Free UKSG webinar - Making Connections - Creating Linked Open Library Data

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OVERVIEW:

The British Library was one of the first national libraries to create and offer linked data in 2011 as part of its wider open data strategy. Since that point the organisation has gained considerable experience of the issues involved in the development and maintenance of a sustained linked data service.

This presentation describes

  • Why libraries are interested in offering linked data?
  • What are some of the basic concepts involved in linked data?
  • How can linked data be created from library MARC data?

Date: Thursday 16 June 2016

Time: 1300 BST (British Summer Time)

Duration: 45 minutes including Q&A (up to 60 minutes maximum if there is sufficient demand for an extended Q&A)

 

SPEAKER:

Neil Wilson

Head, Collection Metadata

The British Library

 Read a short biography of Neil Wilson. Neil has an MA in Library and Information Studies from University College London and has worked as a cataloguer, systems developer and library manager for over 30 years. Currently he is Head of Collection Metadata at the British Library where he is responsible for the institution’s open metadata strategy. He represents the BL and IFLA on several library standards and book trade supply chain bodies including: BIC, EDItEUR, the RDA Board and the ISBN Agency Board.

 

LEARNING OUTCOMES:

A better understanding of general linked and open data concepts, some of the benefits of linked data solutions and the practical issues involved. 

 

Subject level and previous knowledge required:

Introductory and non-intensive, no previous knowledge or experience required.

 

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