introduce additional challenges for metadata designers and creators responsible for implementing these standards. In other domains, design patterns are used to clearly articulate problems, their contexts, and available solutions. This poster introduces preliminary research to identify such patterns in cultural heritage metadata standards using content analysis and a participatory design methodology.


Emerging Technologies: What's Around The Corner? And Why Should We Care?, Robert L. Nunez Ii Dec 2012

Emerging Technologies: What's Around The Corner? And Why Should We Care?, Robert L. Nunez Ii

Robert L Nunez II

There are so many possibilities for what is right around the corner with technology. A number of the technologies that we take for granted now were originally called fads by many, so the begs the question "What is right around the corner and why should I care?"


Refactoring Hubzero For Linked Data, Michael Witt, Yongyang Yu Jun 2012

Refactoring Hubzero For Linked Data, Michael Witt, Yongyang Yu

Libraries Faculty and Staff Scholarship and Research

The HUBzero cyberinfrastructure provides a virtual research environment that includes a set of tools for web-based, scientific collaboration and a platform for publishing and using resources such as executable software, source code, images, learning modules, videos, documents, and datasets. Released as open source software in 2010, HUBzero has been implemented on a typical LAMP stack (Linux, Apache, MySQL, and PHP) and utilizes the Joomla! content management system. This paper describes the subsequent refactoring of HUBzero to produce and expose Linked Data from its backend, relational database, altering the external expression of the data without changing its internal structure. The Open …