The GLA Technical Services Interest Group is pleased to invite members to a free virtual workshop on May 19th from 2 to 3:30 PM. The session is titled “Linked Data for the Real World: Leveraging Metadata for Cataloging”
More About the Speaker: Robin Fay is a Metadata and Technology Professional who has worked on metadata & digital initiatives for a variety of institutions and organizations on cataloging and institutional repository projects. In addition to that experience, Robin is an avid designer. Find her on social media @georgiawebgurl.
More About the Session: Will the promise of linked data actually save us time? How will catalogers and machines work together to streamline recording of data and authority maintenance work, allowing catalogers and metadata practitioners to focus more on data stewardship and less on being data scribes? Will Real World Objects (RWOs) and linked data help bridge the gap between traditional cataloging and the larger semantic web communities of practice, ensuring that library metadata supports our users’ search behaviors, those FRBR User Tasks? Or will it just provide more maintenance work down the road? This session will explore the potential of linked data and RWOs through examples and case studies.