New SAA Webcast: Linked Open Data Principles and Practices Now Available On-demand

This webcast is an introduction to linked open data (LOD) and provides an overview of current LOD adoption in the information professions, with a focus on archives. Archivists who are new to LOD or wish to reacquaint themselves with LOD are encouraged to take this webcast. The course begins with an introduction to LOD, including standards and formats used in implementation. It will conclude describing some significant LOD projects and efforts in archives, and provide references to selected resources for those wanting to learn more about this technology.

Related courses: Crosswalking MetadataEncoded Archival Context (EAC-CPF)

Upon completion of this course, you'll be able to:

  • Define linked data
  • Define open data
  • Explain fundamentals of linked data and open data
  • Describe current standards for expressing linked data
  • Determine when linked data is useful in an archival context
  • Identify and use appropriate techniques to make the process easier
  • Identify social and cultural implications of representation in linked data
  • Identify barriers to implementation

Who Should Attend:  practicing archivists, librarians, IT specialists, managers

A&D Tier: Transformational

A&D Core Competencies:

  • 3. Apply rules and practices that codify the content of information used to represent archival materials in discovery tools according to published structural guidelines
  • 5. Create tools to facilitate access and disseminate descriptive records of archival materials DAS Core Competencies