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Welcome to the website of Linked Data for Production (LD4P). With support from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, six partners (Columbia, Cornell, Harvard, Library of Congress, Princeton, and Stanford University) are piloting the transition of technical services workflows to a linked data environment. Over a two-year period, the partners will focus on developing the ability to produce metadata as linked open data communally, extending the BIBFRAME ontology to encompass the many resource formats managed by libraries, and engaging the broader library community to ensure a sustainable and extensible environment. LD4P works closely with the Mellon-funded Linked Data for Libraries-Labs project.
Here is the latest news from LD4P. What we're working on now. What's coming next. This will be compiled from the partners' individual updates.
|The Art & Rare Materials BIBFRAME Ontology Extension|
The Art & Rare Materials BIBFRAME Ontology Extension (ARM), and the ontologies housed in the ARM GitHub repository have been developed as extensions of the BIBFRAME ontology for generalized bibliographic description to provide specialized modeling in the art and rare materials domains. These were originally conceived of as two separate projects: Columbia University led ArtFrame, an ontology extension for the description of two-and three-dimensional artworks, in collaboration with the Art Libraries Society of North America's Cataloging Advisory Committee (ARLIS CAC), the Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division, The Clark Library, and the Morgan Library & Museum. Meanwhile, Cornell University led the Rare Materials Ontology Extension (RareMat) in collaboration with the ACRL Rare Books and Manuscript Section's Bibliographic Standards Committee (RBMS-BSC); RareMat was intended to provide modeling for the complexity of rare materials, particularly item-level description not addressed in BIBFRAME.
As work proceeded, it became apparent that many of the modeling needs of the two groups overlapped: physical description, physical condition and conservation, custodial history, measurements, awards and exhibitions, and so on. It was thus decided to merge the projects and jointly develop a single set of models.
Meanwhile, select models were considered separable from the core models, amenable to independent implementation by users within and outside the bibliographic domain. These models have been pulled out of the core ontology into three modularized ontologies: awards, custodial history, and measurements.
In addition to the ontologies, the group has generated several other outputs:
Library of Congress Library of Congress BIBFRAME
Princeton University Princeton Derrida Archive
- PCC. The Program for Cooperative Cataloging is partnering with LD4P and the work of its committees will complement the work of LD4P projects.
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