Roy Tennant’s Data Designed for Discovery slides now available

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Roy Tennant
Senior Program Officer
OCLC Research

Melissa Renspie
Senior Communications Officer
OCLC Research



Data Designed for Discovery Slides

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In this presentation, Senior Program Officer Roy Tennant explores the reasons behind the adoption of linked data for libraries; library initiatives intended to demonstrate the benefits of linked data and; and the applicability of library focused standards for solving the issue of library resource visibility. He also identifies how this approach will enable a rethink on the way resources are described and the potential positive impacts on library workflows. 

Roy gave this presentation at the LITA Forum on 13 November 2015 in Minneapolis, MN. The Library and Information Technology Association (LITA), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), is the leading organization reaching out across types of libraries to provide education and services for a broad membership about leading edge technology and applications for librarians and information providers. The LITA Forum is the annual gathering of about 300 technology-minded information professionals about technology and the practicality of daily information operations in archives, libraries and other information services.