Introduction to Linked Data for Libraries

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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

Dr. Timothy J. Dickey is an adult public service librarian with the nationally-acclaimed Columbus Metropolitan Libraries, and a library science educator teaching library technology, reference, and research methods, for the faculties of Kent State University, the Catholic University, and San José State University, as well as for ALA continuing education and eLearning. Prior to these positions, he assisted Lynn Silipigni Connaway at the OCLC Office of Research, specializing in user studies and data mining research.

Public library; Academic library: 4 year and graduate; Museum; Academic library: 2 year; Archives
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