Catalog Form and Function Interest Group (Core IG Week) - Shared screen with speaker view
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Jenny Levine, (staff, she/hers)
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No Columbo? I'm out
All the Chrises? I'm back in
@laura thank you for the chuckle
Interesting to see call number ranges supplied rather than specific, individual ones attempted. Classification/call number assignment takes time and skill, and has an outsize presence in leaner library workflows.
What is your ILS/LMS?
What system are you using? Is there open instruction on how to add those Wikidata entries?
Doe it bother users when some authors have extra info and others don't?
Mike, the call number ranges in the subject page are coming from the subject authority. The 053 in MARC or madsrdf:classification in the linked data… https://id.loc.gov/authorities/subjects/sh85116039.html
Why are you preferring the DBpedia description element over the Wikidata/Wikipedia description element?
Elizabeth, we’ll discuss some of the feedback we’ve received during usability testing. It would be great to discuss this during Q/A.
Thanks, Steven! I appreciate the insight. I am strongly in favor of reducing classification item by item and using solutions like the one you've enacted.
Are you imagining that this effort could work well in a mobile library catalog search? Curious - have you asked your user reps about their mobile use of these tests. Thank you
Yeah, the more relationships defined by URI the better :)
@Jesse, we have not specifically asked the user reps about mobile library catalog search but the implementation team does consider responsive design in general. I'll note that question for later though :)
Thank you Huda
influenced by: see WorldCat Identities for example http://www.worldcat.org/identities/lccn-n79-77221/
Info on the WorldCat Identities API https://www.oclc.org/developer/api/oclc-apis/worldcat-identities.en.html
Also 'citizenship' is a modern concept Will it be applicable to historical figures like Montezuma?
Thank you for mentioning that the cataloger's focus could be pulled in different directions - maintaining accurate data in Wikidata vs. the local catalog. Could lead to duplicate work.
Yeah, haven’t seen downloads, yet, but I think soon…APIs that seem to access this include: https://id.loc.gov/resources/works/suggest2?=historyhttps://id.loc.gov/resources/hubs/suggest2?=history
Is there a page for the LC Hubs or some place to look? I'm not finding anything right now. Thanks
Elsa, great point. One thing I didn’t address with the labor dimension… We have a desire to rely on data that we traditionally do not capture or have the capacity ourselves to capture, so we’re being a little opportunistic using “external” sources.
You’ll see them in the facet
Thank you Jim!
This is so cool!
Lots of exciting possibilities here!
Yeah, the MARC is a conflated format, la la la
Thanks Steven - this is definately going to take a new approach to the work. Opportunistic is good!
I've used this for the sampling https://id.loc.gov/search/?q=cs:http://id.loc.gov/resources/hubs
adding format=json provides Atom view (which is what I used)
One recipe I was think of is open refine + suggest api that would slowly get you the identifiers?
Yeah metadata work as adaptation to context 🙂
Great session and presentations, Jim!
Thanks all! I'll follow up with you about that open refine suggestion Jim : )
Jenny Levine, (staff, she/hers)
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Thank you so much! So informative!
very interesting. thank you!
Thank you all.