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Attendees: John, Huda, Steven, Tim, Jason

Regrets: Simeon, Lynette

To connect:

Agenda & Notes

Review actions from 2019-07-19 Cornell LD4P2 Meeting notes

  • Huda Khan will work to get a draft PR to add context in Sinopia lookups and seek review from the Sinopia team, goal is to get this ready for cohort before Sinopia is released at the end of work cycle 4 (end July)
    • Has been working on refactoring to do this. Hope that there might be a PR today with loading icon and search code. Sinopia team have changed QA code recently to save label as well as URI
    • 2019-07-27: Draft PR on Friday. Still working on it – some changes were happening on Sinopia side so downstream changes into Huda's code. Going to figure out tests and then run it past Michelle & Jeremy. Dev should continue thru next week. Continue update on this next week.
  • Tim Worrall and Steven Folsom  to try the load tab with data from Discogs and an appropriate template
    • Troubleshooting distance b/t profiles created and new target based on Sinopia changes. Sinopia has narrowed amount of BF profile spec used and expanded in other areas... have to abide by those rules or error prevents loading profile. Refactoring profiles. Tim took resource template with only a title... and tried to load N3 into it; nothing happened when submit hit - javascript error generated.
    • When work on title resource template, there are 4 different fields to enter (e.g.: main title, subtitle, etc...): entered data into all fields and hit preview RDF - has an empty node for subject... and isGeneratedBy. Seems to be reverting in its functionality...
    • Huda: end of next week, should have a better sense of what is working... likely/scheduled to be end of work cycle 1
    • Due to changes, work now by LC to create Sinopia-compliant LC Profiles. Michelle recommended waiting for this. We are not waiting for this for Sinatra as that would entail extra effort.
      • ACTION ITEM: Steven Folsom  will complete a first-pass complete with one full day of work (COB Monday, 7/29); there will be many concessions (cannot create a different form experience based on the type of entity for which the form exists - second pass, not first). 
  • Tim Worrall to talk to folks to try to get a sense of how much work it would be to connect Discogs lookup to data import
    • Exchanged emails with Jeremy. He said: for next work cycle (September), big deliverable is loading RDF from external source via QA. Do search against QA sources in new search tab and user is able to load resulting RDF into editor. Rather than template with look-up field, the search page will have option of querying discogs and then load. Guess: there needs to be code to take data from discogs and map... but mapping cannot be uniform / fully automated. 
    • Based on response and that there is something happening soon, assume that we would not do this ourselves; there would be a lot of duplication.
    • Huda & Tim idea: do something outside scope of Sinopia - do one-off rails app to meet cataloging requirements.
    • ACTION ITEM: Jason to contact Michelle re: is this really a thing in September? 
    • ACTION ITEM: Bring back to Simeon
  •  Issues:

Status updates and planning

  • Kaleidoscope article (continuation of the LD4P MWG update)
    • ACTION ITEM: Jason will start draft. Deadline sometime before mid-August, let's say 8/10
  • Year 1 Report: Key achievements, per statement of work sections:
    1. Perform cataloging experiments within the sandbox editing environment, providing iterative feedback to the development team (WP5)
      1. cataloging work scheduled for year 2
      2. preparatory work to understand material and develop Discogs "authority" completed, including mapping to RDF; look-up portion has been tested within Sinopia. Not doing anything with data yet but can connect within Sinopia and get RDF back.
      3. application profile development for Sinatra
      4. Huda spent significant effort working on behalf of Stanford to develop Sinopia – specifically focusing on context and lookups
    2. Implement authority lookup services for the sandbox editing environment (WP1)
      1. Lynette should be consulted. She did all the things and is not here today. Also talk to Dave.
      2. refactoring, configuration, infrastructure, cohort engagement, many presentations
    3. Implement reconciliation services (WP3)
      1. Basic SPARQL analysis around existing recon in hub data sets (i.e.: wikidata, ULAN, FAST, LC)
    4. Enhance catalog discovery (WP4) – in collaboration with Stanford
      1. user stories in conjunction with speaking to actual patrons 
      2. knowledge panels and testing therein
      3. prototying and dev around knowledge panels and work to pull in related works and suggested searches
      4. tying in lots of diffferent info wikidata
      5. Tim's prototyping related subjects from wikidata, dbpedia and LCSH
      6. Huda's examples around Lincoln : motivating search examples to inform prototype development and evaluation
      7. Affinity group formed, led by Huda and Jessie
      8. committed code that removed suggested search results that do not retrieve CUL results (i.e.: made relevant the extended context within our local environment)
      9. analysis of coverage of connections, specifically wikidata to catalog & OCLC works 
    5. Community??? (left off the initial list)
      1. affinity group engagement: discovery, profiles, ethics, sinopia user group, wikidata, rare materials
      2. Jason co-organized LD4 conf 
      3. liaise with PCC
    6. Coordinate and disseminate project work – , regular call attendance, conference presentations (all should post slides to some relevant)
  • Prep for Cataloging Sinatra and other 45's (Discogs data,
    • ON HOLD pending more work in Sinopia to import data. Sinopia work through work cycle 4 will include the ability to read in RDF back from Trellis. We hope that we can leverage this to import RDF from a lookup in Discogs or ShareVDE
  • Enhanced Discovery (see also and

  • Authority Lookups for Sinopia (Lookup infrastructure:, Authority requests:
    • Dave loading all of the SHARE-VDE data to DAVÉ rather than focusing on only the institutions planning to use S-VDE data. Perhaps confirm with Dave. If so, voting process would be ignored by S-VDE. Outside of S-VDE, all requests are valid but we lack capacity to complete all. Prioritization should be under the program as-a-whole
    • ACTION ITEM: Simeon Warner should speak with Dave to better understand his capacity
    • ACTION ITEM: Jason Kovari will speak to Michelle to ask her to manage the prioritization process
  • Travel and meetings (see LD4P2 Cornell Meeting Attendances)
    • LD4 BL meeting either September 16 or 23 week in Stanford
      • Huda, John and Steven going - get your pretravels submitted!!!!!
    • Blacklight Summit will be at Duke, 9, 10, 11 October at Duke
      • Huda and/or Tim?
      • ACTION ITEM: Simeon Warner: decide who is going.
    • European Bibframe summit in September
      • Jason going and ARM/rare-cohort proposal accepted
    • Samvera Connect
      • Lynette to present on QA
    • 5th International LODLAM SUMMIT at the The Getty Center in Los Angeles. February 3-4, 2020
    • WikidataCon, Oct 25-26, 2019, Berlin, Germany
      • Hilary will propose talk
    • rdfs:seeAlso Conferences Related to Linked Data in Libraries
  • Next meetings:
    • John out Aug 2
    • Huda has conflict for part of Aug 9 meeting
    • Steven ot Aug 16
    • Simeon out Aug 9 and Aug 16 – Jason will run these meetings
    • Tim out Aug 23