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Tuesday, October 27 • 10:45am - 12:00pm
Linked Data at NYPL—Building a Public Works Infrastructure • Dataset Optimization in IRs • Navigating the Born-Digital Archive Wilderness...

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Presentation 1
Linked Data at NYPL — Building a Public Works Infrastructure
NYPL Labs is creating a linked data layer to connect our many discrete systems and to enable additional or nontraditional description from our staff, our public, legacy indexes, algorithmically-generated metadata, and more. By providing a URI for every collection and item in our Research Libraries, extracting, enhancing and storing only necessary access points from existing records, and building a framework for descriptive contributions from staff and users, we hope to support new symbiotic discovery experiences for our public and powered by our staff and public.

Presenters: Shawn Averkamp (New York Public Library), Matt Miller (New York Public Library)

Presentation 2
Dataset Optimization in Institutional Repositories
Data wants to be free. In the movement toward Open Data, simply posting a dataset online is not enough; data must be optimized for discovery, reuse, and citation. In this project update, librarians at Montana State University will present results from an analysis of data archiving practices in a variety of data repositories, including institutional repositories (IRs) and private data repositories. These results will be synthesized into a set of recommendations for optimizing data in IRs. Attendees will leave the session with an idea of how to enhance discoverability, reusability, and citeability of data in their IRs.

Presenter: Sara Mannheimer (Montana State University)
Co-author: Leila Sterman (Montana State University), Susan Borda (Montana State University

Presentation 3
Navigating the Born-Digital Archive Wilderness - The Ford International Fellowships Program Archive
Institutional archives are now all born-digital, and the implications of this for libraries who collect these archives are enormous. Columbia has tackled this challenge with a $1 million grant from the Ford Foundation, which enabled us to build a repository and access system for their International Fellowships Program, to be used by researchers and practitioners from the NGO / philanthropic community. Our project update will provide insight into how to acquire, accession, preserve and make accessible a large-scale born-digital archive. It will also describe the new Fedora/Hydra/Blacklight development Columbia has done to provide an effective access environment for this content.

Presenters: Stephen Davis (Columbia University), Benjamin Armintor (Columbia University)


Benjamin Armintor

Lead Programmer/Analyst, Columbia University Libraries

Shawn Averkamp

Manager, Metadata Services, NYPL Labs, New York Public Library

Stephen Davis

Director, Libraries Digital Program, Columbia University Libraries
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Sara Mannheimer

Data Management Librarian, Montana State University
As Data Librarian at Montana State University, I facilitate research data management and sharing, and I promote digital scholarship using library collections and “big data” sources. My research focuses on data management practices, data discovery, digital preservation, and the... Read More →

Matt Miller

Head of Semantic Applications, NYPL Labs, New York Public Library

Tuesday October 27, 2015 10:45am - 12:00pm
Salon A Pinnacle Hotel

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