Semantic Technologies Librarian
Serves as Scholarly Communication’s key contributor for the TAMU Libraries’ VIVO project and works collaboratively with colleagues to enable discovery of research and scholarship across disciplines at Texas A&M University and beyond. Employs semantic technologies to establish common schemes in form of ontologies. Exhibits ability to acquire new technological skills & resolve problems in a resourceful and timely manner. Demonstrates experience working with structured data, such as RDBMS, XML, or delimited data.
Performs crosswalks between MARCXML, Dublin Core and different metadata schemes and collaborates with the colleagues in the Office of Scholarly Communication and Digital Initiatives to prepare metadata for the institutional repository.
- Metadata standards
- Repurposing metadata
- Linked data
- Information retrieval
- Natural language processing
- Data curation
- Data mining and analysis
- DLF Forum - Austin, TX 2013
- TPDL - Valletta, Malta 2013
- VIVO - St. Louis, MO 2013
- ALA Annual - Chicago, IL 2013
- NASIG - Buffalo, NY 2013
- OAS - Dallas, TX 2013
- TCDL - Austin, TX 2013
- TLA - Fort Worth, TX 2013
- ALA Midwinter - Seattle, WA 2013
- Text Encoding Initiative Conference - College Station, TX 2012
- Ex Libris Northeast Users Group (ENUG) - Ithaca, NY 2012
- ALA Annual - Anaheim, CA 2012
- NASIG - Nashville, TN 2012
- Texas Conference on Digital Libraries - Austin, TX 2012
- UNT Symposium on Open Access - Denton, TX 2012
- ALA Midwinter - Dallas, TX 2012
Ilik, V., Potvin, S., Ho, J., Tucker, S., Clement, G., Creel, J., and Wan, G., 2013. "Collecting and Digitizing Forgotten Graduate Student Scholarship: The PILOs Project at Texas A&M University". Collection Management, [accepted].
Ilik, V., Storlien, J., & Olivarez, J. (2013). "Can Viewshare Be Used as a Research Network Visualization Tool? A Case Study Based on STEM Departments at Texas A&M University." Journal of Library Metadata 13 (4)
Mandell, L. and Ilik, V. (2013). "The Role of XSLT in Digital Libraries, Editions, and Cultural Exhibits." T. Aalberg et al. (Eds.): TPDL 2013, LNCS 8092, pp. 482--483. Springer, Heidelberg
Ilik, V. (2012). "Off-Site Storage from a Cataloging Point of View." The Serials Librarian 63(3-4): 350-358.
- VIVO implementation at TAMU
- Linked data: Visual representation of academic communities through Viewshare (interview for the Library of Congress - The Signal Digital Preservation)
Access to Graduate Scholarship in VIVO: Establishing Connections and Tracing Academic Lineage - DLF Forum - Austin, TX 2013 - Description of the presentation: Texas A&M University’s VIVO system enables discovery of institutional research characteristics. In addition to researcher data, the Libraries have ingested graduate works into VIVO, allowing users to perform new types of analyses: identifying co-authorship patterns between students and advisors; identifying collaboration trends amongst laboratory members; and mapping the academic lineage of a professor. VIVO’s power to expose and visualize networks of relationships (advisory role) and experiences/events (production of the dissertation and derivative papers) fuels new perspectives on the diffusion of research fronts across institutions and generations; trends in academic influence over time; and new understandings about advisor-graduate student relationships.
Reuse, repurpose - ALA Annual - Chicago, IL 2013 - Description of the presentation: This presentation focuses on the catalogers' experience in creating crosswalks between MARCXML and Dublin Core for specific collections at Texas A&M University Library. The focus will be in how the catalogers at Texas A&M University were able to use of Extensible Stylesheet Language Transformations (XSLT) to transform MARCXML documents to Dublin Core XML documents. With two collections that were identified by a Subject Selector for inclusion in the Institutional Repository, catalogers demonstrated that they have the potential to take on metadata projects by actively participating in the transformation of documents from MARCXML into Dublin Core XML file format or other metadata file formats.
Visualizing data - TCDL - Austin, TX 2013 - Description of the presentation: We used Viewshare to visualize three different sets of data. Frist one is a collection of budget reports published by the Texas A&M System. The file was crosswalked from MARCXML to MODS and uploaded to Viewshare as an XML MODS file. The second example includes a scientific data set from a cross sectional study performed over two year period in farms that produce spinach. The study looks into patterns on why some farms have cases of Ecoli. The third use case is visualizing academic community, in this case Computer Science and Engineering Department from Texas A&M.
Linked data - the first step is the hardest - ALA Midwinter - Seattle, WA 2013 - Description of the presentation: using Viewshare to generate and customize unique, dynamic views of data about faculty members, their research areas, PhD granting institutions, and the authority records in the Virtual International Authority File (VIAF).
Challenges of displaying metadata from Voyager, SFX, Metalib & Primo - Ex Libris Northeast Users Group (ENUG) - Ithaca, NY 2012 - Description of the presentation: With implementing Primo, Texas A&M University Libraries has faced different challenges in how metadata is displayed, especially metadata from serials publications. I will discuss the challenges and the difficulties in representing serial titles that have been cataloged under pre-AACR2 rules (latest entry cataloging). Also, the importance of having a catalog that regularly undergoes quality control, will be discussed
- The Role of XSLT in Digital Libraries, Editions, and Cultural Exhibits - TPDL 2013, Valletta, Malta - Sept. 22nd 2013 (slides from the presentation; website of the project)
- Serials Cataloging Cooperative Training Program (SCCTP) - Serials Holdings Workshop - Dec. 2012, College Station, TX
- XSLT Book Workshop - Nov. 2012, College Station, TX
- American Library Association (Divisions: ACRL; ALCTS - Continuing Resources Holdings Information Committee member)
- Texas Library Association (Chair-elect, Cataloging and Metadata Roundtable)
- NASIG (Program Planning Committee member)
- The Honors Society - Phi Kappa Phi
- The Honors Society - Beta Phi Mu
Texas A&M University service
- Women's Faculty Network (WFN) Steering Committee member