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Minitex staff member Sara Ring will provide a custom, two-part virtual training on the purpose and principles of linked data and their meaning for libraries and library patrons. Ninety-minute sessions will be offered on back-to-back mornings, February 1-2.

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The Tri-Colleges Libraries will host a two-day virtual workshop for Tri-Colleges Libraries staff in February. Registration will open to all others once Tri-Colleges Libraries staff have had the chance to register, and will remain open until the attendance cap is reached.

Date and Time

  • Part 1: Tuesday, February 1, 9:00-10:30 a.m.
  • Part 2: Wednesday, February 2, 9:00-10:30 a.m.

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Minitex staff member Sara Ring will provide a custom, three-hour virtual training about the purpose and principles of linked data and what it means for libraries and our users. Library data remains largely hidden from search engines and other services that people frequent on a daily basis, and the library linked data movement seeks to transform and integrate our rich, authoritative data into the web. For several years now, we have been moving towards this goal. From the many presentations, conferences, grant projects, and even new models developed, what progress has been made? What can we do now with our library data? How will linked data affect our current practice and future user experience? This two-part session will address the big picture, but also provide opportunities for staff to practice identifying and creating linked data. 

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Zach Miller
Head of Communications
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Education and support including standards, tools, and best practices, plus contract cataloging