Linked Data and Libraries

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Target Audience: 
Any staff interested in linked data applications in libraries
Course Description

Have you heard about linked data, but are not sure how it would specifically help your work? Would you like to get a better idea of what it is or learn more about what this technology can do for libraries? This course will give you a better idea of what linked data is by covering the foundations of linked data, explaining how semantically rich data can be used in libraries, and exploring specific linked data projects and applications, including: Wikidata, the RDA Vocabularies, BIBFRAME, and's Bib Extension.

Learning Objectives
  • Understand the fundamental principles of linked data
  • Explain how linked data can be used in libraries
  • Identify current linked data projects and how to contribute to them


Homework Expectations

A short homework assignment is required after each class session.

It is designed for individual participation; each individual must register.

Session Information
Session Duration: 
This course consists of two 2-hour sessions.
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Emily Nimsakont -
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