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Introduction to Linked Data for Libraries
Many library technologists believe that Linked Data can empower the next generation of library metadata services, both by exposing library structured data more widely to applications and users across our networked world, and by providing library systems with access to richer repositories of descriptive data from other sources. This one-hour presentation will explore the technical underpinnings of linked data, the richer user experience afforded by deeper contextual metadata, and some examples and case studies of library applications already underway.
- Identify some limitations of traditional library metadata: silos, the expense of creation, etc.
- Articulate how linked data structures offer potential improvements to user experiences of resource description and access
- Identify and evaluate some use cases and examples of linked data in library and museum contexts