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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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MCLS Linked Data for Libraries Users Group Wikidata Edit-a-thon: Schools!

  • 1.  MCLS Linked Data for Libraries Users Group Wikidata Edit-a-thon: Schools!

    Posted Apr 02, 2024 01:41 PM

    Join the Linked Data Users Group of the Midwest Collaborative for Library Services (MCLS) for a free, semi-synchronous, week-long virtual event that explores Wikidata. No prior experience is necessary! Project staff will provide you with everything you need to create and edit Wikidata entities. 

    This edit-a-thon will take place the week of April 22-26. An opening event on the 22nd will include an introduction to editing Wikidata. A closing event on the 26th will review and celebrate what we achieved together. A Slack channel will be available to communicate with fellow Wikidata editors throughout the week. 

    In this edit-a-thon, we will focus on descriptions of schools and educational organizations, and school buildings. Participants may create Wikidata entries for their local organizations or create and edit entries for organizations provided by the edit-a-thon staff. 

    For more information and to sign up, visit the Linked Data Users Group page: Linked Data Users Group 

    If you have questions, please contact LDUG steering committee chair Marianne Swierenga at

    Marianne Swierenga
    Cataloging and Metadata Librarian
    Western Michigan University