This hands-on workshop will cover the basics of linked data, its application in a library environment, and how it can benefit librarians and library users. Participants will learn about Resource Description Framework (RDF), its importance to the functioning of the semantic web, and how to serialize RDF data to make it machine-readable. In addition, participants will discover how BIBFRAME (the Library of Congress’ replacement for MARC) is connected to linked data. The basics of Dublin Core, XML, and the software program Oxygen will be covered so that participants will be able to create well-formed linked data in RDF/XML by the end of the workshop. It is recommended that participants bring or share a laptop that can connect to wifi.
Location: Broward County Library, Jan Moran Collier City Learning Library, 2800 NW 9th Court, Pompano Beach, FL 33069
About the Presenter: Karen Snow, Ph.D.
Karen Snow is an Associate Professor and PhD Program Director in the School of Information Studies at Dominican University in River Forest, IL. She received her Ph.D. in Information Science in 2011 from the University of North Texas, where she taught cataloging courses primarily online from 2006 until 2011 for the Department of Library & Information Sciences. She previously worked as a cataloger in the Rare Book Room, University Archives, and the Technical Services departments at the University of North Texas. She currently teaches beginning and advanced cataloging courses at Dominican University, both face-to-face and online.