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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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Program Announcement: ALA Core Linked Data Interest Group session

  • 1.  Program Announcement: ALA Core Linked Data Interest Group session

    Posted Jan 19, 2021 05:15 PM

    Troubleshooting Linked Data Authority Records

    When accessing or referencing linked data resources, catalogers or metadata librarians may encounter statements that seem incorrect. Sometimes linked data authorities for entities, particularly individuals and organizations, contain factual errors. How can these potential issues be assessed? Can individuals provide constructive feedback to the organization that hosts the authority record(s)? This session will discuss these issues, and how best practices may differ for different platforms and data sources.

    Presenters:
    • Paul Frank, NACO/SACO Coordinator, Cataloging Policy Specialist, Library of Congress
    • Jonathan Ward, Senior Editor, Getty Vocabulary Program, Getty Institute
    • Nathan B. Putnam, Director, Metadata Quality, Global Product Management, OCLC


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    Benjamin Riesenberg
    Metadata Librarian
    University of Washington
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