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International Developments in Library Linked Data: Think Globally, Act Globally Presented by the ALCTS International Relations Committee and the LITA/ALCTS Linked Library Data Interest Group

Libraries have the potential to make major contributions to the Semantic Web, but are still emerging as global participants. RDA implementation and the BibFrame initiative have drawn fresh attention to the promise and potential of linked data. What are the international developments in linked data, emerging from libraries and other memory institutions? Come hear our speakers address current projects, opportunities and challenges.

This is a two-part program: it is not necessary to attend both parts. The walk between the rooms for Part One and Part Two takes about five minutes.

Part One: Saturday, June 28, 2014 - 8:30 to 10:00am, Las Vegas Convention Center N264

  *   Moderator: Theo Gerontakos, Metadata/Cataloging Librarian, University of Washington Libraries
  *   Speaker: Jodi Schneider, Centre de Recherche
  *   Speaker: Neil Wilson, Head of Metadata Services, The British Library
  *   Speaker: Richard Wallis, Technology Evangelist, OCLC

Part Two: Saturday, June 28, 2014 - 10:30 to 11:30 am, Las Vegas Convention Center S230

  *   Moderator: Sarah Quimby, Library Processing Manager, Minnesota Historical Society
  *   Speaker: Gordon Dunsire, Independent Consultant
  *   Speaker: Reinhold Heuvelmann, German National Library


Qiang Jin
Senior Coordinating Cataloger
Associate Professor, University Library
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
220 Library
1408 W Gregory
Urbana, IL 61801
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