Note that this was previously announced but we are adding an additional session.


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 (#2856) during the ALA Annual Conference in New Orleans on Saturday, June 25 from 2:30-3:00pm and Sunday, June 26 from 10:30-11:00am. The presentation will give background on controlled vocabularies maintained at LC, detail how they are made available and used as Linked Data in the Authorities and Vocabularies Web Service (, show which vocabularies are available, and discuss upcoming enhancements.  These vocabularies include LCSH, Thesaurus of Graphic Materials, MARC code lists for relators, countries, geographic area codes, ISO language codes and several PREMIS controlled vocabularies.



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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