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Friday, September 30 • 10:55am - 11:55am
Library Linked Data for the Uninitiated

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What is this "Linked Data" thing? What does it mean for my library? What's the benefit for me and my data? What does this have to do with that BIBFRAME thing? If you have ever asked yourself these or similar questions, this is the workshop for you. In today' digital information age, libraries must meet users where they are on the web. Library data remains largely hidden from search engines and other services that people frequent on a daily basis, and the library linked data movement seeks to expose and integrate our rich, authoritative data into the web. This workshop will provide a firm foundation on the principles of linked data and what it means for all libraries. We will discuss the emerging BIBFRAME model for library (and other) data and show how it fits into the linked data world. With several types of audience participation, we will present one possible workflow for transforming your own library data into linked data. Case studies of libraries already working with this technology will also be highlighted.


Lizzy Baus, Cataloging & Metadata Education Librarian, Minitex

Lizzy Baus joined Minitex in June 2015. As the Cataloging & Metadata Education Librarian, she develops training curriculum and oversees the Contract Cataloging Program.
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Sara Ring

Continuing Education Librarian, Minitex
Sara Ring is Continuing Education Librarian at Minitex where she develops and presents training for libraries and other cultural heritage organizations on standards for building digital collections and preserving them. In 2022 she helped launch 23 Linked Data Things, a self-paced... Read More →

Friday September 30, 2016 10:55am - 11:55am CDT
Gooseberry Falls Room 2