Linked Data for the Rest of Us

Tuesday, 7/24/2018 - Wednesday, 7/25/2018
  • 10:00 PM-6:00 PM (Eastern)
  • 9:00 PM-5:00 PM (Central)
  • 8:00 PM-4:00 PM (Mountain)
  • 7:00 PM-3:00 PM (Pacific)

While the Library of Congress and some other big players are experimenting with BIBFRAME to replace traditional MARC cataloging, what can the rest of us do besides closely following the fast-paced linked data development? In this e-Forum, we invite you to share with us your linked data projects in your libraries. The forum discussion will address the questions: how you can prepare yourself to help move your library towards a linked data environment; what are the necessary skill sets needed; where are the practical resources available; what are the main obstacles faced by your library in implementing linked data; what are your practical concerns; and anything else that’s related to linked data that you are curious to know but don’t have a chance to ask.

This e-Forum was presented on July 24-25, 2018. For a complete summary of this session, view Linked Data for the Rest of Us: e-Forum Summary.

Learning Outcomes

By the end of this e-Forum, attendees will have:
  • Shared information on linked data projects at small to midsize libraries
  • Identified skill sets for implementing linked data projects
  • Identified practical resources on implementing linked data for small to midsize libraries

Who Should Attend

Anyone who is interested in learning about what other libraries have achieved for their linked data projects and what they can do to prepare themselves for a linked data environment.


Anne Washington is the Coordinator of Metadata Services at the University of Houston M.D. Anderson Library. She is responsible for managing metadata creation and maintenance for the University of Houston Digital Library. She received her MLIS from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.

Andrew Weidner is the Digital Operations Coordinator at the University of Houston M.D. Anderson Library where he oversees digitization for digital collections. He received his MLIS from the University of North Texas.

Xiping Liu is the Resource Description Librarian at the University of Houston M.D. Anderson Library. She is responsible for original and complex copy cataloging of library materials in all formats. She received her MLIS from Rutgers University.




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