January 25, 2022

VIDEO: OCLC Research Update (2018 ALA Annual Conference Presentation)

Here’s a video recording of the OCLC Research Update presentation given at the ALA 2018 Annual Conference in New Orleans on June 25, 2018.

…an overview of several active research projects with a special focus on a Linked Data Prototype developed in partnership with 16 libraries. This unique project uses out-of-the-box services from WikiMedia, other open source applications, and a high quality set of name entities available from FAST, VIAF, and Wikidata to prototype services to 1) reconcile names for people, organizations, concepts, places; and 2) create, edit, and share entity descriptions while also allowing for the contribution of additional contextual relationships between entities. Hear more about the project, insights gained by the partnerships, and next steps for the pilot.


Direct to Presentation Slides (.pptx)

About Gary Price

Gary Price (gprice@mediasourceinc.com) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. Before launching INFOdocket, Price and Shirl Kennedy were the founders and senior editors at ResourceShelf and DocuTicker for 10 years. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.