Linked Data

Radical Empathy at Work: Lifelong Learning and Linked Data
Texas Digital Library Webinar | October 2019

An overview on how to start a staff-friendly learning environment for institutions looking to investigate or implement Linked Data technologies. Share lessons learned, strategies, and information on created and curated resources.

Video | Info

Introduction to Linked Data – Instructor
University of Texas Linked Data Informal Learning Group, 2018 – 2019

As part of a series, this informal learning group discussion focused on the overview of Semantic web and an introduction to Linked Data principles as they pertain to library, archives, and other cultural heritage work. As these spaces prepare to transition to using linked data concepts and technologies in an effort to utilize the full capabilities of the web, Carbajal as part of the University of Texas LLILAS Benson post-custodial project offered opportunities for all library staff and archival and library students to prepare themselves intellectually for these changes. Discussion participants left with a solid grasp of how linked data applies to LIS work, a common understanding amongst themselves of what Linked Data is, as well as some core foundations including the role of URIs, RDF, triple statements, and SPARQL in the semantic web. Additionally participants engaged with discussion topics through the use of readings, hands on activities, and reflection.
University of Texas Austin | Fall 2019

FALL 2019

Subject Headings as Linked DataRead “Archival description and linked data: a preliminary study of opportunities and implementation challenges”
By Karen F. Gracy
Case Study of Latin American Digital Initiatives Subject Headings or Thesaurus as Linked dataCore Reading: Proposal draft from LLILAS Benson Metadata Librarian Itza Carbajal; Participants discussed and provided feedback

Suggested readings
– Inside the Media Archive: Indexing Human Rights
– The Gravitational Pull Away from Pre-Coordinated Subject Headings
– User tags versus expert-assigned subject terms: A comparison of LibraryThing tags and Library of Congress Subject Headings
Brainstorm future topics, reflect on topics covered between 2018-2019Participants reviewed Fall 2018 & Spring 2019 series topics. Plan for Summer/Fall 2020
UT Linked Data Informal Learning Series – Fall 2019

FALL 2018

Overview of Semantic web; Introduction to Linked Data principles; overview of triple statement; Hands on triple statement activityReadings; participants will create RDF statements using designated “resource” to present at next discussion
Participants present triple statements and reflect on Linked Data readings; Overview of existing digital libraries/archives using linked dataReadings; participants will explore (1) linked data case study to present to group
Participants present selected case study; Review the use of graphs with RDF data; Discuss benefits/pitfalls of transitioning and using linked data technologies and approachesParticipants will explore readings on linked data formats and general how tos
Overview of existing ontologies and linked data; Introduction to 2 RDF serialization (RDF XML & Turtle)Participants will brainstorm 1-3 potential future topics or project for future informal discussion groups
Introduction to SPARQL (the query language for RDF), deep reflection of overall discussion topics, plan for report backs, identify further discussions topicsSeries planning for Spring 2019
UT Linked Data Informal Learning Series – Fall 2018
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