Putting the Link in Linked Data

Wednesday, 10/19/2016
  • 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 webinar was presented live on 10/19/16. Access the recording and webinar materials now:

Session 2 in the series “From MARC to BIBFRAME" will focus on the concept of the URI/IRI (uniform resource identifier/internationalized resource identifier) as the core of the linked data/semantic web operations. This session will focus both on the conceptual aspect of URI linking and also on the workflow and functional implications of moving from traditional authority control to URI based authority control.
Additional sessions in this series include:

Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this session, attendees will understand:

  • The importance of moving from text strings to URIs to link entities and resources
  • The difference between traditional authority control and URI-based entity management
  • Some implications for workflows in the URI-based cataloging environment

Who Should Attend

Technical service librarians and staff and library administrators.

*This is an intermediate course intended for those with a basic understanding of bibliographic records and linked data.


Nancy Lorimer is Head of the Metadata Department at Stanford University, where she oversees metadata creation and participates in linked data projects and planning. A core participant in both the Linked Data for Production and the Linked Data for Libraries--Labs Mellon-funded grant projects, Nancy is also a consultant to the PCC Task Group on URIs in MARC. Nancy holds an MLIS from Western University, and a MMus from the University of Edinburgh.



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This webinar was presented live on 10/19/16. Access the recording and webinar materials now:

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