As LD4 moves towards its vision of a community-driven leadership, the current LD4 steering committee seeks to expand its membership with a number of additional members. In this phase, we seek three additional members who jointly expand representation in a number of dimensions:
race, ethnicity and gender
level of seniority within an institution
institutional approach/position with regards to open data
geography/national representation of institution
The three additional steering members chosen from those expressing interest to this call will be appointed for two-year terms; the initial six members of the Steering Committee also will serve for fixed, staggered terms. The current steering committee members will select the new steering members; future membership in the Steering Committee will be appointed by a to-be-determined community-driven process.
The LD4 Community has expressed a number of different areas of interest including:
exploring, establishing, and promulgating best practices to share lessons learned to maintain and improve data quality
fostering the development, implementation, and operation of an ecosystem of interoperable linked data tools and services, to enable creation and use of linked data
facilitating communication among community members and commercial service providers for the development and enhancement of services to meet the LD4 mission
developing, documenting, and validating standards and ontologies to ensure interoperability of data
providing a home for affinity groups to bring together community members with common interests
facilitating training and training programs to enable all library practitioners to participate in adopting linked data
More broadly, LD4 is a community that works together to advance library practice. We focus on linking and using data on the Web to advance the mission, goals and objectives of libraries. Participation in the LD4 Community is open to anyone -- individual or institution; non-profit, government or commercial. LD4 brings together thousands of individuals worldwide through direct participation and through its various channels, projects and events. The LD4 Vision, Mission, Principles, and proposed Activities can be found on the LD4 Community webpage.The LD4 Steering Committee will discuss ways of empowering the community to achieve these goals. We anticipate monthly, hour-long calls although the group may need to meet more frequently at first to initiate momentum.
If interested in joining the LD4 Steering Committee, please submit a paragraph stating your interest to [log in to unmask] by February 27, 2021. The selection of new members will be announced approximately two weeks after this date.
All the best
Philip E. Schreur, PhD
Associate University Librarian for Technical and Access Services
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