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Virtual OCLC CONTENTdm User Group Meeting

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Las Vegas, NV

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The library literature and events like the ALA Annual Conference have been inundated with presentations and articles on linked data. At UNLV Libraries, we understand the importance of linked data in helping to better service our users. We have designed and initiated a pilot project to apply linked data concepts to the practical task of transforming a sample set of our CONTENTdm digital collections data into future-oriented linked data. This presentation will outline rationale for beginning work in linked data and detail the phases we will undertake in the proof of concept project. We hope through this research experiment to evaluate challenges and benefits of publishing digital collection data into the Linked Data Cloud.


Digital libraries; Linked data; Metadata


Cataloging and Metadata | Databases and Information Systems | Library and Information Science


Presented at: Virtual OCLC CONTENTdm User Group Meeting: November 7, 2012, 2:00 PM – 2:45 PM.

File: 34 PowerPoint slides

Attached file: Handout

SSouthwick-Clampert_Handout-LinkedData_2012.pdf (117 kB)
Handout for Linked Data Demystified