Core Linked Data Interest Group

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Purpose: Provides a forum for discussion of issues related to Linked Library Data and the role of library metadata in the Semantic web. Goals include: raising awareness of Semantic Web technologies, such as the Resource Description Framework (RDF) and the use of URIs as identifiers within bibliographic descriptions; promoting research on linked data challenges, such as domain modeling and vocabulary selection and design; and informing the ongoing development of existing metadata standards for Libraries, Archives and Cultural Heritage Institutions.

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Call for proposals: Library Linked Data Interest Group, ALA Midwinter 2018

  • 1.  Call for proposals: Library Linked Data Interest Group, ALA Midwinter 2018

    Posted Oct 20, 2017 02:35 PM

    The ALCTS/LITA Library Linked Data Interest Group (LLD-IG) seeks proposals for its meeting on Saturday, February 10th at 8:30-10:00 AM during the 2018 ALA Midwinter Meeting in Denver, Colorado. LLD-IG facilitates active conversation among librarians and information professionals to discuss projects, ideas, and practical use cases related to library linked data.


    Our Midwinter session will focus on linked data name authority projects. We welcome proposals that offer insight into the development and/or use of linked data name thesauri and encourage audience participation and discussion.


    Possible topics include (but are not limited to):

    • Development of local authority applications

    • Implementation of linked data name thesauri into cataloging or metadata workflows

    • Collaborative linked data name thesaurus projects


    Please email proposals to Anne Washington ( and Scott Carlson ( by Wednesday, November 15th. Your proposal should include:

    • Proposal title

    • Proposal description (up to 150 words)

    • Name and position of presenter


    We will notify you by Wednesday, November 29th if your proposal has been accepted. We look forward to hearing from you!


    Best regards,  


    Anne Washington (Co-chair) and Scott Carlson (Co-chair)