METRO Lecture to Address Libraries’ Role in the Linked Data Movement on May 5

via @gertcha on Flickr Join us at METRO on May 5th for the latest installment of our lecture series. Returning instructor Dr. Marcia Zeng will introduce participants to the Linked Data movement and how it can help us make connections to form a much broader data universe.  As demands for digital data continue to increase rapidly, Linked Data could drastically change the way we access information on a daily basis.  Join us for “Enriching Metadata Services through Linked Data” and gain a better understanding of its possible applications in your library. 

The Linked Open Data project has exceeded 200 very large datasets within two years. Among them are a growing number of datasets provided by libraries and archives, the dataset of the U.S. government which host the largest open collections of RDF datasets in the world, as well as large media’s resources (e.g., BBC, New York Times), social sciences, publications, and scientific datasets.  The Linked Data movement is about using the Web to connect related data formerly isolated in small or large repositories (often called “silos”) and not previously linked. Linked Data is also about using the Web to lower the barriers to linking data currently linked using other methods.  This session aims to help open our minds and eyes to reach a much more diverse data universe, and to consider more effectively providing services to library users through enhancing metadata services or digital collections with Linked Data technologies and resources.  The workshop will explain the principles, concepts, and the potential usage of the Linked Data in libraries of all sizes.  It will not cover technical implementation topics.

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