Linked data @ ALA: extra session to consider

danielle plumer dcplumer at GMAIL.COM
Fri Jun 22 11:04:40 EDT 2012

The joint ALA-SAA-AAM committee on libraries, archives, and museums (CALM)
is sponsoring a session on linked data at the 2012 ALA annual conference in
Anaheim. Please be sure to join us!

Linking Data Across Libraries, Archives, and
Saturday, June 23, 2012 - 1:30pm to 3:30pm
Anaheim Convention Center <> 204A

The linked data movement is an effort to develop best practices for
publishing and connecting structured data on the Web. This panel will
examine efforts to create an environment in which all cultural heritage
institutions can more easily contribute to the open Web.


   - Martin Kalfatovic, Asst. Director, Digital Services Division,
   Smithsonian Institution
   Martin will introduce the concept of linked data and will speak briefly
   about the Smithsonian's efforts to build linked data into its online
   - Patricia Harpring, Managing Editor, Getty Vocabulary Program, Getty
   Research Institute
   Patricia will talk about the Getty Vocabularies and their role in the
   linked data movement.
   - Rachel Frick, Director, Digital Library Federation at CLIR
   Rachel will report on the ALA LITA/ACLTS preconference "Creating Library
   Linked Data: What Catalogers and Coders Can Build " and will discuss the
   DLF's work on linked data.
   - Richard Wallis, Technology Evangelist, OCLC
   Richard will describe the recent addition of linked data to OCLC's
   WorldCat and the efforts to extend to make it more useful for
   the cultural heritage community.


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