Practical Linked Data in the Classroom
Competencies and Education for a Career in Cataloging Interest Group
ALA Annual Conference, Friday, June 21, 2019, 1-2 pm in Room 143A, Washington Convention Center
For the past decade or more Linked Data has been discussed at nearly every conference and taught in nearly every cataloging course. Despite OCLC’s WorldCat, LC’s name authorities and subject headings, and a few other sources being available as Linked Data, the implementation and use of Linked Data in cataloging work now feels so Sisyphean that many instructors and practitioners are at a loss as to what to discuss or teach.
Please join us for presentations by and discussions with Tina Shrader, Head, Unit 1, Cataloging and Metadata Management Section, Technical Services Division, National Library of Medicine, and Paul Frank, Coordinator, NACO and SACO Programs at Library of Congress. Shrader and Frank will address the practical side of Linked Data, the specific skills we should be teaching, and how we can best prepare students of all kinds for a linked data future.