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Please join the ALCTS CRS Holdings Information Committee for our Annual Forum from 3:00 to 4:00 p.m. on Saturday, June 29th, McCormick Place Convention Center, N227a
"Leveraging Your Linked Data: How Promotion of Linked Data Initiatives Gives Small Projects Big Visibility"
We've seen how daring colleagues, armed with 30 minutes and a free tool, made big discoveries using even small Linked Data samples. How can these findings be communicated to the wider world-within the institution, the consortia, and beyond? What should we expect in terms of new standards in the display of Linked Data records? Philip Schreur from Stanford University Libraries will update us on an initiative to link the Stanford Authority File through interaction with VIAF. Richard Wallis of OCLC will follow up on his Midwinter presentation, further exploring how individual libraries can create a web of bibliographic data that will help guide patrons to discover local items. Please join us to discuss next steps in Linked Data.
Philip Schreur is currently the Head of the Metadata Department at Stanford University. He earned a PhD from Stanford in Medieval music theory and an MLIS from the University of California, Berkeley. Philip is the Chair of the Program for Cooperative cataloging and has been deeply involved in the implementation of the new cataloging rules Resource, Description and Access (RDA) in the United States. With a mid-career move to HighWire Press, he developed an interest in the automated taxonomic analysis of digital texts. Currently, he is in charge of coordinating linked-data project development for the Stanford University Libraries (SUL). Initial areas of interest include the use of linked data as a mechanism for authority control in the digital library, the integration of linked data from disparate sources, and visualization environments.
Richard Wallis, distinguished thought leader in Semantic Web and Linked Data technology, joined OCLC in 2012 as Technology Evangelist. Richard has been at the forefront of emerging Web and Semantic Web technologies in the wider information world for over 20 years. He is an active blogger, and was a regular podcaster in the "Talking with Talis" series. From 2008 to 2010, he hosted and chaired "Library 2.0 Gang," a monthly round-table podcast series that brought together thought leaders, movers and shakers, and executives from leading organizations in library technology. Richard most recently had been with Talis, a Linked Data and Semantic Web technology organization in the United Kingdom. He is based in Birmingham, United Kingdom.
We look forward to seeing you there.