Linked Library Data Interest Group (LITA / ALCTS)


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 URLs 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. Joint interest group (ALCTS/LITA)


Violeta Ilik (Co-Chair, July 1, 2014, to June 30, 2015)
Sarah Quimby (Co-Chair, July 1, 2013, to June 30, 2015)
Mr. David Lee King (Interest Group Coordinator, July 1, 2014, to June 30, 2015)
Mark A. Beatty (Staff Liaison, July 1, 2014, to June 30, 2015)
Valerie Edmonds-Merritt (Staff Liaison, July 1, 2010, to May 1, 2015)
Mary Taylor (Staff Liaison, July 1, 2008, to June 30, 2015)

Displaying active committee roster as of 07/01/2014. Last retrieved on 06/24/2018. Members can log in to view full contact information for committee members.


Interest groups are completely self-initiated and not appointed by LITA officers.  Membership consists of any number of participants and is open to LITA members.  The leadership of each group is selected by the group.


The Linked Library Data Interest Group, a joint interest group of LITA and ALCTS, was established in 2011. Over the past few years, the topic of Linked Library Data has been of increasing interest to ALA Membership, and to the profession at large. Based on this interest, informal discussion group meetings were held at ALA Annual 2010 and ALA Midwinter 2011. These meetings were lively and well-attended, leading to an effort to formalize the Interest Group as a forum to discuss issues, problems and progress related to linking library data with the Web.

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