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The LD4P<> and LD4L-Labs<> projects invite proposals for presentations at our next community meeting, the LD4 Workshop 2018, to be held May 1 and 2, 2018, at Stanford University, California, USA.

The LD4 Workshop 2018 will build on the outcomes of our 2017 community input meeting<>, and will set the stage for future community-driven meetings for those with an interest in advancing linked data in libraries and related institutions.

We welcome proposals for presentations on the following themes:

  1.  Case studies of implementations of linked data in a metadata production setting. You’re creating and managing linked data descriptions of library resources in a production setting. How did you get there? How did you solve challenges such as obtaining institutional buy-in, integrating linked data with other systems that rely on MARC, updating your metadata, and establishing local identifiers? What tools do you use? What benefits do your users see from your use of linked data?
  2.  Discovery. Can you demonstrate discovery interfaces that show the power of linked data? What can your end-users do with your data that they couldn’t do before? Small-scale and one-off projects are okay, as long as they are actually implemented and clearly show the advantages of discovery with linked data vs. traditional metadata.
  3.  Community. Share your experiences with successful community structures that support engagement. What is your vision for a community structure that will support engagement with and adoption of linked data? What are best practices for transparent community engagement? What can we learn from other community standards efforts? How can the library community profitably engage with others in the linked data space?
  4.  Tools and services for creating linked data. Creation and editing environments pave the way to adoption of linked data in libraries and cultural heritage organizations. Which tools are emerging as best-in-class? How do tools handle non-static, evolving metadata? How do tools operate in an environment that is not oriented around traditional ideas of a record? How are authority lookup and reconciliation with other entities integrated? Demonstrations of effective tools, services, and processes are especially encouraged. We also welcome presentations about collaborative tool development and about new business models that will enable commercial tool and service vendors to embrace linked data.
  5.  Ontology use and management. How can the community best document and share application profiles, which are critical for implementing ontologies? What best practices and best-in-class tools and environments can we adopt for ontology development, versioning, and publication?
  6.  Future visions. Share blue-sky thinking about linked data in library catalogs and discovery environments. Proof not required! What will we be doing five years from now? Ten years from now? How will our work be aided and influenced by artificial intelligence and machine learning?

To submit a presentation proposal, use this LD4 Workshop 2018: Presentation Proposal form<>, which will ask for a description of your presentation (in about 500 words), your desired presentation length (between 5 and 20 minutes, not including discussion time) and format (full group session of about 70 people, or smaller breakout session).

Proposal deadline: February 2, 2018 (5 pm PST)<>

Notifications of acceptance will be sent February 15, 2018.

Modest travel stipends will be given to presenters. There is no registration fee.

(Plain-text link to proposal submission form:

Best regards,

Michelle Futornick

Linked Data for Production (LD4P) Program Manager

Stanford University

Lathrop Library

Stanford, CA 94305