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Purpose: Provides a broad framework for information exchange on current research developments, tools, and activities affecting networked information resources and metadata; coordinates and actively participates in the development and review of standards concerning networked resources and metadata in conjunction with the divisions' committees and sections, other units within ALA, and relevant outside agencies; and develops programs and fosters and sponsors education and training opportunities that contribute to and enhance an understanding of networked resources and metadata, their identity, content, technology, access, control, and use; and plans and monitors activities using Core's strategic and tactical plan as a framework.

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Final reminder, deadline MONDAY for the Call for Presentations and Program Content for the 2021 LD4 Conference on Linked Data in Libraries: July 12-23

  • 1.  Final reminder, deadline MONDAY for the Call for Presentations and Program Content for the 2021 LD4 Conference on Linked Data in Libraries: July 12-23

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    Call for Proposals: 2021 LD4 Conference on Linked Data, "Building Connections Together"

    Submission deadline: Monday, April 12, 2021

    Website: http://bit.ly/ld42021 


    The deadline to propose content for the 2021 LD4 Conference is fast approaching!  All proposals are due Monday, April 12, by 11:59 pm PST.


    The 2021 LD4 Conference will be held online from July 12-23. We are accepting proposals for content in a variety of formats and we invite you to submit your proposal to be part of creating this conference! By bringing together a broad range of perspectives, the conference seeks to foster a community of practice for linked data in cultural heritage institutions.


    The conference will include activities tailored to all levels of experience with linked data, with a focus on themes of:

    • Linked data education
    • Inclusion of diverse voices
    • Practical steps toward linked data adoption
    • Reliability and availability of linked data
    • Incorporating linked data into day-to-day library operations
    • Linked data advocacy

    We are accepting proposals for content in a variety of formats and especially encourage proposals (conference or pre-conference) from participants from groups and regions that are traditionally underrepresented in conferences related to linked data in libraries and other cultural heritage organizations, as well as proposals from early career professionals. Successful proposals will focus on concrete ways that linked data impacts GLAM (Galleries, Libraries, Archives, and Museums) institutions, and will share pathways that allow others to participate in linked data.  Please see the full Call for Proposals for additional details.

    Questions about the conference and this call for proposals? See our website bit.ly/ld42021 or contact 2021_ld4conf_chairs@googlegroups.com 


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    2021 LD4 Conference Co-Chairs

    Xiaoli Li (University of California, Davis)

    Paloma Graciani Picardo (University of Texas at Austin)

    Elizabeth Russey Roke (Emory University)



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    Paul Bethke
    (he, him, his)
    Library Assistant III, Children's, Cataloging, Bookmobile
    Iowa City Public Library
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