Enriching Metadata Services through Linked Data

Speaker Dr. Marcia Zeng
Marcia Lei Zeng is Professor of Library and Information Science at Kent State University.  She holds a Ph.D. from the School of Information Sciences at University of Pittsburgh. She has been invited to give lectures on the topics of knowledge organization systems, metadata, and digital libraries in various countries.  Her ...


Marcia Lei Zeng is Professor of Library and Information Science at Kent State University.  She holds a Ph.D. from the School of Information Sciences at University of Pittsburgh. She has been invited to give lectures on the topics of knowledge organization systems, metadata, and digital libraries in various countries.  Her professional services include chairs of the IFLA Classification and Indexing Section and IFLA Functional Requirements for Subject Authority Records (FRSAR) Working Group. She is a member of the Executive Board of the International Society for Knowledge Organization (ISKO), the Dublin Core® Metadata Initiative (DCMI) Advisory Board, an Invited Expert on the W3C Library Linked Data Incubator Group, and Director-at-large of the American Society for Information Science and Technology (ASIS&T).

Full Description
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 data.gov 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 workshop 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 of  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.
Organizer Laura Forshay

When?

Thu, May. 5, 2011
10 a.m. - 1 p.m. US/Eastern

How Much?

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Where?

METRO Training Center (4th floor)
57 E. 11th Street
New York, NY 10003
US