Libraries have begun to experiment with Linked Data, discovering how it opens up the wealth of resources in libraries and exposes them to the wider world of the Web, enabling sharing and reusability. Many metadata standards have begun to be modeled as Linked Data. Metadata is key to discovering and managing all kinds of information resources and has become even more important in today's digital environment. This presentation reviews principles of Linked Data and how the community has been experimenting with it in metadata standards. It also presents the emerging effort to model MARC as Linked Data, which is part of the Library of Congress' Bibliographic Framework Transition Initiative.
This event is intended for professionals and students who are interested in learning about future trends in metadata particularly in a Linked Data environment.
Who should attend:
Librarians, archivists, and museum professionals, who create or maintain metadata for their resources as well as students seeking to learn more about the use of metadata and want to learn about emerging trends.
By the end of this program, participants will:
- Gain an understanding of the principles of Linked Data and how they are being used with existing metadata standards
- Explore efforts to develop Semantic Web inspired metadata models
- Review LC's Linked Data service for controlled vocabularies
- Discuss the emerging Linked Data model for the Bibliographic Framework Transition Initiative
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