Linked Open Data Principles and Practices

Certificate Eligibility: 
90 minutes

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)

Learning Outcomes: 
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

What You Should Already Know: 

Should be familiar with the concept of structured data.

A&D Core Competency: 
3. Descriptive Standards: Apply rules and practices that codify the content of information used to represent archival materials in discovery tools according to published structural guidelines.
5. Discovery: Create tools to facilitate access and disseminate descriptive records of archival materials.
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