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Dec 20, 2022
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by Sara Ring
The 23 Linked Data Things project organizers are pleased to announce that Things 9-12 are now published and available on the website. When we presented at fall conferences, some of the feedback we heard was that the more examples of linked data in use we can provide, the better. With the exception of Thing 9. Ontologies, the rest of the Things explore connecting with others doing this work and learning about linked data projects.
Dec 8, 2022
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by Sara Ring, Zach Miller
Minitex is seeking a Cataloging & Metadata Education Librarian to join its Digital Initiatives and Metadata Education unit. The position is responsible for developing and delivering instruction and other professional development opportunities and for communicating the latest information on cataloging and metadata standards to library professionals in Minnesota and beyond. The position also manages the Minitex Contract Cataloging Program and supports the activities of the Minnesota Digital Library, a service of Minitex.
Nov 17, 2022
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by Mark K. Ehlert
Participants in the Name Authority Cooperative Program (NACO) contribute MARC authority records for titles, agents such as persons and corporate bodies, and places to the LC/NACO Authority File. Members also assist the Library of Congress with the File’s maintenance by reporting duplicate records and performing other tasks. Within NACO, groups of libraries can pool their resources to achieve these same goals without the overhead of yearly quotas. These groups are called funnels; in fact, about a dozen libraries collaborate in one such funnel here in Minnesota. The Library of Congress is looking to host an online NACO training workshop for invited guests in February 2023. Specific dates are not yet set. Minnesota NACO Funnel members are welcome to participate, as are libraries interested in joining the Funnel.
Sep 2, 2022
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by Sara Ring, Molly Huber
We are pleased to announce the keynotes for the October 17-18 MN+ Digital Collections Conference and MDL Annual Meeting. Dr. Kirsten Delegard from the project Mapping Prejudice will open the program on October 17th (in-person day). John Garrison Marks from the American Association for State and Local History (AASLH) will keynote the virtual day of the conference on October 18th, discussing AASLH's new Reframing History initiative and toolkit. We hope you can join us for these exciting and informative presentations!
Aug 25, 2022
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by Sara Ring
The 23 Linked Data Things project organizers are pleased to announce that Things 6, 7, and 8 are now published and available on the website. Things 6 and 7 are all about exploring what libraries are doing with linked data, and Thing 8 is an introduction to the Library of Congress BIBFRAME project.
Aug 11, 2022
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by Sara Ring
Are you curious about linked data, but not sure where to begin? Join us virtually on August 31st to learn about the newly launched 23 Linked Data Things self-paced online learning program. The authors will give an overview of the program and much of the time will be open for questions. Whether you have already started or are just hearing about it now for the first time, we're eager to hear from you.
Jul 26, 2022
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by Sara Ring
23 Linked Data Things is a self-paced online learning program that provides a structure for investigating linked data projects and obtaining hands-on experience in creating linked data. It is designed for library staff who want to learn more about linked data principles and explore how linked data can transform the way we think about metadata. 
Digital Initiatives & Metadata.

Education and support for staff who build, manage, and preserve digital and physical collections