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Thursday, July 9 • 9:15am - 9:45am
The relevance of linked data beyond our walls

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This presentation will be pre-recorded. Session Facilitators will collect participant questions for the Presenter, who will answer them after the conference in written form.

Linked Data initatives in libraries seek to reap the benefits of Linked Data for our institutions and communities. The potential benefits of the cataloguing and description of both the important and mundane related entities in our world are significant. The ability to draw from externally linked resources is equally so for our users and researchers. But how relevant is this entification, linking, and sharing for visibility in the web world where the vast majority start and end their discovery journeys? Semantic Search, Structured Data, Schema.org, AI, Knowledge Graphs--all are prominent buzz phrases in the exponentially innovating world that our computers, phones, watches, and voice assistants inhabit--a world that has the potential to overwhelm and make irrelevant our inward-looking Linked Data initiatives. Does this mean that our work here is pointless? Far from it! It does mean, however, that if we do not also invest in the steps of formatting and sharing our professionally curated (and encoded) data to be prominently featured in those knowledge graphs, the users for whom we are working may never discover or benefit from our efforts. Richard will explore and discuss these formatting and sharing steps, including the work of the W3C Community Group Bibframe2Schema.org to help build a consistent bridge from the world of detailed and authoritative library linked data to the wider web world of global structured data and knowledge graphs. This presentation will be of interest to those concerned with technical or strategic approaches to the development and delivery of useful and relevant linked data discovery systems.

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Session Facilitators
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Paloma Graciani-Picardo

Head of Printed and Published Media Cataloging, University of Texas at Austin
Metadata Librarian at the Harry Ransom Center, University of Texas at Austin, where I oversee the creation and management of MARC-based cataloging and develop metadata strategies to enhance access and discovery of rare and unique materials. Working collaboratively across departments... Read More →

Jackie Shieh

Descriptive Data Management Librarian, Smithsonian Libraries & Archives

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Richard Wallis

Founder, Data Liberate

Thursday July 9, 2020 9:15am - 9:45am PDT