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Thursday, March 17 • 2:15pm - 3:45pm
Library Linked Data for the Uninitiated
Please note:  This is a hands-on session that we expect will be very full.  Attendees will be asked to share workstations.  Please arrive early to be sure and get a spot.

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’s 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.

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Lizzy Baus

Cataloging & Metadata Education Librarian, Minitex
Lizzy Baus is the Cataloging & Metadata Education Librarian for Minitex. She provides training for library staff on cataloging and other related topics, including RDA, BIBFRAME, and Linked Data.

Thursday March 17, 2016 2:15pm - 3:45pm CDT
Olin-Rice 258