LC’s Authorities and Vocabularies Web Service: experimenting with Linked Data


Rebecca Guenther of the Library of Congress will give a presentation about LC's exploration of controlled vocabularies as Linked Data in its Authorities and Vocabularies Web Service ( It will be held at the LC booth during the ALA Midwinter Conference on Sunday, Jan. 9 from 11:00-11:30 am. The presentation will give background on the types and purpose of controlled vocabularies, describe and how it is being used, and show which vocabularies are available.  These include LCSH, Thesaurus of Graphic Materials, MARC code lists for relators, countries, geographic area codes, ISO language codes and several PREMIS controlled vocabularies. The Library of Congress Exhibit booth is #1751  in the San Diego Convention Center exhibit hall.




Rebecca S. Guenther

Senior Networking & Standards Specialist

Network Development & MARC Standards Office

Library of Congress

101 Independence Ave SE

Washington, DC 20540

voice: +1.202.707.5092

fax: +1.202.707.0115

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