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2017 SSP 39th Annual Meeting

Concurrent 5B: Learning Linked Data

Practical Skills/Publishing 101
Concurrent 5B: Learning Linked Data

Linked data is becoming an important tool for accessing and sharing resources. Publishers frequently consider it as an option to leverage their significant content. The challenge is the learning curve necessary to implement Linked Data effectively. Information is obtuse and broadly scattered. It is couched in a different vocabulary and often difficult for novices to learn. This Session will cover early experiences from one effortLinked Data for Professional Education (LD4PE), an initiative to systematize the discovery and learning processes. Exploring Metadata is a developing web-based referatory built in partnership with DCMI that will provide learners with access to hundreds of learning resources aligned to the Linked Data concepts and terminologies, learnable skills, and competencies. At its heart is a competency framework for Linked Data practice that supports indexing the learning resources that LD4PE has gathered from across the Web to specific competencies. Learners are invited to try Exploring Metadata and provide feedback to help improve the tool set.

Moderator: Marjorie Hlava, Access Innovations
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Speakers

Marcia Zeng, Kent State University
Marcia Lei Zeng is Professor of Library and Information Science at Kent State University. She holds a Ph.D. from the School of Information Sciences at the University of Pittsburgh and an M.A. from Wuhan University in China. Her major research interests include KOS, Linked Data, metadata and markup languages, smart data and big data, database quality control, semantic technologies, and digital humanities. Her scholarly publications consist of more than 80 papers and five books, as well as over 200 national and international conference presentations and invited lectures. Her research projects have received funding from the NSF, IMLS, OCLC, Fulbright, and other foundations. Dr. Zeng has chaired or served on committees, working groups, and executive boards for IFLA, SLA, ASIS&T, NISO, ISO, DCMI, ISKO,
and W3C.
David Talley, Precise Recall
David Talley currently works remotely from Syracuse for a web design and development agency in Chicago, focusing on metadata modeling and business process analysis for globally known clients. He completed the MLIS degree at the University of Washington Information School in August 2012. LD4PE calls on his long experience in web content management and enterprise document and knowledge management, which grew in turn from a prior career in editorial work for academic and trade book publishers.
Marjorie Hlava, Access Innovations, Inc.
Marjorie is a popular speaker on topics involving information organization, semantic enrichment, and taxonomy and thesaurus creation. She is the author of multiple books and over 200 articles, including her newest publication, The Taxobook, a three-volume collection on the history and implementation of taxonomies. She holds two U.S. patents encompassing 21 patent claims.
Twitter Handle: #mmkhlava