Attend Library Linked Data in the Cloud webinar to learn more about OCLC's contribution to library linked data

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Register to attend this webinar on Thursday, 21 May from 11:00 am - 12:00 pm EDT to learn more about OCLC's contributions to the transformation of the Internet from a web of documents to a web of data as described in the forthcoming book, Library Linked Data in the Cloud: OCLC’s Experiments with New Models of Resource Description, written by Carol Jean Godby, Shenghui Wang and Jeffrey K. Mixter.

Librarians, archivists, computer scientists, and other professionals interested in modeling bibliographic descriptions as linked data are invited to attend this webinar in which the authors will describe the conceptual and technical challenges involved in publishing linked data derived from traditional library metadata. This transformation is urgent because it is now common knowledge that most searches for information start not in the library, nor even in a Web-accessible library catalog, but elsewhere on the Internet. Modeling data in a form that the broader Web understands may help keep libraries relevant in the Digital Information Age.

Join us to gain more insights into linked data from the authors, including what lessons they learned about linked data as they wrote the book, and how these lessons helped them to identify and prioritize the next steps for library linked data.

A recording of this presentation will be made available on our website following the webinar.

For more information:

Jean Godby
Senior Research Scientist
OCLC Research

Melissa Renspie
Senior Communications Officer
OCLC Research