To provide a forum for discussion of issues related to Linked Library Data and the role of library metadata in the Semantic web. Goals include: raising awareness of Semantic Web technologies, such as the Resource Description Framework (RDF) and the use of URIs as identifiers within bibliographic descriptions; promoting research on linked data challenges, such as domain modeling and vocabulary selection and design; and informing the ongoing development of existing metadata standards for Libraries, Archives and Cultural Heritage Institutions.
Interest groups are self-initiated and not appointed by division officers. Membership consists of any number of participants and is open to ALA members. The leadership of each group is selected by the group.
The Linked Library Data IG was formed in 2011.