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Virtual Workshop: Metadata, Linked Data and Data

April 29 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

April 29, 2022 | 10:00am-1:00pm | Zoom

The intersection of metadata, linked data, and data has the potential to open up creative applications in knowledge organization, cultural heritage studies, information retrieval, data modeling, and data representation. This virtual workshop will provide a platform for academics and practitioners worldwide working in the areas of metadata, linked data, and data to share their innovative ideas and projects.

This event is co-sponsored by:
The Knowledge Organization Research Group & the SOIS Research Committee



Opening Talk

Presented by: Margaret E. I. Kipp


Elicitation of Data Discovery Contexts from the Perspectives of Data Practitioners and End-Users

Presented be: Ying-Hsang Liu


Data Management Plan: Strategy to Ensure Research Integrity and Replication

Presented by: Paula Carina de Araújo


Linking Challenges for Pseudonyms

Presented by: Charlene Chou




Ontology Localization in View of Cultural Warrant

Presented by: Inkyung Choi


Rubbings Resource Descriptions, Relationships, and Data Modelling in the Linked Data Context

Presented by: Margaret E. I. Kipp and Li Yang


Panel: Navigating the Data: Future Directions

Moderated by: Wan-Chen Lee

Workshop Session Moderators will be: Min Sook Park and Julaine Clunis



Ying-Hsang Liu

Presentation: Elicitation of Data Discovery Contexts from the Perspectives of Data Practitioners and End-Users

Abstract: With the open data movement in recent years, the issues of data discovery and re-use have received more attention from various stakeholders, including (but not limited to) funding agencies, research organisations, researchers, data practitioners and end-users. However, the contexts of data discovery have not been well understood partly because of the complexities of research projects with the data lifecycle and the differences in disciplinary research practices. This project aims to characterise the contexts of data discovery across disciplines by both data practitioners and end-users to inform the design and evaluation of data repository systems. Our research questions are 1) How do researchers approach data discovery? 2) How do researchers search for data? 3) What data attributes matter to researchers’ data search? and 4) What criteria do researchers apply for assessing the relevance and usability of a dataset? Specifically, we have conducted a semi-structured interview study with 24 participants from three partner organisations. Our research findings reveal the factors affecting the contexts of data discovery in the data lifecycle. Importantly, data discovery is challenging partly due to the nature of research projects (i.e., scope, scale and interdisciplinarity) and the role of data in different stages of a research project across disciplines. The implications for the design, implementation and evaluation of data repositories will be discussed.

Biography: Ying-Hsang Liu (yinghsan@oslomet.no), Ph.D. is a senior researcher at the Department of Archivistics, Library and Information Science, Oslo Metropolitan University in Norway. His research program lies at the intersections of information retrieval, knowledge organization, and human information behavior. His research has focused on the design of interactive information technologies, with a particular emphasis on user perceptions and individual differences and the relationship between visual search and user search behavior. Highlights of the impact of his research on industry applications and implementation include the design of system evaluation protocols for the design of conversational assistants for pilots in a cockpit environment with the Airbus AI research team, user evaluation and re-indexing of an educational database for a government agency, and development of user-adaptive computational models through eye gaze data for information visualisation interfaces with a software company.

His recent publications include a co-editing book, “Information and Knowledge Organisation in Digital Humanities Global Perspectives” (https://doi.org/10.4324/9781003131816) by Routledge and a co-authored book, “Search Interface Design and Evaluation” (http://dx.doi.org/10.1561/1500000073) by NOW Publishers.

Paula Carina de Araújo

Presentation: Data management plan: strategy to ensure research integrity and replication.

Abstract: The data management plan is a document that describes the data life cycle, since the data collection to the documentation of the whole process. It is part of the research data management which is a dimension of the open science movement. The objective of the project “Open Science and Scientific Information Management” is to encourage open science practices through research data management. As part of the project we offered an extension course on “Data Management Plan” seeking to prepare scientists, librarians, students and professors to acknowledge the concepts, uses and advantages related to the data management plan as a tool to map the research data cycle in a study. The participants (297) responded a questionary composed by 13 questions on their knowledge about the data management plan. The majority of them are librarians, the Applied Social Science is their main area of interest and most (179) of them did not knew what is a research data plan before the course. GitHub, Mendley Data and Zenodo are the most known repositories by the respondents. The definition of metadata is pointed as one of the difficulties while creating a research data plan. Those results show that there is space to increase the studies and to offer new courses focused on data literacy in order to prepare scientists to manage the data from their researches seeking transparency, openness and the reuse of data in science.

Biography: Paula Carina de Araújo (paulacarina@ufpr.br) is a professor at the Information Science and Management Department of the Universidade Federal do Paraná in Brazil, Associate Editor for the Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ) and Editor in Chief for the journal AtoZ: novas práticas em informação e conhecimento. Paula holds a Ph.D. in Information Science from the Universidade Estadual Paulista Júlio de Mesquita Filho. She is also a Consultant to the Brazilian Antarctic Program (PROANTAR) for the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) and for the Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation (MCTI) in Brazil.

Charlene Chou

Presentation: Linking Challenges for Pseudonyms

Abstract: VIAF (Virtual International Authority File) integrates many name authority files in multiple languages into a single platform, but it is challenging to find an author’s name consistently due to various cataloging rules and vague linking. When an author has a pseudonym or joint pseudonym, the linking relationships become more complex or ambiguous. This presentation examines and explores how to improve the linking relationships of persons with more than one identity in VIAF, LCNAF (LC National Authority File) and Wikidata through definition comparisons and case studies in terms of the semantic web. In light of identity management in cyberspace, library authority data should include the perspectives of privacy and security.

Biography: Charlene Chou (Charlene.Chou@nyu.edu) is the Head of Knowledge Access Department at the New York University Libraries, managing cataloging and metadata services. In addition to serving on the PCC Policy Committee, RDA Steering Committee, Share VDE Sapientia Entity Identification Working Group, OCLC RLP Metadata Managers Focus Group and CEAL E-resources Metadata TF, she has committed to do pilot projects, teaching and research on linked data, multilingual resources, digital scholarship and inclusive metadata.

Inkyung Choi

Presentation: Ontology Localization in View of Cultural Warrant

Abstract: I have proposed the notion of intercultural warrant as a means to deploy cultural warrant in a case of cross-cultural adaptation of bibliographic classification (Choi, 2022). ‘Warrant’ is a common principle for designing and construction of knowledge organization system (KOS). Thus, I am investigating how those notions of warrant – especially cultural warrant – is applicable to ontology. There have been considerable number of scholarly works on ‘Ontology localization’ which aims to produce multilingual/multicultural ontologies (Mejía et al., 2012). My intention with the current investigation on ontology localization is to review theoretical, methodological, and empirical research focusing on cross-cultural communications beyond translation. I would lead discussions based on my review on ontology localization and my work on (inter)cultural warrant at the virtual workshop on Metadata, Linked Data, and Data.

Choi, I. (2022), “Intercultural warrant: deploying cultural warrant ethically”, Journal of Documentation, Vol. ahead-of-print No. ahead-of-print. https://doi.org/10.1108/JD-03-2021-0054

Mejía, M.E., Montiel-Ponsoda, E., de Cea, G.A., Gómez-Pérez, A. (2012). Ontology Localization. In: Suárez-Figueroa, M., Gómez-Pérez, A., Motta, E., Gangemi, A. (eds) Ontology Engineering in a Networked World. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-24794-1_8

Biography: Dr. Inkyung Choi (inkyungc@illinois.edu) is a teaching assistant professor in the School of Information Sciences at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. She received her MLIS at the Syracuse University and PhD at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. Her research interests are knowledge organization, classification theory, ontologies, resource description, metadata, and linked data. Dr. Choi’s research focus is stem from intellectual curiosity about social and cultural pluralistic perspectives, which influence ways of organizing knowledge. She takes a comparative approach and applies a mixed method study to investigate in what ways a globalized knowledge organization (KO) system can be adapted into a culturally different regional environment and what are the impacts of sociocultural factors on the adaptation of the system.

Margaret E. I. Kipp & Li Yang

Presentation: Rubbings Resource Descriptions, Relationships, and Data Modelling in the Linked Data Context

Abstract: Rubbings are reproductions on paper made of inscriptions, drawings, and designs from the hard surface of various materials, e.g., bone, clay, metal (brass, bronze), jade, stone, tortoiseshell, wood, etc. Rubbings serve as an important cultural and artistic inheritance by reflecting the evolution of aesthetics, characters, languages, and culture. Besides private collections, rubbings are usually housed in libraries and museums, where they have been digitized for accessibility and preservation.

Bearing unique stamps of times and cultures, and with rich contents and unique relationships, rubbings are valuable as part of the trend of linked data conversions in cultural heritage institutions. The presentation shows the current status of rubbings metadata schemes, rubbings relationships, and how they can contribute to Linked Data modelling for rubbings and general resources.

Biography: Margaret Kipp (kipp@uwm.edu) is an associate professor in the School of Information Studies (SOIS), University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. She is the coordinator of the Knowledge Organization Research Group and coordinator of the Information Organization Concentration at SOIS. She is a member of several data science initiatives on campus including the SOIS Master’s of Science in Information Science and Technology data science track. Her research interests are in metadata, resource description, information organization, classification, information retrieval, social tagging, Semantic Web and Linked Data. Her current research projects are in social tagging and linked data for information organization and information discovery.

Biography: Li Yang (liyang@uwm.edu) is a PhD candidate at the School of Information Studies (SOIS), University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. She is also an associate professor at the School of Computer Science, Southwest Petroleum University in Chengdu, China. She is a member of the Knowledge Organization Research Group at SOIS, ASIS&T, and the Chinese American Librarians Association (CALA). Her research interests are in knowledge organization, knowledge organization systems, relationships, metadata, Linked Data, and knowledge discovery.

Wan-Chen Lee

Panel Moderator: Navigating the Data: Future Directions

Panel Topic: In the talks, all speakers identify challenges in navigating data, including interdisciplinary research data, project-specific data, and name authority files. After identifying the challenges and concerns, we invite the speakers to join the panel and engage in a discussion on their observations and thoughts about the next step. What is the potential for amelioration or future directions to address the identified issues?

Biography: Wan-Chen Lee (wclee@uwm.edu) is an assistant professor and a member of the Knowledge Organization Research Group at the School of Information Studies, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. Her research interests are knowledge organization, culture and resource description, classification theory, and metadata. Fluent in English, Mandarin, and Japanese, Dr. Lee is particularly interested in the challenges and considerations of inclusive data work, which includes designing knowledge organization standards for different cultural contexts. She interrogates inclusivity in knowledge organization through document analysis and ethnography. Through scheme comparison, participatory observation, and interview, she addresses the ethical issues, interoperability concerns, and global-local tensions in cataloging and classification. She also studies the cultural stewardship of, and access to, multimedia resources. To support effective description, representation, and retrieval of multimedia resources, she collaborates with scholars across institutions on projects for video game metadata, anime genres, and mood descriptors for fictions.



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