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Attendees: Huda, Steven, Tim, John, Adam, Simeon

Regrets: Jason, Lynette

Agenda & Notes

Review actions from 2019-08-16 Cornell LD4P2 Meeting notes

  • Tim Worrall and Steven Folsom  to try the load tab with data from Discogs and an appropriate template.
    • Steven continuing to work on profiles; he's on vacation for 2 weeks starting 8/12 so expect no template progress.
    • 2019.08.16: 10 resource templates were pushed. Next week Tim Worrallwill have time to load those locally on his instance and then try to load n3 generated via QA. Update forthcoming
    • 2019-08-30 - Can't get n3 to load when it references more than one template. Tim Worrallwill explore further and report bug if it is. UPDATE: Tim was able to load n3 that referenced two and three templates.
  • Lynette Rayle  will work with Michelle to develop a prioritization process. Steven Folsom is starting the slack thread b/t Michelle and Lynette
    • 2019-08-30 Steven and Michelle had a call and will filter new requests using :+1: style voting from the cohort. Have separated 8 or 9 out of 20 requests which are just small drop-downs and wouldn't benefit from QA work – PR for this has and issue that Steven is working with Jeremy on
  • Simeon Warner to speak with Dave to better understand his capacity
    • Have discussed and Dave expects to catchup with backlog now request rate has eased a little and he is back to working full-time
    • Need to watch evolving prioritization process with Sinopia team to see whether that provides sufficient clarity
  • Simeon Warner meeting attendances
    • Steven, Lynette and Simeon to apply for LODLAM
    • Huda to attend Duke BL summit
  •  Issues:

Status updates and planning

  • Kaleidoscope article:
  • Prep for Cataloging Sinatra and other 45's (Discogs data,
    • ON HOLD pending more work in Sinopia to import data. Sinopia work cycle 2 will we hope 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
    • Waiting for Work Cycle 2 (starting week of Sep 23) to understand whether the derivation/cloning work item will happen during Fall – we need to emphasize the importance of cloning
    • Steven working to make our Sinatra profiles (refactoring for 4th time) in order to get lookups with context, will then also be able to help other cohort members doing similar work to support context
    • Tim has minor code changes to make to the Discogs authority code to make sure that the n3 matches the new profile and to use the `_:xyz123` bnode syntax instead of dummy named resources `<xyz123>` – Steven will work with Tim to check with profile as to where we want bnodes
    • Simeon Warner & Jason Kovari to discuss possibility of early experiment with original cataloging for items not found in Discogs to test profile and editor
  • Enhanced Discovery (see also and

    • Can do demo for below and discuss what we need to do to wrap up KPAOW
    • KPAOW plan:
    • Huda's user testing write-up
      • 2019.08.09: still being written. Will try and share when back from vacation
      • 2019.08.30: Not done yet but should be by next meeting
    • Discogs within KPAOW 
      • 2019.08.16: demo from Tim - Two by Toot. WOAH! so much more data plus an image – along with highlights that reference data coming from discogs. 
      • Feedback from Tracey is "cool", specific feedback was desire to see publisher location from Discogs if available – Tim Worrallwill try to add this. UPDATE: Tim added the additional metadata that Tracey suggested.
      • Feedback from Simeon also "coolio"
    • KPAOW wrap up
      • Make short video
      • Write up successes, difficulties, lessons, data and index needs, areas for continued work (if and when)
    • BAM!
      • Have starting slide deck
      • Need to think about where linked data fits in well; related works; how to make our browse better; how to deal with hierarchy; moving past long lists; connecting place and time; intended audience; relation to facets and showing scope/possibilities; interesting use cases to explore; data and indexing (do we need to do things at index time?)
      • Try a shorter work cycle for this as we went over with KPAOW a bit... ~1.5months
      • @all to work on plan to review next week
  • Authority Lookups for Sinopia (Lookup infrastructure:, Authority requests:
    • Lynette update from slack:
      • LCNAF - Dave has a fix for the blank node bug which I will be testing today or Monday at the latest
      • ShareVDE - There are more online on Dave’s system. Monday when I am back on the LD4P project for two weeks.
        Plan for next week…
      • LCNAF: Test Dave’s bug fix. If this is good, we should be able to roll out RWO & authority based configs this week.
      • LCMPT: Work with Dave on LCMPT to get it to return Skos allowing for extended context.
      • LC: Validate extended context for remaining LC authorities.
      • ShareVDE: Create configs for newly available ShareVDE and update Sinopia config to make them accessible through Sinopia.
      • Polish off the performance code. There is a problem on AWS getting imagemagick to display graphs. I’m working with Greg to see if we can figure out why. I also want to add graphs for each individual authority to get a better understanding of performance issues.
      • I am planning to add background job processing of QA to improve concurrency throughput.
  • Travel and meetings (see LD4P2 Cornell Meeting Attendances)
    • LD4 BL meeting September 23 week in Stanford
      • Huda, John, Steven going
    • European BIBFRAME Summit in September 16-17th-ish
      • Jason going and ARM/rare-cohort proposal accepted
    • Blacklight Summit will be at Duke, 9, 10, 11 October at Duke
      • Huda
    • Samvera Connect, week of October 21 (WUStL)
      • 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, Lynette and Simeon to apply
      • Expect to have a "tool challenge" - a competition before the conference
    • LD4 Conference at College Station, TX (TAMU) - May 2020
    • rdfs:seeAlso Conferences Related to Linked Data in Libraries
  • Next meetings: