Session Title

Linking to the Future: The University of Minnesota Libraries and the Linked Data for Production Project

Description

Linked Data for Production (LD4P) is a multi-year, Mellon-funded collaborative project to create infrastructure and best practices for the creation, migration, and discovery of library metadata in an RDF-based format. For phase 3 of the project, the LD4P partners issued an open call for libraries to join a cohort that will begin to produce linked data in a sandbox developed in cooperation with the PCC (Program for Cooperative Cataloging). The overarching goal of this phase of the project is to move closer to actual cataloging production workflows, and to begin in earnest the long-discussed transition from the MARC record. The University of Minnesota Libraries’ successful proposal focuses on the cataloging of artists’ books and fine press materials. Our presentation will provide background about LD4P and the specific timeline and expectations of phase 3. We will describe the goals of our project, the work done thus far to contribute to the overall LD4P project, and our expected benefits and outcomes.

Start Date

20-3-2019 1:00 PM

End Date

20-3-2019 2:00 PM

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Linking to the Future: The University of Minnesota Libraries and the Linked Data for Production Project

Linked Data for Production (LD4P) is a multi-year, Mellon-funded collaborative project to create infrastructure and best practices for the creation, migration, and discovery of library metadata in an RDF-based format. For phase 3 of the project, the LD4P partners issued an open call for libraries to join a cohort that will begin to produce linked data in a sandbox developed in cooperation with the PCC (Program for Cooperative Cataloging). The overarching goal of this phase of the project is to move closer to actual cataloging production workflows, and to begin in earnest the long-discussed transition from the MARC record. The University of Minnesota Libraries’ successful proposal focuses on the cataloging of artists’ books and fine press materials. Our presentation will provide background about LD4P and the specific timeline and expectations of phase 3. We will describe the goals of our project, the work done thus far to contribute to the overall LD4P project, and our expected benefits and outcomes.