Small Steps and Mindful Practice: Getting Libraries Ready for the Linked Data World

Wednesday, October 19 | 5:50PM–6:40PM | Meeting Room 104A/B
Session Type: E11
Libraries are changing. The linked digital world is altering how scholars work and creating disciplines like linked science that require new models for information resources and the libraries that support them. Libraries must adapt their approaches to remain relevant and leverage opportunities. Oftentimes we discuss library organization shifts as top down, enacted on larger systems. Here we'll discuss local decision making and how it relates to global issues like linked open data, shared legacy print archives and digital preservation systems, and digital data management. We'll examine how small changes to local practice can prepare libraries to contribute to a global linked data system.


  • Rachel Frick

    Director, Digital Library Federation Program, Council on Library & Information Resources