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John Roberts

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Mar 10, 2011, 3:39:23 AM3/10/11
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Dear all,
 
I have been invited to give a presentation at an upcoming seminar here in Wellington NZ on archival description, linked open data, semantic web stuff - the session description is so loose I can pretty much cover anything in the general area in my 20 minutes. I have a few ideas, but I'm interested in what key points folks in this group think should be made.
 
Its a university-hosted, interdisciplinary event run out of the Library and Information Science school.
 
FWIW, some of the points I propose making areL:
 
- we don't so much describe as contextualise and connect
- the importance of linking and making linkable
- the corollary importance of making our data machine processable
- the value in sharing vocabularies
- the erosion of the distinction between data and metadata
 
Suggestions anyone?
 
John
 
John Roberts
Archives New Zealand

Jodi Schneider

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Mar 10, 2011, 12:43:15 PM3/10/11
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The LLD group has been keeping a presentations list which could be helpful for inspiration:

I especially recommend these presentations from Mark Matienzio if you haven't seen them yet:

Good luck, John, and send us a link so we can add your presentation later!
-Jodi

Corey A Harper

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Mar 10, 2011, 1:06:20 PM3/10/11
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Hi John,

Good to see you on this list. I really like your points about context
rather than description. I've been thinking about that a lot lately,
particularly irt the lod-lam ramifications and potential of EAC-CPF.

Also could be influenced by having just seen Daniel Pitti talk for 2
hours on the topic early this week, and having seen a quick lightening
talk by Brian Tingle on SNAC (Social Networks and Archival Context) [1]
at c4l11 last month.

I think pulling that bio-type info out of pseudo-descriptions of
archival records themselves makes it much more broadly useful, and that
info is some of the richest entity metadata our communities have. I'm
still trying to wrap my head around the LOCAH [2] approach to see if its
modeling is compatible with this separation, but I'd expect so.

Some of the SNAC related slides from Daniel's talk were very similar to
the ones he used in a previous talk last fall. [3] While I wish the SNAC
stuff were more linkable from the outside, at least they're linking out,
if only to VIAF.

Best,
-Corey

[1] http://socialarchive.iath.virginia.edu/
[2] http://blogs.ukoln.ac.uk/locah/
[3] http://bit.ly/eXozAM

On 3/10/2011 12:43 PM, Jodi Schneider wrote:
> The LLD group has been keeping a presentations list which could be
> helpful for inspiration:
> http://www.w3.org/2005/Incubator/lld/wiki/Presentations
>
> I especially recommend these presentations from Mark Matienzio if you
> haven't seen them yet:
>

> * Mark Matienzo Archives & the Semantic Web
> http://www.slideshare.net/anarchivist/archives-the-semantic-web
> * Mark Matienzo Linked Data and Archival Description: Confluences,

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Corey A Harper
Metadata Services Librarian
New York University Libraries
20 Cooper Square, 3rd Floor
New York, NY 10003-7112
212.998.2479
corey....@nyu.edu

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