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Attendees: Tim, Steven, John, Simeon 

Regrets: Lynette, Jason 

Agenda & Notes

Review actions from 2019-10-18 Cornell LD4P2 Meeting notes

  • Lynette Rayle will describe current state of wikidata work (as identified on Prioritization page) 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
    • 2019-10-11 Updated Issue #15 to touch base with Christine Fernsebner Eslao
    • 2019-10-18 Steven has had some discussion, question remaining is what might be "good enough" for this round given Sinopia's ability to let the user go out to the native environment and bring in a URI. Lynette comments that no response from wikidata folks who seemed interested in the feedback we gave. Will discuss in a future QA "study hall"
    • 2019-10-25 On agenda for study hall 1 Nov
  • Huda Khan to finish off KPAOW Usability results write up and lessons learned and possible future steps, then upload copies to this wiki
    • 2019-10-25 Usability write up done, few additions to make to lessons learned
  • John Skiles Skinner , Huda Khan and others working on white paper on knowledge panels as followup from Blacklight LD @ Stanford
    • 2019-10-25 Will be discussed in DAG next Tuesday

Status updates and planning

  • Prep for DC cohort and partner meetings
  • Prep for Cataloging Sinatra and other 45's (Discogs data,
    • AWAITING more work in Sinopia to import data. Sinopia work cycle 2 (through December 6) 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. STARTING with items not in DIscogs
    • Steven working on modeling tutorial and Sinopia functionality, hope this will help get cataloger started. Feedback was that some model understanding is necessary to do the cataloging work and that training is essential, even for staff that have worked with VitroLib at some time in the past (over a year ago)
  • Enhanced Discovery (see also and
    • BAM! (to run through end October)
    • Demo from Tim Worrallof "Browse Related Subjects" which shows broader, narrower and related (sideways) terms. Link appears just below the subject headings applied to the item which the team likes. Background is shaded from light to darker. Next up is to try call number browse.
    • Demo from John Skiles Skinner of "Browse works often assigned with this one" up to 10 other works based on most frequent co-assignment. Each of the results is then looked up in the catalog. Based on data from Open Syllabus Project and a custom server to make up for the fact that they don't yet have a query API. The data also contains CIP code which might be used for other connections as they appear in Wikidata. Will try to bring in a picture of the book cover and add the author(s)
    • Demo from Huda Khanon subject browse using LC classification with drill-down from top-level to two letter codes, then subject headings that are linked to the LCCN. Also timeline using histropedia JS for timeline using supplementary data from Wikidata where LC doesn't have birth or death dates. Question of where this might show up in the UI? Steven suggests it should perhaps go on the front page as like an entry to a bookstore.
    • Steven notes importance of acknowledging the source of data
    • Plan for BAM is to develop for another week and then record a demo and write up in time for the partner meeting. 
    • Possible collaboration with U Chicago over usability.  Discussion around possibilities? – Huda will discuss with Astrid and David (and maybe others in DOG team)
    • EBSCO tool demo (vocabularies/data)? - EBSCO are going to suggest a time
  • Authority Lookups for Sinopia (Lookup infrastructure:, Authority requests:
    • Lynette at Samvera Connect
  • Travel and meetings (see LD4P2 Cornell Meeting Attendances)
    • Fall partner and cohort meeting in DC, November 12/13
      • Cohort and Partner Meetings#3: November 12-13 2019, Library of Congress
      • Tim will be on D&A sprint that week, everyone else should plan on attending
      • Team bus will leave Ithaca ~2pm Monday, return Thursday morning. We'll stay around Dupont, perhaps Holiday Inn or Darcy next door?
      • Simeon has reserved minivan from Enterprise Ithaca, planning 2pm departure Monday
    • 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 applies
      • 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:
    • 2019-11-01