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Friday, July 15 • 10:00am - 10:15am
Revamping Metadata Maker with Linked Data Sources

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Creating original linked data 'records' from scratch is a laborious process that requires ontology, authority, and cataloging standards knowledge. Currently available linked data editors, including Sinopia and Library of Congress BIBFRAME editors, were developed to support the creation of 'full-level' linked data by cataloging/metadata professionals with those skill sets and expertise. However, more and more cataloging and metadata creation work relies on copy catalogers or non-catalogers with language expertise who do not have adequate cataloging training or may not need it. Developed and released as an open-source application in 2015, MetadataMaker is a cataloging creation tool that is used by anyone regardless of their cataloging experience and knowledge. MetadataMaker has been updated in several areas, including supporting different formats of resources (9 modules are now available), and BIBFRAME output service for monographs. With the increasing awareness of linked data, we recently added VIAF as a linked data source for the name element. The new function supports the autocompletion of names that are available in VIAF and adds URIs to the output metadata. This presentation shares the initial usability test results with those who use the editor and discusses considerations for the future development of linked data editors, workflows, and training.


Myung-Ja Han

Metadata Librarian, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Library
MJ is the Professor/Metadata Librarian at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Her research focuses on interoperability of metadata, metadata modeling, bibliographic control in the digital library, and the use of Linked Open Data in library service architectures and im... Read More →
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Greta Heng

Cataloging and Metadata Strategies Librarian, San Diego State Unviersity

Friday July 15, 2022 10:00am - 10:15am EDT