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Friday, April 21 • 11:50am - 12:30pm
Open Oregon Digital: Building Digital Collections with Linked Data

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Oregon Digital, a communal pool of 31 digital collections contributed by the University of Oregon and Oregon State University, migrated from a shared instance of CONTENTdm to Hydra in 2014-2015. The migration of content from one system to another gave librarians and staff an unprecedented opportunity to do massive data clean up and normalize metadata schema into a unified cross-institutional set of fields for all digital collections. Linked Open Data (LOD), a key component for building the Semantic Web, was also incorporated into the metadata scheme and all descriptive records, allowing our data to be harvested and reused by systems outside of Oregon Digital. Fields and vocabularies not contained within existing LOD datasets were published in a new open source triple store, Opaquenamespace.org. Looking forward, the Oregon Digital team continues to make significant contributions to the development of the Hydra Project and is working to include our content in the Digital Public Library of America. Attendees will learn about how two libraries worked together to transform legacy practices and build digital collections for the Semantic Web.

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Sarah Seymore

Digital Collections Metadata Librarian, University of Oregon Libraries
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Julia Simic

Asst. Dir. Digital Scholarship Services, University of Oregon


Friday April 21, 2017 11:50am - 12:30pm PDT
Croisan Creek Room C Salem Convention Center