I am the Head of Metadata Research at the University of Pennsylvania Libraries leading linked data and metadata projects and research for the Libraries. Working collaboratively across the Libraries, my work is developing a vision for the services, technologies and policies to enhance discovery of collections, following international standards and best practices for linked data and metadata.
The Penn Libraries participation in the PCC Pilot Project for Identity Management in Wikidata (https://www.wikidata.org/wiki/Wikidata:WikiProject_PCC_Wikidata_Pilot) established over 5,000 Wikidata items as serials from the Penn Libraries Deep Backfiles (https://onlinebooks.library.upenn.edu/webbin/backfile/penn-serials). Our project has made sure that serial issues in Penn Libraries Deep Backfiles have Wikidata entries that clearly identify them and distinguish them from other serials. We are now in the process of round-tripping the Wikidata Entities back into our source metadata storage--Alma using a version of OpenRefine incorporated into Alma as a cloud app--AlmaRefine.
This presentation will demonstrate the AlmaRefine process and showcase how the round-tripped data allow us to seed BibCard/Knowledge Panel functionality in our discovery systems.