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Monday, July 11

9:00am EDT

Visualizing and Training Machine Learning Models with Sinopia Linked Data
An update to last year's workshop, this workshop provides participants the opportunity to explore Sinopia's Linked Data resources through a machine-learning lens. The workshop will have four sections. The first section will be an introduction to Jupyter Notebooks, harvesting RDF from Sinopia's API, and analyzing and visualizing the RDF using Pandas. The second section takes the Panda dataframes from the first-section and then build a custom spaCy Named Entity Recognition pipeline for tagging descriptions with FAST subject headings. The third section will use HuggingFace transformers for NER and summarization pipelines using PyTorch. The final section focuses on broader machine learning challenges and will introduce participants to Model Cards and Data Statements for describing the work they did during the workshop.

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Jeremy Nelson

Software Engineer, Stanford University Libraries

Monday July 11, 2022 9:00am - 12:00pm EDT

9:00am EDT

Tracking Alternate Labels for Subject Headings with Wikibase
From October-December 2021, the LD4 Wikibase Working Hour used a WBStack instance to represent alternate subject heading labels used by different institutions. Over three sessions, participants helped develop a data model for the instance, suggested properties to use in the model, created the properties, and created items for alternate labels.

For the LD4 conference, the LD4 Wikibase Working Hour would like to explore how the data we have added to the sandbox WBStack instance could be used and programmatically updated. This will include working with the Wikibase query service, QuickStatements, and possibly other features to demonstrate how Wikibase (and its relatives WBStack and Wikibase Cloud) could be a powerful tool for modeling, tracking and demonstrating the use of alternate labels for terms in established controlled vocabularies.  Sample data will be provided, but participants will be encouraged to work with and contribute data from their home institutions.  

What will attendees learn?
  • Differences between Wikidata, Wikibase and Wikibase Cloud (and legacy WBStack)
  • How to create items and properties in Wikibase
  • How local Wikibases can be used with Wikidata
  • How to use the Query service in a Wikibase instance
  • How to use Quick statements with a Wikibase instance
  • How to integrate OpenRefine into Wikibase workflows (a walkthrough/demo of an existing reconciliation service, not a hands-on exercise)

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Timothy Mendenhall

Metadata Librarian, Columbia University

Monday July 11, 2022 9:00am - 12:00pm EDT

12:00pm EDT

LD4 Steering
Did you know that the LD4 Conference is just one aspect of the broader LD4 Community? In this panel you'll be introduced to members of the LD4 Steering Group, learn how to continue your involvement with the LD4 Community, and have a chance to give input on community development.

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Tom Cramer

Chief Technology Strategist, University Libraries, Stanford University
Blacklight, IIIF, Samvera, Fedora, VIVO, Research Intelligence, DuraSpace, linked data, Web Archiving, geospatial services, open source, community.
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Jason Kovari

Director, Cataloging & Metadata Services, Cornell University
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Claire DeMarco

Director of Information Discovery Services, Harvard University
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Simeon Warner

Associate University Librarian, IT, Cornell University
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Sherine Eid

Head of International Library Projects Unit, Bibliotheca Alexandrina
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Elizabeth Russey Roke

Discovery and Metadata Archivist, Emory University

Monday July 11, 2022 12:00pm - 1:00pm EDT

1:00pm EDT

Linking Ethics & Data: The Creation and Use of the Ethics In Linked Data Checklist
This session will introduce participants to the Ethics in Linked Data checklist, developed 2020-2022 by the LD4 Ethics in Linked Data Affinity Group and published as part of the forthcoming volume Ethics in Linked Data from Litwin. In addition to providing an overview of the checklist and its contents, the panelists will discuss the process of creating this resource and describe a case of its use in implementation.

Participants should leave the session with an understanding of what the checklist is, how it may be useful for their work and research, and ideas of how such a resource can be put into practice.

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Bri Watson

PhD Student, University of British Columbia School of Information
I am a PhD. student in the University of British Columbia’s School of Library, Archival, and Information Studies, the Archivist-Historian for the Consensual Non-Monogamies taskforce of the American Psychological Association. I also run the queer history project 50 Years On, Man... Read More →

Monday July 11, 2022 1:00pm - 1:45pm EDT
Tuesday, July 12

9:00am EDT

Introduction to Wikibase and Wikibase.cloud
Wikibase is free, open-source software developed by Wikimedia Deutschland. Originally developed to run Wikidata, Wikibase allows users to store, manage and open up access to their linked data. In 2022, Wikimedia Deutschland launched Wikibase.cloud, a Wikibase as a service platform where users can quickly and easily set up a Wikibase instance and share their linked open data. In this talk, we will cover an introduction to Wikibase and our new service Wikibase.cloud.


Georgina Burnett

Senior partner manager, Wikimedia Deutschland
Hi! I work in the software development department at Wikimedia Deutschland - the German chapter of the global Wikimedia movement. Our software development department actively develops and maintains a number of software products, including Wikidata and Wikibase. If you're interested... Read More →

Tuesday July 12, 2022 9:00am - 9:30am EDT

9:00am EDT

An Interactive AI-based Approach to Semantic Applications for Archival Metadata
SpokenWeb is a research network engaged in the digitization, cataloging and online presentation of audio-visual recordings that document literary activities event held in Canada since the 1950s. Is the network’s goal to develop robust Contents metadata to allow for granular navigation of the audio, and to link this data to other sources, to that end SpokenWeb cataloguers have aimed to add semantic annotations (Wikidata QIDs) to its metadata. 

In this presentation we will explain the rationale used to develop a web-based tool to help the cataloguers engage in the task of adding semantic annotations to metadata using a semi-automatic approach that ensures high quality annotations while leveraging Natural Language Understanding techniques to accelerate the process. 

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Jason Camlot

Professor of English and Research Chair in Literature and Sound Studies, Concordia University
Jason Camlot is Professor of English and Research Chair in Literature and Sound Studies at Concordia University in Montreal. His recent critical works include Phonopoetics: The Making of Early Literary Recordings (Stanford 2019). and the co-edited collections, Unpacking the Personal... Read More →
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Tomasz Neugebauer

Digital Projects & Systems Development Librarian, Concordia University
Tomasz Neugebauer is the Digital Projects & Systems Development Librarian at Concordia University, where he participates in the design, development, and implementation of various research and library applications. His current research interests include information visualization, linked... Read More →
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Francisco Berrizbeitia

Developer, Concordia University
Francisco Berrizbeitia Eng, M.Sc is a developer at Concordia Library and the lead developer of Swallow. His interests lie in linked open data, text mining, and natural language understanding, currently collaborating with researchers from multiple institutions.

Tuesday July 12, 2022 9:00am - 9:45am EDT

9:30am EDT

Wikidata - Where are we? What’s coming?
Wikidata has been growing and maturing over the past 10 years now and has become a central piece of infrastructure for a lot of day-to-day technology we use every day. In this session we will take a look behind the scenes and see where Wikidata is going in the future.

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Lydia Pintscher

Product Manager for Wikidata, Wikimedia Deutschland
Lydia Pintscher is the Product Manager for Wikidata at Wikimedia Deutschland. She studied computer science with a focus on innovation and language at the University of Karlsruhe. She is a long-time free software contributor, most notably as a member of the board of KDE e.V.

Tuesday July 12, 2022 9:30am - 10:00am EDT

9:45am EDT

Wiki Tuesday Western: Building a Wikidata Community At the Library
This is a talk about building a Wikidata community of practice at Western Libraries (London, ON). Wiki Tuesday Western began as a grassroots meetup in the library and has since grown into a small community of academic library workers who are now Wikidata editors. In this talk, I will review how we began by teaching the basics of Wikidata to library staff unfamiliar with concepts of Linked Data and moved into learning how to make bulk changes using QuickStatements. The work of this group has taken a participatory action approach to learning Linked Data that involves all participants in the projects we undertake from the planning stages through to production. Attendees will learn that consistency and flexibility were key to establishing a community of practice around Wikidata at our institution.

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Erin Johnson

Metadata Librarian, Western Libraries

Tuesday July 12, 2022 9:45am - 10:00am EDT

10:00am EDT

Linking Biocultural Heritage and Scientific Knowledges Towards Ethical, Reciprocal, No-Time-To-Waste Climate Action
Library and Information Scientists’ technical skill-sets and ethical best practices are well suited to the task of connecting cultural and scientific data sets towards vital environmental action. As COVID-19 and drastic as well as chronic climate changes signal immediate global challenges, all sectors must contribute knowledge and skills towards urgent action. Libraries preserve and share cultural and scientific knowledge, but silos, paywalls, or inadequate data linking methodologies or skills inhibit discovery, cross-fertilization, or reciprocal knowledge sharing. This brainstorming session will engage linked data professionals in envisioning concrete action plans towards creating and sustaining a database of biocultural knowledge. This will build on a formal (Journal of Documentation) call made to Library and Information communities in 2022. Traditional, Local, and Indigenous Knowledge Systems have relevant, time-tested, unique, and often fragile environmental stewardship information that have often been ignored or suppressed. Scientific or academic knowledge and publications are often closed off, through costly subscriptions or inadequate digital infrastructures, from exploration by communities. Enabling cross-sharing of knowledge, linked data facilitation could engage academic and local communities in ongoing climate action—supporting exploration of intangible and biocultural heritage traditions and promoting collaborations among GLAM practitioners, citizen scientists, and citizen social scientists.

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Martha Lerski

Business Librarian/Asst. Professor, Lehman College - Leonard Lief Library
Business Librarian at Lehman College, CUNY, Lerski's research explores the intersection of cultural heritage and climate change, emphasizing stakeholder involvement. This summer she will present on Library best practices in relation to climate change and Living Heritage at the following... Read More →

Tuesday July 12, 2022 10:00am - 11:30am EDT

10:00am EDT

Official RDA and BIBFRAME
The Official RDA Toolkit is projected to replace the Original RDA Toolkit over the next year. This hands-on tutorial will introduce the Official RDA Toolkit and its supporting documentation, the Library of Congress-Program for Cooperative Cataloging Policy Statements, and the Metadata Guidance Documentation, specifically as they might be applied in a BIBFRAME cataloging environment.


Paul Frank

Cataloging Librarian, Library of Congress

Tuesday July 12, 2022 10:00am - 11:30am EDT

12:00pm EDT

Building Your Wikidata Project
This panel would explore how to start different kinds of Wikidata projects at a diverse set of institutions. Institutions include Syracuse University Libraries, Western Michigan Libraries, Dumbarton Oaks Museum, Dominican University Graduate School of Library & Information Science, JSTOR, the mHz Foundation, and IUPUI English department. That panel would touch on Wikidata in the classroom, libraries, museums, and non-profit space.

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Stephanie Caruso

Dumbarton Oaks

Sharon Garewal

Taxonomy Manager, ITHAKA
Sharon Garewal is a Senior Metadata Librarian, Taxonomy Manager for JSTOR, a digital library of academic journals, books, and primary sources that helps people discover and use a wide range of content, and that preserves this content for future generations. She is responsible for... Read More →

Kiley Jolicoeur

Metadata Strategies Librarian, Syracuse University Libraries
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Will Kent

Wikidata Program Manager, Wiki Education

Chris Long

University of Colorado Boulder
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Bettina Smith

Manager, Image Collections & Fieldwork Archives, Dumbarton Oaks
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Karen Snow

Professor, Dominican University School of Information Studies
Karen Snow is a Professor and the PhD Program Director in the School of Information Studies at Dominican University in River Forest, IL. She teaches face-to-face and online in the areas of cataloging, classification, and metadata. She completed her PhD in Information Science at the... Read More →
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Marianne Swierenga

Cataloging and Metadata Librarian, Western Michigan University
Metadata for library collections with a special interest in archives and special collections.
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Virginia Poundstone

Director of Product and Content, MHz Foundation
Virginia Poundstone applies her skills as a visual artist, educator, and community organizer to lead the product and content strategy and teams for the open access art and cultural heritage project: Curationist. Prior to joining the MHz Foundation she was an art educator at Parsons... Read More →

Tuesday July 12, 2022 12:00pm - 1:00pm EDT

12:00pm EDT

Bibliometric-Enhanced Information Retrieval as a tool for enriching and validating Wikidata
Nowadays, scholarly knowledge is evolving and research findings are subject to adjustment or enrichment daily. Wikimedia Projects, particularly Wikipedia and Wikidata, trying to capture a significant set of human knowledge are facing difficulties in covering major aspects of notable information due to the limitations of human efforts in this context. This fact is worsened by the lack of skills in library and information science such as reference support and the biased representation of the Wikimedia Community, disregarding females and people from the Global South. Bibliographic databases such as PubMed provide large-scale data about millions of scholarly publications, covering various aspects of scholarly knowledge. Thus, these resources can be leveraged to capture insights into human findings using a variety of techniques ranging from natural language processing and knowledge engineering to machine learning and graph embeddings. In this presentation, I will highlight our research project as the Data Engineering and Semantics Research Unit in Tunisia and the Sisonkebiotik African Biomedical Machine Learning Community to use PubMed, a bibliographic database for the biomedical domain curated by NCBI and NIH, to verify, enrich and validate clinical information in Wikidata using intuitive algorithms that consider the bibliographic metadata of scholarly publication when retrieving information to update Wikidata in the biomedical context. These algorithms are driven by Biopython, a Python Library for managing PubMed Entrez API, and PyTorch and Scikit-Learn as Machine Learning Python Libraries.
Agenda available here.

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Eric Willey

Special Collections and Formats Cataloger, Milner Library, Illinois State University
Eric Willey is the Special Collections and Formats Cataloger at Illinois State University.

Tuesday July 12, 2022 12:00pm - 1:30pm EDT

1:00pm EDT

Beyond Spreadsheets: Metadata Crosswalks as Structured Documentation
The transition to linked open data requires that complex legacy formats such as MARC 21 be mapped to linked open data ontologies and vocabularies. In practice, metadata crosswalks are typically documented using spreadsheets and implemented in a transformation language such as XSLT (Extensible Stylesheet Language Transformations). This approach hinders interoperability because mapping spreadsheets vary from institution to institution: they are ad hoc rather than standardized, and they provide limited contextual information to guide those who are ultimately responsible for implementing a crosswalk in code. Although there are standards for defining metadata application profiles, there are no standard frameworks to guide the specification of metadata crosswalks.

As part of a campus-wide cross-collection discovery initiative, the Yale University Library is transforming its MARC-based metadata to the Linked Art profile of the CIDOC-CRM ontology. The library’s MARC/Linked Art crosswalk has been specified using DITA (Darwin Information Typing Architecture), an XML standard for documentation and technical writing that emphasizes structure, modularity, and content reuse. The DITA standard is topic-based and supports specialization: documents that provide information to contextualize a metadata concept can be paired with documents that specify individual tasks or algorithms needed to implement a crosswalk.

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Timothy Thompson

Librarian for Applied Metadata Research, Yale University Library
I work as the Librarian for Applied Metadata Research at the Yale University Library. As a metadata practitioner, my work focuses on the implementation of linked data standards and technologies in academic libraries. I previously cochaired the Linked Data Advisory Committee of the... Read More →

Tuesday July 12, 2022 1:00pm - 1:45pm EDT
Wednesday, July 13

9:00am EDT

Structuring Wikimedia to Reach Global Communities
In recent years, Wikimedia projects have adopted Structured Data more widely (and globally) thanks to Wikidata. The two best-known cases so far are structured infoboxes used in some Wikipedias languages and Structured Data on Commons (SDC), which has used Wikidata properties to describe, link, and expand the information on media files, as well as make the files from the platform more connected.

More recently, different teams at the Wikimedia Foundation have understood the importance of linked data and are working to make Wikimedia projects more connected to each other, primarily through Wikidata and SDC.

To discuss the importance of linking knowledge globally and widely, this session intends to talk about and showcase some features (in different stages of development) that are working towards this goal and direction: structured image citations on Wikipedia, references on SDC, image suggestions on Wikipedia, and Commons' Media Search.

To illustrate some of these initiatives, the session will also feature the presence of the Digital Public Library of America (DPLA) presenting the structured image citations on Wikipedia and one (or more) of the #1pic1article organizers, a campaign that tested image suggestions on Wikipedia, based on SD, with Wikimedia communities in LATAM, on Wikipedia in Spanish.

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Luca Martinelli

Community Relations Specialist, Wikimedia Foundation
Born in 1985, I started as a freelance journalist, covering mostly politics and IT. Then I worked for five years at the National Library Service, both as webmaster and wikipedian in residence. Since 2021, I work at Wikimedia Foundation as a Community Relations Specialist. Wikipedian... Read More →
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Giovanna Fontenelle

Program Officer, GLAM and Culture, Wikimedia Foundation
Hello! I'm a Journalist, Historian, Educator, master's student in Social History, and Wikimedian. I work as Program Officer, GLAM and Culture, at the Wikimedia Foundation. I'm also the general coordinator of Creative Commons Brasil (CCBR) and a member of the Creative Commons Global... Read More →
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Patricia Diaz

Executive Director, Wikimedia Chile
I am Wikimedia Chile's Executive Director and I promote local and open contents in Internet. I have a background in cultural heritage, communications and development studies, and I am interested in the emergence of new narratives within the digital environments, and the promotion... Read More →

Wednesday July 13, 2022 9:00am - 9:45am EDT

10:00am EDT

The Wiki-vengers Initiative: A Working Session to Develop Best Practices for Comics Wikidata
"There was an idea...called the Wiki-vengers Initiative. The idea was to bring together a group of remarkable people, see if they could make this data something more. See if they could work together when we needed them to, to create the best practices we never could."

The Graphic Possibilities Research Workshop at Michigan State University has gathered librarians, comics scholars, and wiki-enthusiasts for wikidata edit-a-thons and visualization workshops. At these events participants have raised a number of unresolved issues in modeling comics in Wikidata: how to model comic strips versus books, how to model imprints, publishers, and brand emblems; the list goes on. Building upon the work done at San Diego State University and Michigan State University, we propose a working session to develop best practices, create documentation, and garner support for the intersection of comics and wikidata. Participants will split into focus groups to solve particular problems, then present their findings to the larger group. We will share the resources we create on a WikiProject page so that other practitioners can utilize them and improve upon them. With our powers combined, LD4 attendees can save comics wikidata from utter chaos!

Leaders of the session include Kate Topham (MSU), Justin Wigard (MSU), Julian Chambliss (MSU, Annamarie Klose (Ohio State University), and Allison Bailund (San Diego State University).

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Kate Topham

Digital Humanities Archivist, Michigan State University, United States of America

Wednesday July 13, 2022 10:00am - 11:30am EDT

10:00am EDT

Wikidata Tutorial: Intro to the Basics
Wikidata Tutorial: Intro to the Basics will provide a hands-on introduction to Wikidata and the Wikidata Query Tool. In this interactive workshop, participants will learn the basic functions of both and how to make simple manual edits to Wikidata items and create simple database queries. The workshop will also briefly discuss how institutions can use Wikidata effectively. Workshop links can be found here: https://www.wikidata.org/wiki/User:Gamaliel/LD4

Wednesday July 13, 2022 10:00am - 11:30am EDT

12:00pm EDT

Automated Wikidata Project: using Python and Wikibot to Build and Update Faculty Profiles in Wikidata
As a PCC Wikidata Pilot Project member, San Diego State University (SDSU) Library launched the Wikidata Faculty Profiles Project in 2020. However, with limited time and resources, only a small number of Faculty Profiles were created before the PCC Project ended. Extending this project to 2022, SDSU Library started to explore a more automated way of data collection and processing and metadata creation and enrichment in Wikidata. They developed Python scripts to scrape faculty data from department websites and used PyWikibot to create Wikidata items, build and update statements for Wikidata name entities. This presentation will cover how SDSU Library used Python and Wikibot (a configurable and flexible data interaction program that can be used for Wikidata) to facilitate the data collection and Wikidata editing process. It will also provide insights into how others may use Wikibot and discuss the challenges that they met and their future plans.

Slides can be viewed here: https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1g_Juej2-pEJrCazTO7YLD2_1W_V96U1MnJwOsXqy8t8/edit?usp=sharing

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Greta Heng

Cataloging and Metadata Strategies Librarian, San Diego State Unviersity

Sheetal Rani Prasad

Software Engineer | Student Assistant, San Diego State University
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Andre Hulet

MLIS candidate, San Jose State University
Prior to Andre's engagement with LIS, he worked in software development and systems integration. He has long been interested in the relationships between data design and information retrieval, which led him to study resource description, vocabularies, and semantic web approaches... Read More →

Wednesday July 13, 2022 12:00pm - 12:45pm EDT

12:00pm EDT

LD4 Rare Materials Affinity Group Meeting
The LD4 Rare Materials Affinity Group seeks to make use of the collective expertise across GLAM (Galleries, Libraries, Archives, and Museums) institutions to discuss needs and challenges particular to rare and archival materials in a linked data environment, and to coordinate the development of resources to support our work. At the session we will share the results of a recent survey to solicit community input on rare materials profile development, and have a general discussion of our roadmap of short, medium, and long-term goals for the group. The session will be informal and open to any related topics of interest to attendees, and is open to anyone interested in joining the conversation.

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Paloma Graciani-Picardo

Head of Description and Access, Book Cataloging, University of Texas at Austin
Metadata Librarian at the Harry Ransom Center, University of Texas at Austin, where I oversee the creation and management of MARC-based cataloging and develop metadata strategies to enhance access and discovery of rare and unique materials. Working collaboratively across departments... Read More →
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Christine DeZelar-Tiedman

Interim Director, Cataloging and Metadata Services, University of Minnesota Libraries

Wednesday July 13, 2022 12:00pm - 1:00pm EDT

12:45pm EDT

Wikidata for Libraries and Librarians in Nigeria
The session is a report on Wikidata for libraries and librarians in Nigeria, with the goal of exposing participants to the strategy used in creating awareness to bridge the data gaps for libraries and notable librarians in Nigeria that exist on Wikidata. This lightning talk session will provide participants with goals, impact, achievements, and challenges faced in the project implementation and execution stage.

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Bukola James

Student, Kwara State University Malete, Nigeria
Bukola is a librarian in training at the Kwara State University Malete, and currently a virtual intern for IFLA-BSLISE. She is also a Wikimedian volunteer and project lead for different projects that promote the application of Wikimedia products and projects in GLAM institutions by... Read More →

Wednesday July 13, 2022 12:45pm - 1:00pm EDT

1:00pm EDT

The complexity of MARC, combined with the multitude of cataloging practices, makes indexing and querying MARC data challenging. As libraries move to linked data structures, the same linked data approaches can also be employed for analyzing MARC data in ways that are more efficient than is typical with other methods.

RDF triplestores cannot index MARC directly but a literal conversion to RDF is a swift and direct way to retain MARC data values. By indexing MARC data in a graph-based index we can accommodate the sheer number of fields, subfields, indicators and their respective combinations that are possible across a set of MARC records. This transformation to RDF is lossless while other common linked data ontologies used by libraries, such as BIBFRAME, have a measurable degree of loss when transforming to RDF. An RDF view of the data could also be useful for improving quality by ensuring consistency across related records as well as facilitate conversion to other ontologies.

This talk will demonstrate a literal transformation of MARC/XML into RDF from a test set of MARCXML records and demonstrate example SPARQL queries of the MARC data.

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Kirk Hess

Lead Software Engineer, OCLC

Wednesday July 13, 2022 1:00pm - 1:45pm EDT

1:00pm EDT

A Base to Build On: Developing Wikibase Tools for GLAM Documents
The Semantic Lab at Pratt has been building custom tools to turn documents into data for many years. With our adoption of Wikibase as our datastore we have been developing new tools to leverage this platform. Our supervised process extracts semantic relationships from various types of resources such as archival documents and oral history transcripts and populates our Wikibase instance with this data. This presentation will demonstrate some of these tools, talk about what we have learned as well as next steps.


Wednesday July 13, 2022 1:00pm - 1:45pm EDT
Thursday, July 14

9:00am EDT

Borrow Actions and Library Linked Data at EBSCO
Together over 2,000 libraries work with EBSCO and Google Books to share borrow actions for ebooks, audiobooks, and print books through books.google.com and Google’s Knowledge Panels in the United States, Canada, and Australia. In this presentation, I will share how these libraries are growing borrow actions available on the web. I’ll show how they’re transforming records, publishing data with BIBFRAME and Schema.org, and using linked data to help people find books near them.

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Gloria Gonzalez

Senior Product Manager, EBSCO
I work on data graphs for public, academic, and government libraries with the Zepheira team at EBSCO. I began working with linked data in 2011 with Viewshare at the Library of Congress (https://labs.loc.gov/work/experiments/viewshare/). I co-founded the Library.Link Network in 2015... Read More →

Thursday July 14, 2022 9:00am - 9:45am EDT

9:00am EDT

Supporting Wikidata Knowledge and Skills Development in the GLAM Sector
This facilitated discussion session brings together individuals who share an interest in developing knowledge about linked data for individuals working within the GLAM sector. The goal of the session is to explore and identify a set of useful activities and resources for contributing and editing Wikidata that can be followed to provide this community of users a clear pedagogical path forward. A series of short activities surrounding the main topics addressed in the session will serve to highlight the key areas of knowledge and the main processes required to contribute to and work with Wikidata.

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Dr. Joan E. Beaudoin

Associate Professor, School of Information Sciences, Wayne State University
Hello! In my current position I teach and perform research on metadata, information organization, digital libraries, digital preservation, museum informatics, and the access to and use of visual information. Prior to this I performed archaeological fieldwork, taught art history, and... Read More →
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Amelia Mowry

Metadata & Discovery Services Librarian, Wayne State University

Thursday July 14, 2022 9:00am - 10:00am EDT

9:45am EDT

Find WorldCat Entities to Improve Resource Discoverability Through Connections
Funded in part by a grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, in partnership with an advisory group of 28 libraries, and built on OCLC’s decades of linked data research, OCLC has released more than 150 million WorldCat Entities. We’ve made these works and persons entities freely available for you to search, view, and gather URIs to add to your local bibliographic records. These linked data connections help empower serendipitous discoveries through connections that surface related items before researchers even know to look for them. Join us for a brief discussion of our history with linked data initiatives, an overview of WorldCat Entities, and a glimpse into our plans for the future.

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Anne Washington

Product Analyst, OCLC
Anne Washington is a Product Analyst on the Metadata and Digital Services Team at OCLC, focusing on next generation metadata applications. She previously worked at the University of Houston and the University of Virginia. Anne received her MLIS at the University of Wisconsin-Milw... Read More →

Thursday July 14, 2022 9:45am - 10:00am EDT

10:00am EDT

Spicing up Discovery with a DASH and a BANG!
As part of the Linked Data for Production: Closing the Loop (LD4P3) grant, Cornell University and Stanford University have collaborated on the exploration of the use of linked data to enhance discovery. In this presentation, we will describe our work in two separate areas: (a) the use of linked data to enhance knowledge panels and author and subject browse pages in the Cornell production catalog, and (b) our review of work relationships captured by various linked data sources and how these relationships can support specific discovery tasks.

In late December of 2021. Cornell University integrated information from Wikidata, DBPedia, and the Library of Congress linked data service into the library catalog. We will review the earlier experimental work that led to this integration, related usability results, and the stakeholder feedback which informed the final production integration.

In addition, we have been exploring how work relationships and aggregations, such as those provided by Library of Congress hubs and ShareVDE's BIBFRAME transformation of Program for Cooperative Cataloging data, can provide clusters of related works. We will review potential designs for using these clusters to display related works and results in the library catalog.

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Huda Khan

Research Application Programmer, Cornell University
Cornell University
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Astrid Usong

UX Designer, Stanford Libraries
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Steven Folsom

Coordinator, Metadata Design and Operations, Cornell University
Steven Folsom is a metadata librarian coordinating the creation and management of metadata for various Cornell University Library digital platforms. He strategizes on the integration of metadata across systems with the ultimate goal of improving discovery and access of information... Read More →

Thursday July 14, 2022 10:00am - 10:45am EDT

10:00am EDT

PCC Sinopia Cataloging Affinity Group: Sinopia Demo and Working Hour
For a year, PCC Sinopia Cataloging Affinity Group has offered programming and working hours to promote the use of Sinopia and the exploration of linked data cataloging among PCC members. For the LD4 Conference, the Affinity Group proposes hosting a demonstration of creating a resource description in Sinopia, followed by a working hour session in which participants can work on creating descriptions of materials from their home institutions (or from their own collections!).


Greta de Groat

Metadata Librarian for Electronic & Visual Resourc, Stanford University Libraries
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Margarita Perez Martinez

Metadata Librarian / IR Manager, University of Miami Law Library
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Timothy Mendenhall

Metadata Librarian, Columbia University

Thursday July 14, 2022 10:00am - 11:30am EDT

10:45am EDT

Working with Vanderbot to Add Multilingual Content (in English and Arabic) to Wikidata
This presentation will discuss the example workflow to add both English and Arabic character sets to Wikidata using Vanderbot. Joy will also discuss data modeling in Wikidata for works of translations to support visualization in Wikidata to provide insight into scholarly communication related to Medieval Islamic Technology.

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Steve Baskauf

Data Science and Data Curation Specialist, Vanderbilt University, Digital Scholarship and Communications
In addition to my current work at the Vanderbilt Libraries, I'm a former 30 year science educator. I'm an active participant in Biodiversity Information Standards (also known as TDWG), where I serve as chair of the Technical Architecture Group and on the Executive Committee. I've... Read More →
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Imam Dagher

Arabic & Islamic Studies Metadata Librarian, UCLA
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Anchalee Panigabutra-Roberts

Head, Cataloging, University of Tennessee Libraries
My name is Anchalee Panigabutra-Roberts, with the Thai nickname, Joy. I'm currently the Head of Cataloging at the University of Tennessee Libraries. My prior positions were Head of Cataloging and Metadata at University of Tennessee Libraries (2016-2018), Head of Cataloging and Metadata... Read More →

Thursday July 14, 2022 10:45am - 11:30am EDT

12:00pm EDT

Peer-to-Peer Learning and Linked Data
This talk will focus on the work of the Virginia Tech Libraries’ linked data interest group. Formed in November 2020, the purpose of this group is to provide a space to discuss linked data, to encourage learning and to experiment. Participants come from a variety of library units, including scholarly communications, digital collections, and special collections and archives. We have focused on low-stakes, low-barrier opportunities to increase our skills and experience with linked data technologies. Our projects have focused on ways to “mainstream” linked data in pre-existing library workflows, both as a way to improve the quality of library metadata and as a way to incrementally introduce new tools and practices to our colleagues.


Kara Long

Coordinator of Metadata Technologies, Virginia Tech

Thursday July 14, 2022 12:00pm - 12:15pm EDT

12:00pm EDT

LD4 Discovery Affinity Group Meeting
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Huda Khan

Research Application Programmer, Cornell University
Cornell University

Thursday July 14, 2022 12:00pm - 1:00pm EDT

12:15pm EDT

Expanding the Foundation for RDA as Linked Data: Mapping MARC21 Bibliographic to LRM/RDA/RDF
The University of Washington Libraries is committed to using RDA/LRM/RDF (RDA as linked data) to represent RDA description sets. RDA/LRM/RDF has not been widely adopted, and few test datasets exist. This could change rapidly if libraries transform legacy MARC data to RDA/LRM/RDF. Presenters describe a mapping project between the MARC21 bibliographic standard and RDA/LRM/RDF. In addition to describing the cross-organizational team, which includes information professionals from the University of Washington, the KB (the National Library of the Netherlands), and Emory University, the presentation addresses project workflows managed at the University of Washington. A live tour of the GitHub repository follows, with demonstrations of the work performed, and a call for additional collaborators. The project builds on work from the University of Washington, the RDA Steering Committee, and the MARC of Quality, including data produced by catalogers using RDA/LRM/RDF in Sinopia, an expanded set of updated Sinopia resource templates, and a transformation tool using Python and RDF Mapping Language (RML) to generate and publish BIBFRAME versions of our RDA data in Sinopia.

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Junghae Lee

E-Resources Metadata Librarian, University of Washington Libraries

Theodore Gerontakos

Head, Metadata and Cataloging Initiatives, University of Washington
Metadata Librarian since 2001.
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Crystal Clements

Science Cataloger, University of Washington Libraries

Thursday July 14, 2022 12:15pm - 1:00pm EDT

1:00pm EDT

Linking Data across Museum Archives and Special Collections
This session will present on the new workflows that we are implementing at the Oriental Institute museum archives to link photographic material that exists in the digital archives with the bibliographic records in the library database. Linking this data will bring these images online in a way that will open up the collections in which they are contained to new audiences, releasing them from the digital silos in which they are currently housed. This is important because it is painstaking work that will make a big impact on the discoverability of the extensive collection of archaeological photography contained within the OI museum archives. By presenting on our progress at the 2022 LD4 Conference on Linked Data, “Linking Global Knowledge,” we hope to share our experiences in developing workflows for this project, but also benefit from the knowledge of other participating institutions who have completed, or are in the process of implementing similar projects. These workflows have been co-written and refined by Ling Chan (Summer 2022, Uchicago Graduate Global Impact Intern). 

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Anne Flannery

Head of Museum Archives, The OI at the University of Chicago

Thursday July 14, 2022 1:00pm - 1:45pm EDT

1:45pm EDT

Digital Scriptorium: Building an LOD platform for a National Union Catalog for Premodern Manuscripts in US Collections
Since 1997, the national consortium Digital Scriptorium (DS; https://digital-scriptorium.org/) has been committed to providing free, cross-institutional online access to its members' collections of premodern manuscripts through an online database open to the public. DS represents over 30 institutional members representing American libraries and museums across the country with premodern manuscript collections. In 2020, DS began a redevelopment project to replace its current outmoded technology platform with one based on Linked Open Data (LOD) technologies and practices to build a national union catalog of global, premodern manuscripts in US collections. This lightning talk will summarize our processes and rationales for how we designed the data model and workflows to capture member institutions' structured metadata, transform it using OpenRefine, and import it into DS's Wikibase instance. The presentation will also highlight the development and role of DS Manuscript ID and Name Authorities for contribution to Wikidata and DS 2.0's implications for premodern manuscript description in a digital context.

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Lynn Ransom

Schoenberg Institute for Manuscript Studies
Co-organizer, 2019 Annual Meeting of the Medieval Academy of America

Thursday July 14, 2022 1:45pm - 2:00pm EDT
Friday, July 15

9:00am EDT

Management of Print and Electronic Collections and the Application of Linked Data technologies in University Libraries
This study discusses the importance of collection development as well as the application of linked data technologies in university libraries. Various factors have to be taken into consideration while developing a qualitative collection for the benefit of the users with the application of linked data technologies in the university libraries. These factors may include policies, principles, user orientation of new technology and application, staff training and development, problems associated with collection development, weeding and the use of linked data technologies. It is equally important to evaluate the collections to assess the usefulness of print and electronic collection in the library environment. The paper attempt to emphasize on collection development policy, internet and web-based collections and challenges with the collection development for print and electronic resources and the application of linked data technologies in Libraries.

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Grace Temilolu Ikenna

Researcher, University of Ibadan, Nigeria
I am a simple and forward thinking person. I have an active interest in research especially in the areas of Libraries, Archives and Records Management.Authors BiographyGrace Temilolu Ikenna, is a Certified Librarian of Nigeria (CLN) and a PhD Researcher at the Department of Library... Read More →

Friday July 15, 2022 9:00am - 9:45am EDT

9:00am EDT

The Share Family—One Project, Many Tenants
The Share Family of linked data initiatives is best known for its flagship product Share-VDE (Virtual Discovery Environment). This session will explore the expanse of the Share Family tenants including: Share-VDE, SHARE-Catalogue, Kubikat-LOD, PCC data pool and the National Bibliographies project. We will discuss the joint development process and the jointly-developed tools (including the J.Cricket linked data editor and the Share Family Index). Representatives from several of the Share Family projects will present their experiences and the specifics of the tenants. The University of Alberta Library (UAL) has partnered with Share-VDE to support a multi-year Linked Data Implementation Plan (LDIP). UAL will provide a high-level outline of LDIP and associated connections with the Share-VDE community. The British Library will describe migration of the linked open data British National Bibliography (BNB) to become the first tenant of the Share-Family National Bibliographies project. The SHARE-Catalogue project will present experimentations to connect its linked data platform with external environments, including Wikidata through massive upload of identifiers, and the exploration of other authority services, such as IdRef. Following the presentations, the panelists will have an open discussion comparing the various approaches in the projects and their individual experiences as part of the collaboration.

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Beth Picknally Camden

Goldstein Director of Information Processing, University of Pennsylvania Libraries
At the University of Pennsylvania Libraries, I am the Goldstein Director of Information Processing, responsible for technical services. I am involved in professional organizations including the American Library Association (ALA), ALA Core, and the Program for Cooperative Cataloging... Read More →

Alan Danskin

Collection Metadata Standards Manager, British Library
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Abigail Sparling

Serials Metadata Librarian, University of Alberta

Roberto Delle Donne

Prof., Università di Napoli Federico II

Friday July 15, 2022 9:00am - 10:00am EDT

10:00am EDT

Revamping Metadata Maker with Linked Data Sources
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

10:00am EDT

Sinopia Non-Latin Script Materials Cataloging Workshop

Members of the LD4 Non-Latin Script Materials Affinity Group invite you to a hands-on cataloging workshop geared towards professional catalogers of non-Latin script materials. The Sinopia Non-Latin Script Materials Cataloging Workshop will take place Friday, July 15, 10:00 am-11:30 am ET, as part of the 2022 LD4 Conference on Linked Data: "Linking Global Knowledge"


Crystal Clements, Science Cataloger, University of Washington Libraries will conduct the workshop. Cataloging will take place in Sinopia (stage), the linked data creation environment developed by LD4, using PCC BIBFRAME templates. Participants will explore the unique challenges of using Sinopia to catalog in a multiscript environment in a supportive community atmosphere. No experience with Sinopia is required. Participants are encouraged to bring their own Non-Latin script materials to the workshop.

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Crystal Clements

Science Cataloger, University of Washington Libraries

Friday July 15, 2022 10:00am - 11:30am EDT

10:15am EDT

Data Visualization for Pre-Service Art Teacher Education
According to Bertling et al. (2021), data visualization is a tool to make the real world to be visible and inherent. This presentation examines the significance of data visualization and data literacy in art education. Two higher art educators will share how they used data visualization in their teaching and research to encourage the students to explore diverse aspects of their leaning experiences as pre-service art teachers. The first part of this presentation will highlight how we have adopted data visualization in our teaching using different drawing tools. Our students have practiced data visualization to explore pedagogical issues and topics and art education theories. In order to deliver their data, students followed the sequence of data visualization methods from using traditional drawing materials such as colored pencils, markers, and crayons on paper to digital drawing tools with infographic approach and digital creation tools. In the second part of our presentation, we will introduce our practices on data visualization utilized for educational research. The two presenters have co-researched online art education areas such as instruction, assessment, communication, and feedback by utilizing data visualization methods. The session participants will explore practical strategies for data visualization and creation tools for teaching and research.


Borim Song

East Carolina university, College of Fine Arts and Communication, School of Art and Design

Kyungeun Lim

Kennesaw State University

Friday July 15, 2022 10:15am - 11:00am EDT

12:00pm EDT

Comparison of Rubbings Descriptions for Resource Discovery and Linkage
Rubbing has been a universal print technology for centuries to preserve and disseminate cultural heritage across countries. Rubbings have high value for art, history, culture, biography, paleography, archology, and epigraphy study. The open digital rubbing collections allow rubbings to reach a wider range of patrons and facilitate relevant research. However, the descriptions of the rubbing collections vary a lot in terms of depth and width since rubbings are culturally-dependent. Very general descriptions of rubbings with limited details might cause devaluation, thus making them less appreciable and useful. Linked Data will enable the connections between descriptions of the same, related, and contextual resources and provide an overall view of rubbings. High-quality metadata is a great source as well as a foundation to create Linked Data, The presentation will focus on the study of metadata schemes and descriptions of rubbings in different institutions, cultures, and countries. A qualitative comparative research method will be adopted. The purpose of the comparison is to increase awareness of different metadata schemes used to catalog rubbings across the world, enhance understanding of the influence of different cultural backgrounds on the description of rubbings, enrich the existing comparative research of rubbings, contribute to a common rule to describe rubbings resources, and identify important factors for rubbings data modeling.


Li Yang

University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

Margaret E. I. Kipp

University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, United States

Friday July 15, 2022 12:00pm - 12:45pm EDT

12:00pm EDT

FactGrid Cuneiform: A Linked Open Data Wikibase for Contextualizing Ancient Inscriptions
Wikidata’s ontology for Linked Open Data already provides a multi-dimensional framework for linking numerous features of an inscribed artifact, such as a cuneiform tablet, and contextualizing such objects in space and time. However, as of yet there are no properties in place for recording scribal variations at the level of each individual cuneiform sign for a particular tablet. To address the growing need for linking lexical data at the most granular level, that of a scribal hand, this presentation will discuss an implementation of Wikibase open source resources for linking distinctive features of a cuneiform tablet (e.g., the characteristic sign forms for handwriting recognition) to the existing lexicographical standards in Wikidata.

A viewable copy of Adam's slides can be found here.


Friday July 15, 2022 12:00pm - 12:45pm EDT

1:00pm EDT

Leveraging Wikidata for Ethical Virtual Re-assembly and Re-contextualization of Cultural Heritage
Thanks especially to its unique circumstances of preservation, the ancient site of Dura-Europos is a rare archaeological resource. But physical dispersal of Dura’s artifacts, and publication traditions (print and digital) that conventionally publish like with like (i.e. material grouped by type, material, or language) rather than as related assemblages, make it difficult, even for experts, to understand the rich intermingling of ancient cultures to which the site powerfully testifies. Beyond the challenges to comprehensibility presented by the current landscape of scattered data pertaining to Dura-Europos, there is also a pressing linguistic accessibility issue. The role of early 20th century colonialist power dynamics in the relocation of numerous Durene artifacts to the West presents an imperative to assure Arabic-speakers have intellectual access to the site’s artifacts and documentation. This talk will introduce the work of the International (Digital) Dura-Europos Archive (IDEA), a project using the power of Linked Open Data--but notably with a bottom-up design based in Wikidata--to virtually reassemble and re-contextualize the site’s archaeological data, while enhancing its discoverability and searchability in a host of world languages.


Friday July 15, 2022 1:00pm - 1:45pm EDT
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