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Attendees: Tim, Steven, Jason, Adam, Huda, Lynette, Simeon

Regrets: John

Agenda & Notes

Review actions from 2019-07-26 Cornell LD4P2 Meeting notes

  • Huda Khan will continue work on draft PR to add context in Sinopia lookups and seek run it past Michelle & Jeremy, goal is to get this ready for cohort before Sinopia is released at the end of work cycle 4 (end July)
  • Tim Worrall and Steven Folsom  to try the load tab with data from Discogs and an appropriate template
    • Haven't learnt about loading of data because blocked by template problem
    • Steven spent this week refactoring profiles (see Slack discussions...) and some load, some don't. Parsing of profiles is strict, with no useful debugging information. Others share these problems creating profiles.
  • Steven Folsom  will complete a first-pass on Sinatra profile 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). 
    • See above, one full day of work ha ha ha!
  • Jason Kovari Jason to contact Michelle re: is loading RDF from external source via QA. really a thing in September? 
    • Michelle has been out this week
  • Jason Kovari will start draft Kaleidoscope article (continuation of the LD4P MWG update). Deadline sometime before mid-August, let's say 8/10
    • DONE and submitted
  • Simeon Warner to speak with Dave to better understand his capacity
    • Pending Simeon's return
  • Jason Kovari will speak to Michelle to ask her to manage the prioritization process for authorities
    • Michelle has been out this week
  •  Issues:

Status updates and planning

  • 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

    • KPAOW plan:
    • Huda did some evaluations on Monday, with too much candy. Looking at markups for Lincoln examples – worked with 5 people for almost half an hour each, generally positive results, will write up a report
    • John has been out this week but did some work on search queries to check whether there are useful results so we can tell what to show
    • Tim has been looking at catalog vs Discogs. Impressed by how much is already in the catalog. Have found that wikidata does have discogs ids for works, we might be able to get to wikidata based on this id. Note that catalog records typically have the record producer's catalog ids and this can be a connection with Discogs data. Tracey might be able to point of under-described music items in the catalog to see what the opportunities to find extra data might be
  • 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 – 5 institutions have data available from SVDE, 1 (Frick) has data loaded in DAVE and now Lynette has to create config for these. Plan is to have an authority for each institution; use CKB to search across institutions (don't think DAVE has this data to load yet; maybe Stanford/Boulder/Alberta projects will rely on this)
      • Lynette Rayle will work on config for Frick early next week so that Stanford can test, also hope to get n3 export (below)
    • Issue is about getting n3 from QA to be imported into Sinopia (a different format from JSON or JSON-LD) - need to understand what data to get from SVDE and what profile to import into
    • Lynette has created uber issue for LC authorities that are nearly there: – want to get a number of these smaller issues done before dealing with the many new issues being created
    • Currently prioritizing LC and SVDE authorities pending further input from Michelle re cohort priorities
  • 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
    • Fall partner and cohort meeting in DC, November 12/13
      • Everyone should plan on attending
    • 5th International LODLAM SUMMIT at the The Getty Center in Los Angeles. February 3-4, 2020
      • Steven is on the planning committee
      • We expect to have a "tool challenge" - a competition before the conference. Expect to make the call for delegates and tool challenge entries in September, likely deadline end-September
    • WikidataCon, Oct 25-26, 2019, Berlin, Germany
      • Hilary will propose talk
    • rdfs:seeAlso Conferences Related to Linked Data in Libraries
  • Next meetings:
    • 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