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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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Reminder: deadline approaching for the Call for Proposals for the LD4 Conference on Linked Data, July 12-23

  • 1.  Reminder: deadline approaching for the Call for Proposals for the LD4 Conference on Linked Data, July 12-23

    Posted 9 days ago

    Call for Proposals: 2021 LD4 Conference on Linked Data, 

    "Building Connections Together"

    Submission deadline: Monday, April 12, 2021

    Less than 2 weeks are left to propose content for the 2021 LD4 Conference!

    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! 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. We especially encourage proposals from participants, groups, regions, and topics that are traditionally underrepresented in conferences related to linked data. Even if you've never attended an LD4 conference before, we strongly encourage you to submit a proposal. By bringing together a broad range of perspectives, the conference seeks to create a community of practice for linked data in cultural heritage institutions.

    Conference themes

    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

    To propose an activity for the conference, please fill in this proposal submission form by April 12. The Program Committee will communicate decisions for proposals by April 30.


    The Program Committee will select proposals based on the following criteria:

    • Support of the conference theme and goals
    • Contribution to the ongoing linked data conversation within the GLAM (Galleries, Libraries, Archives, and Museums) community
    • Potential to encourage attendee participation and engagement and make the most of bringing people together "live", online
    • Representation from groups, regions, and topics that are traditionally underrepresented in conferences related to linked data

    Details

    • The conference will take place online, July 12-23, 2021.
    • The language of the conference is English, but there may be opportunities to meet in language-specific groups if there is interest.
    • The conference is free of charge, and general registration will open in May.
    • The conference is an initiative of the LD4 Community.

    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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