Introduction to Linked Data for Libraries

Date & Time Name Delivery Method Price (LYRASIS Member / Non-Member)  
9/24/2024 2:00 PM
- 3:00 PM Eastern Time
Introduction to Linked Data for Libraries
Live Online $0.00 / $0.00


Many library technologists believe that Linked Data can empower the next generation of library metadata services, both by exposing library structured data more widely to applications and users across our networked world, and by providing library systems with access to richer repositories of descriptive data from other sources. This one-hour presentation will explore the technical underpinnings of linked data, the richer user experience afforded by deeper contextual metadata, and some examples and case studies of library applications already underway.

Learning Outcomes

  • Identify some limitations of traditional library metadata: silos, the expense of creation, etc.
  • Articulate how linked data structures offer potential improvements to user experiences of resource description and access
  • Identify and evaluate some use cases and examples of linked data in library and museum contexts

Instructor: Dr. Timothy J. Dickey

Timothy J. Dickey is an adult services librarian with the Columbus Metropolitan Library. He is the 2022 recipient of the ALA-RUSA Margaret E. Monroe Award for Library Adult Services, recognizing his library work and professional service, as both a librarian and library science educator for Kent State University, San José State University, and ALA's eLearning division. Dr. Dickey's book "Library Dementia Services: How to Meet the Needs of the Alzheimer Community" was published in 2020 by Emerald Press.

Public library; Academic library: 4 year and graduate; Museum; Academic library: 2 year; Archives
All live online classes are in Eastern time.