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Monday, July 6 • TBA
An introduction to programmatic access to linked data FULL

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This is a limited capacity session for linked data beginners. To register, you must add this session to your schedule (instructions). By adding this session to your schedule, you are reserving a single spot for yourself only (not a group). Each person needs to sign up individually for this session. This workshop will be largely asynchronous with video/slides, hands-ons exercises, Slack discussions, and “office hours”. It kicks off on Monday July 6th, 2020, but it will continue through the week. Attendees will primarily interact over Slack. Zoom check-ins are optional and will be scheduled after surveying attendees about their availability.

Individuals brought into linked data projects need to understand certain fundamentals in order to navigate the mechanics of linked data and better understand the data itself. These fundamentals and related tooling provide the ability to more easily perform analysis and guide the use of existing linked data. This workshop will introduce attendees to essential RDF and linked data concepts, provide hands-on exercises using select tools and techniques for accessing linked data, and allow for discussions on how this knowledge can be used in the work we do. Outcomes: - A pragmatic understanding of RDF, linked data, and http - The ability to read/write Turtle RDF syntax - Introduction to SPARQL queries (building on the introduction to Turtle syntax) - Ability to access different linked data sources using a limited number of tools (SPARQL endpoints, command line cURL, possibly others) - A network of colleagues and materials to refer back to when related questions come up in the future

Equipment needed: Attendees will need a computer with browsers and cURL installed.
Intended audience: This workshop is for anyone who wishes to participate in a linked data project and needs an introduction to tools for accessing and assessing linked data.
Workshop Support Materials: https://github.com/sfolsom/LD4_2020_Conference_Linked_Data_WorkShop

Session Facilitators
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Christine Fernsebner Eslao

Metadata Technologies Program Manager, Harvard Library Information & Technical Services
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Hilary Thorsen

Resource Sharing Librarian, Stanford Libraries
Former metadata librarian and Wikimedian in Residence. Happy to talk about Wikidata and the LD4 Wikidata Affinity Group!

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Steven Folsom

Coordinator, Metadata Design and Operations, Cornell University
Steven Folsom is a metadata librarian coordinating the creation and management of metadata for various Cornell University Library digital platforms. He strategizes on the integration of metadata across systems with the ultimate goal of improving discovery and access of information... Read More →

Monday July 6, 2020 TBA