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Attendees: Tim, Lynette, Adam, Jason, Simeon

Regrets: Huda, John, Steven

Agenda & Notes

Review actions from 2019-09-13 Cornell LD4P2 Meeting notes

  • 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
    • 2019-09-06 Process agreed, waiting on Michelle Futornickto push out request for input
    • 2019-09-13 Request for input had 20 Sep due date, when results collated we'll follow that priority order for QA work. Steven Folsomwill lead our completion of our input on Sinopia requests with focus on show stoppers for Discogs cataloging work
    • 2019-09-27 Prioritization page done 
      • Lynette Rayle will describe current state of wikidata work and then ask Christine Fernsebner Eslao what we might consider "done" for the next pass on wikidata, then perhaps create new and more specific issues for later improvements
      • ISNI a bit down the list but don't yet know the way forward
  • Simeon WarnerLynette RayleSteven Folsom to apply for LODLAM, deadline in 30 Sep
    • 2019-09-27 - Simeon applied, Lynette will today
  • Tim Worrall to update discogs code to use standard bnode format
    • 2019-09-13 Tim about half way through this
    • 2019-09-27 Have updated discogs code to output ntriples instead of n3, will make PR for this and also the update to use bnodes
  • Tim Worrall to check that Sinopia actually supports n3 (with prefixes and compacted statements) and not just ntriples
    • And the answer is... Sinopia doesn't accept n3, it accepts only ntriples → Tim Worrallwill create issue to describe this correctly, Lynette Raylealso to switch output to ntriples instead of n3
  • Huda Khan et al. – KPAOW video and write up: Make short video. Write up successes, difficulties, lessons, data and index needs, areas for continued work (if and when)

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 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
    • Kick-off meeting on Wednesday next week (Oct 2)
  • Enhanced Discovery (see also and

  • Authority Lookups for Sinopia (Lookup infrastructure:, Authority requests:
    • Lynette will focus on QA next 2 weeks. First, analysis and focus on performance (split "load" into network call, response and load into graph). Second, look at infrastructure. The work with Dave in prioritization of fixes and features
    • After this pass, plan to do a test with faster VMs to see what the impact is
  • Travel and meetings (see LD4P2 Cornell Meeting Attendances)
    • European BIBFRAME Summit in September 16-17th-ish
      • Jason going and gave ARM/rare-cohort talk – nobody is doing anything with extensions. In Sweden they are simply doing MARC → BF without considering extensions, things just end up as notes though the problem of dealing with rare and other specialize materials is understood. NancyL talked about performed music on panel
      • Hubs in, LC is creating higher level conceptual works than bf:Work with just author(s), title, date but hopefully tying together bf:Works. The hubs, e.g. are typed as `bf:Work` and `bflc:Hub` and point to sub-works with `bf:expressionOf`
      • Casalini doing another version of high level work: SuperWork. Also have notion of MasterInstance which is somehow and "aggregation" of instances
    • 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 (Simeon also going but not on LD4P funds)
    • Fall partner and cohort meeting in DC, November 12/13
    • 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 13/14, 2020
      • Jason is on PC
    • rdfs:seeAlso Conferences Related to Linked Data in Libraries
  • Next meetings:
    • 10/4: Jason leaves at 10:15