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Linked Data Users Group

Linked Data for Libraries Users Group (LDUG)

All-Users Group Meeting - Library Systems’ Readiness for Linked Data

Nov. 2, 2022 - 2pm Eastern (1pm Central)

Join the Linked Data Users Group for our virtual fall All-Users Meeting. Our guest speaker is Marshall Breeding, creator and editor of Library Technology Guides, who will be speaking about library technologies and current and future system integrations with Linked Data. In the following Q&A, we'll converse about the current library systems environment, the outlook on BIBFRAME, Linked Data and library materials discoverability, and if we'll ever see a future of Linked Library Data. We encourage you to bring your questions.

Marshall Breeding is an independent consultant, speaker, and author. He is the creator and editor of Library Technology Guides and the libraries.org online directory of libraries on the Web. His monthly column Systems Librarian appears in Computers in Libraries; he is the editor for Library Technology Newsletter, published through Library Technology Guides; he has edited and authored several books, including Cloud Computing for Libraries.

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More information about LDUG:

As a result of a successful Linked Data Summit held in March 2017, MCLS facilitated the formation of a multi-state Linked Data for Libraries Users Group. The purpose of the group will be for libraries to discuss the latest developments in Linked Data for libraries, share experiences, explore new products, and raise awareness.

Steering Committee Members:

Marianne Swierenga, Western Michigan University, MI (Chair)
Julia Daniel Walkuski, Granite Solutions Groupe, MI
Jennifer Liss, Indiana University, IN
Julia Palos, Ball State University, IN
Jaime Pitt, Indiana Wesleyan University, IN
Andrea Kappler, Evansville Vanderburgh Public Library, IN
Pam Swaidner, Indianapolis Public Library, IN

For questions, please contact:

Marianne Swierenga, Steering Committee Chair - marianne.swierenga@wmich.edu
Scott Garrison, MCLS - garrisons@mcls.org

Looking for resources or more information about linked data? Check out this list of resources from the steering committee.


Recordings of past meetings:


April 25 & 29, 2021 All-Users Group Meeting:
Spring 2022 Wikidata Edit-A-Thon: Indiana and Michigan Book Awards, opening event linknew-window-icon.png & closing event linknew-window-icon.png - Virtual exploration of Wikidata and the award-winning books from and about Indiana and Michigan, presented by MCLS's Linked Data Users Group

Oct. 28, 2021 All-Users Group Meeting:
The Making of Enslaved.org new-window-icon.png - Presentation by Seila Gonzalez Estrecha and Dean Rehberger, Matrix (the Center for Digital Humanities and Social Sciences at Michigan State University)

Oct. 15, 2020 All-Users Group Meeting:
Linked Data for the Perplexed Librarian: Q&A with the Authors new-window-icon.png - Discussion with Cory Lampert, Darnelle Melvin, and Anne Washington

Nov. 13, 2019 All-Users Group Meeting:  
Download a recording: LD Users Group Meeting 11-13-19.mp4
Linked Data Models and Their Implications for Search pdf-icon.png - Presentation by Stephen Hearn, University of Minnesota
Linked Data In Inspire pdf-icon.png - Presentation by Maurine McCourry, Hillsdale College
Making the Future Happen With MARCEdit pdf-icon.png - Presentation by Robin Fay

Nov. 7, 2018 All-Users Group Meeting:
Download a recording: LD Users Group Meeting 11-7-18.mp4
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May 2, 2018 All-Users Group Meeting:
Semantic Web, Authority Control, and You pdf-icon.png - Presentation by Jennifer Liss, Indiana University
Library.Link Network Update from Zepheira pdf-icon.png - Presentation by Jeff Penka, Zepheira, LLC
Q&A Recording: LDUG_Meeting_Recording_05022018.mp4
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Download a recording of 10/4/17 Users Group meeting: LD Users Group meeting 1 - 10-4-17.mp4


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