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*LITA/ALCTS Linked Library Data Interest Group Meeting*

Time: Saturday, January 9, 2016, 8:30-10am

Location: Boston Convention & Exhibition Center (BCEC) 151B

Please join us for two presentations on the theme of curation, data
modeling, ontology development and challenges in learning and teaching
Linked Data.

*1. Connecting Researchers and Resources with eagle-i*

*Tenille Johnson, Lead Data Curator, Harvard Medical School*

*Abstract:* Groundbreaking biomedical research requires access to the right
scientific tools and resources, many of which can be shared. But
researchers are often unaware of what’s available at the lab next door,
much less across the country. This leads to wasted time and effort, and
makes reproducing results more difficult. eagle-i is a national network and
ontology-driven, RDF-based discovery tool developed in 2009 to help
researchers and universities create, store, and search semantically rich
data about research resources of all kinds. The open source eagle-i
software platform is built around Semantic Web technologies; information in
eagle-i is available as Linked Open Data and can be queried via public
SPARQL endpoints and repurposed to fit different needs. Although organizing
information about resources such as cell lines, antibodies and core
facilities has not been the traditional purview of libraries, librarians
can provide invaluable expertise with curation and data modeling, and help
with training and outreach efforts at their institutions. This presentation
will describe the current eagle-i work and underlying data structure, and
discuss the ways libraries can get more involved.

*Bio:* Tenille Johnson is Lead Data Curator for the eagle-i Network at
Harvard Medical School. She gained experience with structured vocabularies
and the development of new software systems in a variety of commercial
libraries before joining Harvard Catalyst’s Biomedical Informatics Program
in 2010, where she currently works on data quality, ontology development,
and annotation guidelines for the eagle-i and SHRINE projects. She has an
MLIS from Simmons College and a BA in Religion from Bates College.

*2. Dublin Core’s Linked Data for Professional Educators Competency Index
and Exploratorium*

*Mike Lauruhn, Disruptive Technology Director, Elsevier Labs*

*Abstract:* The Dublin Core Metadata Initiative (DCMI) is undertaking the
Linked Data for Professional Educators (LD4PE) project to develop an open
data competency index and using it curate a collection of learning
resources relevant to learning and teaching Linked Data. The intent is that
this Exploratorium will be sustained by DCMI and its members as part it's
larger education and outreach activities.

In this session we will give an update on the Linked Data Competency Index
and the Exploratorium of learning resources. We will engage the audience in
a discussion to identify their priorities and challenges in learning and
teaching Linked Data and talk about favorite resources. This session will
aid the project as we make iterative improvements to our products.

*Bio:* Mike Lauruhn is a librarian working as Disruptive Technology
Director at Elsevier Labs. His current research areas include Linked Data,
taxonomies and ontologies, mark-up and annotation, research data
lifecycles, and other issues affecting research communications. Before
joining Labs in 2010, he held consulting and technical positions helping
large companies and organizations define and implement taxonomies and
metadata schemas. Mike's earlier work experience includes cataloging for
the California Newspaper Project at the Center for Bibliographic Studies
and Research at the University of California, Riverside.

Violeta Ilik

Co-Chair, Linked Library Data Interest Group

Head, Digital Systems & Collection Services

Galter Health Sciences Library, Northwestern University

Jee Davis (University of Texas at Austin)

Co-Chair, Linked Library Data Interest Group

Head, Cataloging & Metadata Services

University of Texas Libraries