Webinar: Linked Open Data in Libraries and Archives

Speaker Rob Hudson & Matt Miller
Rob Hudson has been the Associate Archivist at Carnegie Hall since 1997, where in addition to managing the Hall’s database of nearly 50,000 events from 1891-present, he assists in producing historical content for the Carnegie Hall website, processes collections of materials related to the Hall’s history, and works regularly with ...

Rob Hudson has been the Associate Archivist at Carnegie Hall since 1997, where in addition to managing the Hall’s database of nearly 50,000 events from 1891-present, he assists in producing historical content for the Carnegie Hall website, processes collections of materials related to the Hall’s history, and works regularly with researchers He has a bachelor’s degree in music education from Lawrence University, a master’s degree in jazz trombone performance from the Eastman School of Music, and a MS in Library and Information Science from the Pratt Institute. He is also a published composer, arranger, and author.


Matt Miller is Head of Semantic Applications & Data Research at NYPL Labs where he works to advance the institution's linked open data initiatives. He is also a Visiting Assistant Professor at the School of Information and Library Science at the Pratt Institute where he is Technical Director of the Linked Jazz Project. He holds a dual master’s degree in Library and Information Science and History of Art from the Pratt Institute.


 


 

Full Description

As information professionals, we put a great deal of effort and time into creating authoritative metadata that describes the materials we care for in our libraries and archives. Linked Open Data provides a means and set of best practices that allow us to leverage this existing metadata by enhancing it with structured semantic meaning to facilitate easier, more widespread exposure and discovery via the Web.

This webinar will demonstrate a way to start working with Linked Open Data (LOD) that will allow for a better understanding through doing. By the end of the session, participants will have gained knowledge of the current landscape of linked open data tools and practices. The presentation will include:

● A brief overview of LOD concepts
● Tips on how to begin thinking about your data in a LOD way
● An introduction to common authority sources for LOD, and how to align your existing data with them
● A presentation of some tools for transforming data from other formats into RDF, including a demonstration of some simple scripts using the Python programming language
● A demonstration of some tools and platforms for publishing and visualizing your LOD

This webinar will prove most beneficial to those who already possess some familiarity with the concepts of linked open data, including a basic awareness of the RDF data standard. A basic knowledge about common library and archive metadata standards is required. Although some experience with web development and coding will be helpful, it is not required, and our focus will point towards non-developers.

This is the second session in METRO's Summer 2015 Data Webinar series. Other programs in this series include:

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When?

Thu, Jul. 23, 2015
1 p.m. - 2 p.m. US/Eastern

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