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2015 Prepared Talk Proposals

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How can we take semi-structured but messy metadata from a repository like CONTENTdm and transform it into rich linked data? Working with metadata from Tulane’s Hogan Jazz Archive Photography Collection, the Linked Jazz Project used Open Refine and Python scripts to tease out proper names, match them with name authority URIs, and specify FOAF relationships between musicians who appear together in photographs. Additional RDF triples were created for any dates associated with the photos, and for those images with place information we employed GeoNames URIs. Historical images and data that were siloed can now interact with other datasets, like Linked Jazz’s rich set of names and personal relationships, and can be visualized [link to come] or otherwise presented on the web in any number of ways. I have not previously presented at a Code4Lib conference.
== Taking User Experience (UX) to new heights ==
* Kayne Richens,, Deakin University
User Experience, or "UX", is for more than just websites. At Deakin University Library we're exploring ways to improve the user experience inside our campus library spaces, by putting new technologies front and centre in the overall experience for our students. How are we doing this? We’re collaborating with the University's IT department and exploring the following Library-changing opportunities:
- Augmented Reality for Way-finding: We’re tackling that infamous thing that all Libraries can't get right – way-finding. We're enhancing library tour information and way-finding experiences by introducing augmented reality solutions.
- Heat mapping the library with wi-fi: We’re using our existing wi-fi infrastructure to present "heat maps" of library space utilisation, allowing our users to easily locate the space that best suits their needs, whether it be busy spaces to collaborate, or quiet spaces to study. And by overlaying computer usage and group study room bookings, users can quickly locate the space they need.
- Video chat library service: We’re piloting video-conferencing facilities in our group study rooms and spaces, connecting users and librarians and other professionals.
This talk will look at how these different technologies will be brought together to provide improved user experiences, as well some of the evidence and reasons that helped us to identify our needs, so you can too.

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