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Tuesday, July 21 • 9:00am - 10:00am
Being Solo no more: collaborative learning through a virtual study group on Linked Data

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In 2018, the cataloging librarians from the three branches of University of Houston libraries (UH Main, UH Clear Lake and UH Downtown) formed a study group with the goal of understanding the concepts of BIBFRAME and Linked Data, testing the BIBFRAME editor and exploring ways of converting MARC records to BIBFRAME. The group has come up with a self-paced study plan and met monthly online to discuss a list of self-prepared questions related to the learning materials. Since then, through conferences and serendipitous contacts, the group has grown to include seven catalog librarians from multiple institutions across the country. The group has adjusted the study plan and decided to continue meeting monthly on a set topic. So far we have reviewed what we learned last year on the basic concept of linked data, and now we are furthering our knowledge with study plans on Sinopia editor and Wikidata. In the future, we hope to work both individually and collaboratively across the institutions to design and implement linked data projects that will make our collections more visible on the web. The lightning talk will highlight the rationale behind forming the study group. We hope the example of our study group can help solo librarians who feel alone to reach out and connect with like minded colleagues. Because we all have different strengths, we can learn from each other and the collaborative nature of the group can keep us motivated. In our talk, we will also cover the design of the study plan, discussion questions, and tools used to facilitate the monthly discussions.

Session Facilitators

Lisa Furubotten

Associate Professor, CatalogingTexas A&M University Libraries
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Greg Reeve

Metadata and Identities Librarian, Brigham Young University

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Jodene Peck Pappas

Cataloging Services Librarian, Stephen F. Austin State University

Xiping Liu

Resource Description Librarian, University of Houston M.D. Anderson Library

Susan Vandale

Technical Services Librarian, Dickinson College

Jill Crane

Catalog Librarian, St. Mary's University
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Martha Hood

Associate Director, Assessment & Planning, University of Houston - Clear Lake
Currently working at the University of Houston at Clear Lake as the Associate Director for Assessment & Planning, Martha began her career as a cataloger, working at both public and academic libraries. As of January 2020, she became involved with assessment and planning, but is also... Read More →

Sharon Reidt

Metadata Management Librarian, University of Connecticut

Tuesday July 21, 2020 9:00am - 10:00am PDT