Posted on: Friday, 29 June 2018 - 2:22pm
LD4P 2016-2018 has officially concluded!
It has been two years of intense collaboration, adventurous challenges, and steep learning curves (some of which we are still climbing). Our humble deliverable is the representation of inscriptions within 450 of Derrida's books as linked data. This may seem...
Posted on: Friday, 25 May 2018 - 5:53pm
After a quiet period of occaisional data cleanup and discussion locally, the month of May has involved travel to meet with LD4 partners.
Joyce, Jennifer, and Peter traveled to Stanford May 1 - 3 for the second annual LD4 partner's meeting -- two days of presentations, discussion, and networking...
Posted on: Friday, 30 March 2018 - 5:44pm
Joyce presented a popular ALCTS webinar about our project on March 21 (a snow day) called "Linked Data and Annotations, What We Stand to Gain".
Returning to our data (annotations as RDF), we're working to complete the preliminary clean-up before publishing a first version. Publishing a file of RDF...
Posted on: Friday, 16 February 2018 - 6:14pm
Luiza Wainer led the core group, along with other interested staff from CaMS and RBSC Tech Services, through a series of three hands-on SPARQL training sessions. SPARQL is a query language for RDF data. One immediate practical use for SPARQL is analysis and cleanup of the annotations that we...
Posted on: Friday, 26 January 2018 - 5:06pm
After a relatively slow holiday season, January has been productive. We completed our in-house annotation editor, at least well enough to encode annotations for our 450 dedications. Also, our newest core group member, Luiza Wainer, offered an excellent Introduction to SPARQL for all interested...
Posted on: Tuesday, 19 December 2017 - 3:25pm
Last week, Joyce, along with the rest of the core group, took the Linked Data Roadshow to interested colleagues in RBSC to provide our perspective on the the potentials of linked data and an overview of our recent linked data related activities. It was nice to begin a dialog and to consider their...
Posted on: Friday, 8 December 2017 - 5:25pm
This past week, Regine traveled to Germany to present at SWIB 2017
The core group has begun testing our local annotation editor. We plan to complete the initial creation of annotations in Jan.
We met with some members of Library Information Technology to discuss LD4P, and pragmatic and attainable...
Posted on: Friday, 17 November 2017 - 6:01pm
Earlier this week, Joyce, Jennifer and Peter were joined by Esmé Cowles (Library IT) at the 4th LD4P Partners Meeting at the Library of Congress (Nov 13-14). With 5 1/2 months remaining in the current grant, partners from the six institutions shared their accomplishments, goals, and challenges, and...
Posted on: Friday, 27 October 2017 - 5:51pm
Earlier in Oct., Joyce attended a meeting of SHARE-VDE participants in D.C. to learn more about the project and plans, and specifically about how it might relate to the next LD4P grant.
Given our workloads, we've decided to hold off on the linked data reading group for the time being.
Work on our...
Posted on: Thursday, 28 September 2017 - 4:00pm
The beginning of October marks the start of the final 6-month phase of our subproject. Since our last update, two weeks ago, we have finished creating MARC bibliographic descriptions for our sample set of Derrida's books. Creating MARC records is a step toward generating BIBFRAME descriptions using...
Posted on: Friday, 15 September 2017 - 6:06pm
Special visit: Last week, we enjoyed a day-long visit from Stanford's Phil Schreur. Phil is the PI for the LD4P grant, and has been engaged in exploring the potential for linked data in libraries for several years. He was kind enough to speak with our professional catalogers group, and to entertain...
Posted on: Thursday, 31 August 2017 - 3:53pm
This morning, we revived our monthly Tech Services linked data reading group. The reading for this month was the BIBFLOW Roadmap, which inspired passionate opinions about authority control in a linked data environment, and other interesting topics.
We have begun actively exploring a local...
Posted on: Friday, 18 August 2017 - 3:08pm
The core group is currently working on a few upcoming presentations:
A "Roadshow" on the potential of linked data for our Princeton collection development colleagues
A second round of "The Future of Library Catalog Data", an intro to linked data for all library staff, facilitated by the Library...
Posted on: Wednesday, 2 August 2017 - 11:23am
At the end of June, the Tech Services linked data study group completed our reading and discussion of Semantic Web for the Working Ontologist. We are planning to resume the group, with its stimulating conversations, in the autumn.
On July 18, we participated in an all-hands call, with...
Posted on: Thursday, 22 June 2017 - 11:03am
As a follow-up to our recent meetings with Anne Jarvis and the Department Heads, we (the core group) met with the excellent Application Development team from our Library Systems office earlier this week. The unprecedented meeting generated a few specific ideas for linked data-related projects, and...
Posted on: Friday, 9 June 2017 - 6:02pm
Our recent meeting with Department Heads was productive and stimulating. Joyce's presentation entitled "Linked Data at Princeton!" inspired interesting ideas and questions about the potentials of linked data here at PUL, and some general next steps were defined as a result. As one further step...
Posted on: Friday, 26 May 2017 - 2:49pm
With the community meetings behind us, we've been primarily focused on preparing a presentation for our Department Heads on Linked Data at Princeton, to give them an idea of what we have been working on and learning, and to discuss ideas. In addition, we have been keeping up with on-going...
Posted on: Friday, 12 May 2017 - 2:57pm
The past few weeks have been full ones for LD4P at Princeton:
April 24 - 28: The week of meetings at Stanford went well, with plenty of interesting and informative discussions happening between the scheduled events. The sheer volume of notes has inspired us to set aside structured time solely for...
Posted on: Monday, 17 April 2017 - 2:41pm
Stanford meetings: Joyce, Jennifer, and Peter will be traveling to Stanford next week for two LD4P-related meetings (April 24 - 28). The first two days of the week are a large community-input meeting. The group has invited a number of librarians, programmers, and vendors who are involved in linked...
Posted on: Friday, 31 March 2017 - 6:56pm
Today, March 31, marks the end of Phase 2 (of 4) of our project! For an update on our progress, please see: https://wiki.duraspace.org/display/LD4P/Princeton+-+Project+Updates
Posted on: Friday, 17 March 2017 - 4:44pm
Very unfortunately for us, a key member of the LD4P at Princeton core group, Tim Thompson, will be leaving on March 24 to become Discovery Metadata Librarian at Yale. Tim has contributed in many essential ways to our understanding of Web Annotations, to semantic web technologies in general, and to...
Posted on: Wednesday, 1 March 2017 - 12:15pm
By design, BIBFRAME 2.0 does not completely cover all types of resources. Partners within the LD4all consortium have taken on the complex task of developing extensions for the encoding of art, cartographic materials, moving images, music, and rare materials. Planning is currently underway for an...
Posted on: Friday, 17 February 2017 - 5:49pm
Our project page on the public LD4P wiki recently changed (though the old link still works): https://wiki.duraspace.org/display/LD4P/Princeton+-+Project+Updates. We will update it again next month (March 2017).
A few of us attended the Archeology of Reading (AOR) symposium last week in the Center...
Posted on: Friday, 27 January 2017 - 5:05pm
Since the last update, we have participlated in a couple of important meetings:(1) The first virtual all-hands meeting, including representatives from each of the LD4P partners(2) An all-hands meeting at ALA mid-winter in Atlanta -- Jennifer represented us in person while the rest of us called inAn...
Posted on: Friday, 13 January 2017 - 4:44pm
As we begin 2017, our students have already transcribed the dedications in nearly half of our sample set of Derrida's books, and we have begun mapping out a workflow for refining their work. The goal is to reflect the actual dedications as accurately as possible, and this can be challenging for a...
Posted on: Thursday, 22 December 2016 - 3:29pm
Our article has been published!
Timothy A. Thompson, et al. (2016). From Notes to Annotations: Deconstructing Dedications in the Library of Jacques Derrida at Princeton University, Journal of Library Metadata, 16(3-4), 146-165. doi:http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/19386389.2016.1258908
Posted on: Thursday, 22 December 2016 - 1:46pm
The end of the calendar year coincides with the end of the first half of our phase 2. We've correspondingly updated our Project Updates page on the public LD4P wiki, summarizing our activities to date:https://wiki.duraspace.org/display/LD4P/Princeton+-+Project+Updates
Last week, staff and...
Posted on: Tuesday, 13 December 2016 - 3:54pm
While our student helpers continue transcribing the sample dedications, and our colleauges work to develop required linked data-related tools, we've been keeping up the momentum, in part by investing time in a couple of free Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) related to linked data -- and feeling...
Posted on: Wednesday, 23 November 2016 - 4:49pm
Last week was a full one. Joyce presented a workshop at the Middle Eastern Librarians Association (MELA) in Boston on Linked data and BIBFRAME, and then travelled to join Tim and Peter in Washington D.C. for the second all-hands LD4P meeting, on Thursday and Friday. Back on the homefront on Friday...
Posted on: Thursday, 10 November 2016 - 12:00pm
With transcription of the sample dedications proceeding at a healhy pace (thanks to our student workers), we have been gearing up for an in-person meeting of LD4P partners in D.C., while preparing for presentations for library colleagues in a couple of different venues. Joyce will be presenting on...
Posted on: Friday, 28 October 2016 - 10:39am
Transcription of the hand-written dedications from our sample set of books is moving forward with the help of two newly hired (and sharp) student workers.
We (the core group) presented a project update to the professional catalogers (a.k.a. "profcats") this week. One outcome was the establishment...
Posted on: Friday, 14 October 2016 - 2:37pm
Phase 2 of our project (Oct. 2016 - Mar. 2017) is centered around creating initial RDF data for the 500 sample objects that we selected from Derrida's library. To kick it off, we've been spot checking the digitized pages from these items, and have created a simple form and database to capture...
Posted on: Friday, 30 September 2016 - 11:27am
Today, September 30, marks the successful conclusion of Phase 1 of our project. This first six months has largely been about local preparation and self-education, as well as establishing collaborations to ensure that our efforts will mesh well with those of our LD4P partners and the wider field. As...
Posted on: Monday, 19 September 2016 - 3:36pm
As the happy culmination of a prolonged group effort, we (the core group) finally submitted our article to the Journal of Library Metadata (JLM) last week (9/15) -- on time! We'll announce its publication here. As Phase 1 of our project winds down (at the end of this month), we have begun mapping...
Posted on: Friday, 2 September 2016 - 5:15pm
We have chosen 525 objects from Derrida's library for digitization (after extensive filtering). These are presentation copies given to Derrida with personal inscriptions written in them. The imaging studio has already begun digitizing the inscriptions as well as title pages. The images will aid our...
Posted on: Monday, 22 August 2016 - 5:45pm
As part of our work with the Rare Materials Ontology Extension subgroup, we have begun categorizing the nearly 45 use cases formulated over the past several weeks. Tim has taken a leading role in this effort.
In order to better understand ontologies amongst ourselves, the PUL core group has been...
Posted on: Thursday, 21 July 2016 - 4:56pm
The end of June marked the halfway point of Phase 1 of our project (see the general timeline below), and we've posted our first project update to the LD4P wiki:https://wiki.duraspace.org/display/LD4P/Princeton+-+Project+UpdatesOur project timeline:
Phase 1 (April-Sept. 2016)
Phase 2 (Oct...
Posted on: Friday, 24 June 2016 - 4:33pm
Last week, Tim gave an excellent presentation at the NISO virtual conference BIBFRAME & Real World Applications of Linked Bibliographic Data, entitled "Deframing Derrida: Encoding Annotations from Rare Books and Special Collections." The slides can be found here:http://www.niso.org/news/events/...
Posted on: Friday, 10 June 2016 - 4:27pm
Last Friday, we participated in the first meeting of the Rare Materials Ontology subgroup, along with partners from Columbia and Cornell as well as from the RBMS Bibliographic Standards Committee (BSC). We are currently formulating use cases (descriptions related to how people will likely want to...
Posted on: Friday, 27 May 2016 - 5:16pm
We (the PUL core group) have begun working toward acquiring quality images of a selection of Derrida's works for our metadata creation work as well as for eventual display.
We are also planning for a couple of upcoming presentions:
June 15: Tim will present at a virtual NISO conference
Posted on: Thursday, 12 May 2016 - 4:39pm
As sub-projects at the different institutions gear up, we've been deciding on communication channels among working groups. So far, we've had one "all-hands" ontology call (on April 19), particularly for those who will be working on ontology development and review. Updates on ontology work will be...
Posted on: Thursday, 28 April 2016 - 2:31pm
Stanford published the official press release on April 25, 2016...