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The ALCTS/LITA Linked Library Data Interest Group is hosting three
presentations during its meeting at the ALA Midwinter Conference in
Chicago. The meeting will be held on Sunday, February 1, from 8:30-10:00,
in McCormick Place West, room W192b.

Nancy Lorimer, Interim Head of Metadata Department at Stanford University
Libraries will speak about the Linked Data for Libraries project:

The Linked Data for Libraries project: an update

Linked Data for Libraries (LD4L) is a two-year Mellon-funded project, in
which the Cornell University Library, the Harvard Library Innovation Lab,
and the Stanford University Libraries are collaborating to create a
Scholarly Resource Semantic Information Store model that works both within
individual institutions and through a coordinated, extensible network of
Linked Open Data to capture the intellectual value that librarians and
other domain experts and scholars add to information resources when they
describe, annotate, organize, select, and use those resources, together
with the social value evident from patterns of usage. This talk will
provide an update of the work that has taken place in the first year of
project, principally the ongoing formation of the LD4L ontology and the
issues encountered in and related to its development, including the
migration of MARC data to BIBFRAME, and the integration of disparate
metadata standards and non-library data.



Kristi Holmes, the Director of Galter Health Sciences Library at
Northwestern University and a VIVO Project Engagement Lead will speak about
VIVO:

Opening up science with VIVO

Libraries are uniquely positioned to facilitate the open representation of
research information and its use to spur collaboration, discovery, and
assessment activities. Research information systems such as VIVO play a big
role in enabling this work on both the local and international level. VIVO
is an open source, Semantic Web-based application that provides an
integrated, searchable view of the academic work of an organization. Data
in VIVO can be used to highlight expertise and facilitate discovery at many
levels within and far beyond an organization. VIVO provides a uniform
semantic structure to enable a new class of tools that can use the rich
data to advance science. This presentation will provide a brief
introduction and update to VIVO and will describe ways that VIVO and
VIVO-compatible data can facilitate activities in the scholarly ecosystem —
including new applications which consume VIVO’s semantically-rich data for
visualizations, reporting, next-generation collaboration and team building,
and enhanced multi-site search, among others.  Finally, we’ll describe how
librarians are engaged in this work, including metadata and ontology
creation, data curation and management, technical might, and engagement.



Victoria Mueller, Senior Information Architect and System Librarian,
Zepheira

BIBFRAME: A Way Forward. Moving Libraries into a linked data world!

BIBFRAME provides a foundation for the future of bibliographic description,
both on the web, and in the broader networked world. This session will
provide an update on the BIBFRAME framework, related projects and
demonstrations of BIBFRAME data and tools. See how you can get involved in
getting your library data on the web!

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