Linked Data Description of Cartographic Resources

Wednesday, 5/2/2018
  • 2:00 PM-3:00 PM (Eastern)
  • 1:00 PM-2:00 PM (Central)
  • 12:00 PM-1:00 PM (Mountain)
  • 11:00 AM-12:00 PM (Pacific)

This is the sixth session of a six-part series. View the other sessions in this series.

This webinar will provide an overview of the work and output of the Linked Data for Production-Cartographic Materials (LD4P-CM) project, including an introduction to the Geospatial and Cartographic Materials Ontology (GCRO), developed by the LD4P-CM project, which can be used along with other Linked Open Data (LOD) vocabularies to extend the current BIBFRAME 2.0 and bibliotek-o models for the description of geospatial and cartographic resources.
The Linked Data for Production (LD4P) project is a multi-institutional effort that is exploring the use of the Library of Congress’ Bibliographic Framework Initiative (BIBFRAME) as a means to semantically annotate library metadata using Linked Open Data (LOD) principles. 
The LD4P Cartographic Materials subproject is focused both on evaluating the existing BIBFRAME 2.0 ontology and extending the model in order to better support the description of geospatial and cartographic resources in LOD environments.

Learning Outcomes

During this webinar, attendee will learn:
  • about the Linked Data for Libraries Cartographic Materials (LD4P-CM) project, including it's background, goals, and outcomes; and 
  • how the Geospatial and Cartographic Resources Ontology (GCRO), developed by the LD4P-CM project, can be used to extend the BIBFRAME 2.0 and bibliotek-o models for the description of geospatial and cartographic resources.

Who Should Attend

Anyone interested learning how Linked Open Data (LOD) and semantic web ontologies (BIBFRAME and bibliotek-o) can be used and extended to describe library geospatial and cartographic resources including printed maps, atlases, digital geospatial datasets.


Marc McGee, Geospatial Metadata Librarian, Harvard Library Information and Technical Services, is coordinator for the Linked Data for Production Cartographic Materials project. Marc has over 13 years of experience cataloging geospatial resources including rare, paper cartographic materials in the Harvard Map Collection and digital geospatial datasets for the Harvard Geospatial Library.










Participant ($USD) ($USD)
ALCTS Member (individual) 43 172
Nonmember (individual)       59 236
International (individual)       43 172
Groups. Applies to group of people that will watch the webinar together from one access point.     129 516

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