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Attendees: Huda, Jason, Steven, Lynette, Simeon

Regrets: Tim, Greg

Actions from 2020-08-14 Cornell LD4P3 Meeting notes


  • All-hands meeting on Tuesday which will cover discovery and QA
    • Discovery Slides
    • See documents linked below
    • Huda will summarize report-out from focus groups in order to better see where there was most interest. (have done that in this document)
    • Want to ensure that everyone with input on discovery provides it, align plan with the shared goals
    • Lynette feels that there is good agreement around lookup work between Cornell and Stanford teams. Longer term open questions around approach to sustainability
    • There was discussion of Share-VDE KB and what linking might be done - Open questions and there will be a follow-on discussion with Michele; PCC haven't yet got consensus on the most important lookups and whether the KB should be on that list
    • Open question of discovery against Sinopia data to "close the loop" - At the moment it would be a very odd set of data to explore discovery on, maybe interesting some niches. There are many different profiles that would require different indexing strategies. Not something that should change our plan for discovery work at the moment
  • Discovery (WP3)
    • Preliminary draft of a discovery plan- intended to get feedback:
      • Which to start with?
        • Discogs - everyone likes this, are we OK showing the data. D&A Reps + Tracey would be a good group to think about this.
          • ACTION - Huda to reach out to Tracey (cc. Jason) to review/refine discogs plan before taking to Q&A
        • Autosuggest - need to clarify added value of linked data over what could be done with current indexes, and address updates
        • Open Syllabus - can we rely on that project? are there other (linked) data sources
        • Knowledge Panel - 
      • How much does bang-for-buck influence our decision? E.g. discogs would be great for music but that is a relatively small number of items
  • Linked-Data Authority Support (WP2) - A key element of this work package is a sustainable solution that others can deploy. Questions of budget for deployment. Need to get all code into LD4P repository. What would a good end-product look like both for our maintenance and for others to use
    • Cache Containerization Plan - Had 2020-07-24 meeting including Dave, agreed on some revisions to this plan with a prioritization of containers
    • Search API Best Practices for Authoritative Data working group is still working through use cases, this seems very important to take sufficient time on
      • Long discussions about language and different user expectation scenarios
    • Dave has been less available due to recent storms
    • Middle of next week Lynette will return to container work, trying to resolve problems of webapp connecting to mysql
  • LD4P3 demo blacklight site
    • Greg working on full CI/deploy but with a manually initiation for now
      • 2020-08-07: decided worthwhile, just not triggered automatically whenever there is a push. will push when we want to deploy. System will otherwise be full deployment system. Working on this in coming week
    • Need to work out whether we want to resync our fork of BL with the current Cornell code – better to start with a new fork and then port in anything we want to keep
      • ACTION - Greg/Tim/Huda to design github branching strategy for LD4P3 work - 2020-07-31 Not done yet
        • 2020-08-07: Discussions link.  Capistrano setup like D&A. Jenkins job for deployment which will be manually triggered.  Development off dev branch . LD4P2 code saved on LD4P2 branch, dev/master to reflect latest on CUL-IT upstream. 
        • 2020-08-21 DONE - Using for fork from the CUL-IT repo. Annoying in github that PRs get made against the upstream repo, not sure how to fix that except by severing the connection in github. Might be possible to break the connection in github and just use a local upstream setting to keep things up to date with CUL-IT
  • LD4P2 wrap up (we can probably remove much of this except for relevant bullets) \
    • See Discovery (WP4) write up
    • Details of Indexing Processes
    • WHAM video ... Huda did video and sent it to Lynette. May want to edit down a bit in the indexing section. Documentation was made into PDFs and pieces for WHAM was added to wiki. 
      • ACTION - Lynette to do some final audio fixes 
  • Developing Cornell's functional requirements in order to move toward linked data
  • Other Topics
    • OCLC Linked Data / Entities Advisory Group
      • Recap of usability test results, API testing (get, search), recap of shapes (gap between wikibase use and ontologies we understanding in the community)
    • PCC Sinopia Profiles Working group
      • Going through large spreadsheet comparing Sinopia profiles with BSR and CSR, close to having a comparison, will be part of report to POCO
    • PCC Task Group on Non-RDA Entities
      • Meeting today to decide on which models to take, e.g. RDA/RDF values vs. abbreviated list of codes
      • Question of going to LC about using/hosting a small vocab of entity types or use an external vocab
      • Write-up will go to POCO
  • Default branch name
    • Instructions for creating a New Repo with Main Branch
    • Instructions for renaming an existing branch TBD.  Will be bringing back info from the Samvera community working group on branch renaming.
    • 2020-08-21: Lynette has done testing with tool that does the transformation, process is one-time destructive process but does keep settings and update PRs. Might still be good to wait for github that has said it plans to have tools by end of year  (Impact Analysis, Analysis results of promising tool)  We are evaluating multiple tools and approaches for renaming.  The analysis will give you a sense of what is being tested.
  • Upcoming meetings
    • Virtual Blacklight Summit in early October. (Main site link and document to add lightning talk/breakout session ideas) - Huda is on unofficial committee. Expecting various follow-ons from earlier meeting this year
    • European BIBFRAME Summit; registration now open. Occurring 9/22-9/23 (9-11:30am Eastern each day): (no cost)

Next Meeting(s), anyone out?

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