Linked Data 101: Using Web Technologies to Better Reveal Resources in Academic Libraries

You may have heard about the Semantic Web, Linked Data, BIBFRAME and the Web of Data. There are many conversations about how these efforts will reveal the wealth of library resources to its users and help them make previously undiscovered connections. The 2015 Library Edition of the Horizon Report predicts that in two to three years, there will be widespread adoption of the Semantic Web and Linked Data technologies in academic and research libraries.

What does this all mean? And more importantly, what does it mean for academic libraries and your communities? How can you participate in this paradigm shift?

Please join us for Zepheira’s upcoming Webinar especially geared for Academic library professionals.

Date:
Friday October 2, 2015 at 1:30 p.m. EDT

Presenters:
Eric Miller, President
John Richardson, VP of Library & Vendor Partnerships
Gloria Gonzalez, Library Strategist

Who should attend: Anyone that helps shape the Library’s strategic plan including AULs, scholarly communications librarians, cataloging and metadata librarians, user access specialists, web developers, IT and ILS administrators,  archivists,  and any staff responsible for marketing and fundraising activities. Researchers, alumni and users of academic libraries are also welcome to attend.

Registration link: (Limited to first 100 persons – event will be recorded)

https://zepheira.webex.com/mw3000/mywebex/default.do?siteurl=zepheira

Additional Links

Article: Ending the Invisible Library

http://lj.libraryjournal.com/2015/02/technology/ending-the-invisible-library-linked-data

Article: Linked Data Design for the Visible Library – page 23

http://asis.org/Bulletin/Apr-15/Bulletin_AprMay2015.pdf

BIBFLOW Project at UC Davis

http://www.lib.ucdavis.edu/bibflow/about

The Libhub Initiative

http://www.libhub.org

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