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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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This group is part of Core's Technology Section.

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  • 1.  Seeking Linked Data Interest Group 2021-2023 co-chair

    Posted Mar 16, 2021 12:43 PM

    The ALA Core Linked Data Interest Group (LDIG) supports learning and discussion related to the emerging role of library data in the semantic web. Our mission is to raise awareness of core semantic web technologies such as the Resource Description Framework (RDF) model for representing information, and of linked data initiatives which may be of interest to the galleries, libraries, archives, and museums (GLAM) community.

    The LDIG seeks a co-chair to serve for two years beginning in July 2021. Interest group co-chairs collaborate to plan events--including sessions taking place during ALA Annual and ALA Core Interest Group Weeks--facilitate ongoing discussion via ALA Connect, and share information with Core liaison staff.

    To indicate interest or request further information please contact LDIG co-chair Benjamin Riesenberg.


    Benjamin Riesenberg, Core LDIG co-chair, 2020-2022

    Annamarie Klose, Core LDIG co-chair, 2019-2021

    Benjamin Riesenberg
    Metadata Librarian
    University of Washington

  • 2.  RE: Seeking Linked Data Interest Group 2021-2023 co-chair

    Posted Mar 17, 2021 05:14 PM
    Hi Benjamin,

    It seems very fascinating. I have not experienced that.  May I contribute it though?

    I look forward to hearing from you.


    Serhat Acar
    Reference Specialist
    Ozyegin University