February 23 LD4L Workshop breakout session: New Uses & Use Cases for Linked Data

facilitator: Tom Cramer

Table 1

  • Collection management: shared collections, ILL, acquisitions
  • University press: identify authors, topics, readers
  • Usage data :: Publications :: profiles :: faculty evaluation
  • Data Repositories publishing LOD to facilitate data reuse
  • Trending (what's happening on Twitter, Reddit, etc.) w/ links to LOD from LAMs
  • componentized calls: "data the web wants" for thumbs, licensing, attribution, TOC, etc.
  • help drive people to OPEN data
  • Linked-data based cataloging, description
  • give researchers a platform for linking data
  • crowd/club-sourcing links, topics, terms, etc.
  • citation mapping & mining
Table 2
  • Find MY library resources in ANY search engine
  • use existing use cases to guide implementations (don't need to make new ones...)
  • show business / $ value
  • Think about new users: K-12, genealogists, tourists, etc. 
  • Find my library resources reused in the web via mashups (exhibits, tour guides, a la IIIF, etc.) 
    • let users lasso content
  • Educate / train others in linked data / web structures (other depts on campus, e.g.) 
  • "old cities online", pulling LOD from memory organizations with historic data about cities
Table 3
  • Consuming & publishing use cases
  • Non-latin script and language support
  • Recommender services, like Facebook / Linked-in reading lists, cross-linked with local library holdings
  • Link paths to best access for information
    • around paywalls
    • best version for a device
    • local holdings
  • Preferred/ Trusted provenance filtering / views
  • "follow the data trail" – track back to see who made what assertions, changes, in parts of graph
  • Export / machine APIs for reuse elsewhere
  • Capture curation/exhibits/storytelling for reuse
  • don't collect–just refer
  • Preserving the graph
  • Automated pub quiz
Table 4
  • Talk to users, not librarians
  • do things with value
  • do new kinds of catloging
  • Talk to non-users
  • Multi-lingual support
  • New types of queries / browse / interactions made possible by LOD
    • make it shiny – have compelling UIs
  • capture annotations from collaborative study for reuse (crowdsourcing...)
  • talk to machines
  • talk to 19 year olds (younger users with different use patterns)
  • mine known library taks, such as known item search
  • convert opaque RWO to ones with internal links
    • video from a single file to one with video & audio separate, e.g.
    • books with marginalia into text w/ annotations






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