Articles in category 'Linked data'

Announcement: The vocabulary management mess needs your attention. In 2013 I wrote a couple of posts critical of some updating practices LC was using in its services. The first post focused on the relators vocabulary, and how change was handled within that vocabulary. The follow-up post dealt with the unacknowledged gaps in the LCSH […]

By Diane Hillmann, April 24, 2016, 9:58 pm (UTC-5)

I ran across a really interesting article last week, and the points it makes have been rocketing around my head as I consider what’s broken (and why) in the small world many of us live in, not to mention how we can fix those broken things. I’d really recommend taking a look at it: “Hail […]

By Diane Hillmann, April 21, 2016, 9:42 am (UTC-5)

Not long ago I encountered the analysis of BibFrame published by Rob Sanderson with contributions by a group of well-known librarians. It’s a pretty impressive document–well organized and clearly referenced. But in fact there’s also a significant amount of personal opinion in it, the nature of which is somewhat masked by the references to others […]

By Diane Hillmann, January 3, 2016, 5:05 pm (UTC-5)

Those of you who pay attention to politics (no matter where you are) are very likely to be shaking your head over candidates, results or policy. It’s a never ending source of frustration and/or entertainment here in the U.S., and I’ve noticed that the commentators seem to be focusing in on issues of ideology and […]

By Diane Hillmann, October 12, 2015, 10:08 am (UTC-5)

Most of us in the library and cultural heritage communities interested in metadata are well aware of Tim Berners-Lee’s five star ratings for linked open data (in fact, some of us actually have the mug). The five star rating for LOD, intended to encourage us to follow five basic rules for linked data is useful, […]

By Diane Hillmann, August 7, 2015, 1:50 pm (UTC-5)

Over the past weekend I participated in a Twitter conversation on the topic of meaning, data, transformation and packaging. The conversation is too long to repost here, but looking from July 11-12 for @metadata_maven should pick most of it up. Aside from my usual frustration at the message limitations in Twitter, there seemed to be […]

By Diane Hillmann, July 16, 2015, 9:35 pm (UTC-5)

The RDA Development Team started talking about developing training for the ‘new’ RDA, with a focus on the vocabularies, in the fall of 2014. We had some notion of what we didn’t want to do: we didn’t want yet another ‘sage on the stage’ event, we wanted to re-purpose the ‘hackathon’ model from a software […]

By Diane Hillmann, May 18, 2015, 10:13 am (UTC-5)

The planning for the Midwinter Jane-athon pre-conference has been taking up a lot of my attention lately. It’s a really cool idea (credit to Deborah Fritz) to address the desire we’ve been hearing for some time for a participatory, hands on, session on RDA. And lets be clear, we’re not talking about the RDA instructions–this […]

By Diane Hillmann, December 19, 2014, 10:22 am (UTC-5)

Many of you have heard me say “Time flies, whether you’re having fun or not”–and that has certainly been the case since I got back from the NISO Roadmap meeting a few weeks ago. Somehow, with my head down, I missed part 1 of Roy Tennant’s post “The Post-MARC Era, Part 1: “If It’s Televised, […]

By Diane Hillmann, May 14, 2013, 4:34 pm (UTC-5)

I saw the announcement a few weeks ago about the demise of MARBI and the creation of the new ALCTS/LITA Metadata Standards Committee. My first reaction was ‘uh oh,’ and I flashed back to the beginnings of the DCMI Usage Board. The DCUB still exists, but in a sort of limbo, as DCMI reorganizes itself […]

By Diane Hillmann, October 26, 2012, 11:01 am (UTC-5)