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Tuesday, October 28 • 3:45pm - 4:45pm
Snapshots - Group C

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Snapshots are 7-minute presentations meant to engage and energize the audience. Presenters are asked to give a dynamic overview of their topic in a quick timeframe, with up to 24 slides. Snapshot presentations are grouped together based on an over-arching theme or idea. There are four groups (A, B, C, and D) of snapshots at the 2014 DLF Forum.

Fixing GIS Data Discovery, Presenting GeoBlacklight
Jack Reed, Stanford University

Organizations spend time and money on creation and acquisition of geospatial data, yet it sits on hard drives, dvds, and shelves without a straightforward way for others to discover it. Discovery tools that do exist have usability issues that alienate users and prevent wide adoption. This has long been a problem not only for academic institutions but also other organizations who use and store geospatial data. We will present GeoBlacklight, a collaboratively designed and developed open source software for discovery of geospatial data. We will present current progress on GeoBlacklight, insights gained from our design process, and future developments.

Let It Go: Exposing Digital Collections for Accessible and Useful Data

Juliet Hardesty, Indiana University

How can you open data from a digital repository and make it discoverable, accessible, and combinable based on the researcher's needs? And how do you usefully combine digital repository, library catalog, and library web site data so researchers can collect, re-purpose, and re-mix the data in support of their research? This snapshot discusses both work completed to expose repository data and plans to combine that data with library catalog and web site data to create a Solr-indexed data source that preserves context and provides thorough, useful, and sharable access to the information, collections, and resources at the Indiana University Libraries.

Suma: Utilizing Emerging Browser Technology to Develop an Open-Source Space and Service Analytics System

Bret Davidson, North Carolina State University
Jason Casden, North Carolina State University

Web designers have long benefited from sophisticated usage analysis tools, however there are few tools to enable the same data-informed design and planning of physical spaces and services. Suma supports integrating observational data into these processes by streamlining existing data collection, providing rich data analysis and visualization capabilities for non-technical users, and promoting observational data analysis. Suma has encouraged the utilization of usage data in large and small planning processes for our libraries as well as over 40 pilot institutions. This talk will discuss how Suma informs space and service planning through the use of the latest web technologies.

RDFa Markup, Schema.org, and DBpedia Topics: A Closer Look at the Holy Trinity of Structured Data and their Impact on the Findability of Digital Collections

Jason Clark, Montana State University

In this snapshot session, we'll look at how structured data practices (e.g., RDFa markup applying Schema.org vocabularies and linking to DBpedia Topics) might enhance findability for digital collections. This research snapshot will build on the search engine optimization work at Montana State University (MSU) Library and consider a control digital collection that has not been optimized versus a digital collection that has been built with semantic topics & machine-actionable markup. Our community has an understanding of how to implement structured data; this session will look more closely at the question of why we should (or shouldn't) do it.

Make it Rain: Integrating Cloud Services and Local Development

William Ying, ARTstor

Shared Shelf, a cloud-based image/video cataloging and asset management service (a subscription service of Artstor), interoperates with various other components in library and pedagogical environment and is developing as a platform around which local programmers can build or implement other needed elements. This integration of Shared Shelf with local development efforts has allowed optimal balance of local and remote services. Shared Shelf exposes the metadata and digital assets through standard-compliant APIs; work with Harvard and Cornell has enabled dynamic harvesting between Shared Shelf cataloging utilities and institutional image and video repositories.


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Jason Casden

Interim Associate Head, Digital Library Initiatives, NCSU Libraries
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Jason A. Clark

Head of Research Optimization, Analytics, and Data Services (ROADS), Montana State University
Lead for Research InformaticsMontana State University (MSU) Library

Bret Davidson

Associate Head, Digital Library Initiatives, North Carolina State University
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Julie Hardesty

Metadata Analyst, Indiana University
Indiana University
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Jack Reed

Geospatial Web Engineer, Stanford University

Tuesday October 28, 2014 3:45pm - 4:45pm EDT
Conference A Georgia Tech Hotel and Conference Center

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