Linked Data Interest Group

Purpose

Provides 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.

This interest group is part of Core's Technology Section.

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Interest Group Leaders

Mr. Kevin M. Ford (Co-Chair, July 1, 2021, to June 30, 2022)
Benjamin M. Riesenberg (Co-Chair, December 7, 2020, to June 30, 2022)
Becky Skeen (Co-Chair, July 1, 2021, to June 30, 2023)
Jenny Levine (Staff Liaison, December 7, 2020, to June 30, 2025)

Displaying active committee roster as of 10/23/2021. Last retrieved on 10/23/2021. Members can log in to view full contact information for committee members.

Resources

Activities

The group's conveners have committed to providing the following activities throughout the year:

  • Facilitate year-round discussion in the ALA Connect group;
  • Hold a virtual program or discussion during the year (not as part of a conference);
  • Plan an in-person group discussion at the ALA Annual Conference.

Get Involved

Interest group members do not need to be members of Core, or even of ALA. Anyone with an ALA account can join a Core interest group in ALA Connect. Conveners must be Core members, but anyone can join or leave an interest group at any time.