John Chapman

Senior Product Manager, Servizi Metadati, OCLC

Costruendo un'infrastruttura di gestione dell'entità condivisa: dalla promessa al prodotto

Over the last decade, OCLC has joined a number of national libraries and library organizations in publishing linked data. With the explosion of different efforts and initiatives, attention now turns to the ways in which the metadata can be maintained and kept vital over the long term.
In January 2020, OCLC received a 2-year grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to create a shared "entity management infrastructure" to provide libraries with a robust platform to create, maintain, use, and reuse entity descriptions for persons and creative works. In this session, we'll discuss the reasoning behind the initiative, the progress of the effort, and what it suggests for the future of metadata work in libraries.

John Chapman oversees cataloging applications, including Connexion and WorldShare Record Manager, as well as the WorldCat Metadata API. He also helps direct OCLC's linked data strategy. Prior to working at OCLC, he was Metadata Librarian for the University of Minnesota. During his career in libraries, he has received honors and professional recognition for accomplishments in corporate librarianship, special collections digitization, and metadata standards development.