The ALA 2012 Annual Conference wrapped up in Anaheim on Tuesday and there were numerous sessions that addressed the interests of our Metadata Discussion Group.
Several hashtags were used for metadata/linked data events at ALA 2012 (#ala12) and some of the tweets/hashtags are also being archived in a Google Spreadsheet (hint: click on the Archive tab at the bottom of the spreadsheet to see the tweets).
One event that generated a lot of traffic on Twitter was the LITA/ALCTS Linked Data Preconference (
#ala2012_ldpr). This daylong event was held on 6/22 and they had loads of intriguing ideas presented during the lightning talks. Here’s a snapshot:
- OCLC’s Karen Coombs presented on the recent addition of OCLC adding linked data to WorldCat.org
- Kevin Ford, from LC’s Network Development & MARC Standards Office talked about LC’s Linked Data Service
- OCLC’s Michael Panzer reported on DDC 23 as linked data
- Corey Harper, NYU Libraries Metadata Librarian presented on the differences between closed and open systems assumptions
- University of Rochester’s Jennifer Bowen spoke about the eXtensible Catalog (XC), Linked Data, FRBR, and RDA.
- Stanford’s Phil Schreur talked on their linked data workshop technology plan
- Finally, Jenn Riley’s presentation generated the most buzz on Twitter; her lightning round was on discovery and the need for solid infrastructure to pave the way for linked data