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Thursday, March 19 • 10:30am - 11:30am
Linking to the Future: The Sequel

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The University of Minnesota Libraries is one of 17 cohort institutions participating in the Mellon-funded Linked Data for Libraries (LD4P): Pathway to Implementation grant project. At last year's LibTech conference, presenters provided background on the LD4P project, and gave a preview of what the linked data editor might look like. This presentation will provide updates on the project at large, and U of M's participation. It will include a live demonstration of the Sinopia metadata editor, and include information about our efforts to contribute University of Minnesota-affiliated researcher data to Wikidata. We will also include a discussion on what the future of LD4P and linked data might be, as the current phase of the grant project nears its end.

Speakers
avatar for Christine DeZelar-Tiedman

Christine DeZelar-Tiedman

Metadata and Emerging Technologies Librarian, University of Minnesota
In my current position, I am the lead strategist for the University of Minnesota Libraries for Linked Data initiatives. In addition, I provide cataloging and metadata services for Minnesota's Archives and Special Collections, and serve as BIBCO coordinator.
avatar for Kristi Bergland

Kristi Bergland

Music Metadata Librarian, University of Minnesota Libraries
Kristi Bergland is the Music Metadata Librarian at the University of Minnesota Libraries. She also works with electronic books and streaming media. Other interests include citation management, equity, diversity, and inclusion work, and audio-visual preservation.


Thursday March 19, 2020 10:30am - 11:30am CDT
Library 250