POTOMAC TECHNICAL PROCESSING LIBRARIANS
98th Annual Meeting
Linked Data: Where Are We Now?
Friday, October 14, 2022, 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Carnegie Endowment for International Peace
10:00 - 10:10 Welcome and Speaker Introduction – Caroline Saccucci, PTPL Chair
10:10 - 11:05 Keynote Presentation – Between Exports and Infrastructure: Linked Data Systems in 2022 – Ruth Kitchin Tillman (including 15 min. Q&A)
11:05 - 11:15 Break
11:15 – 12:00 Library of Congress BIBFRAME Pilot: From Ground Level to the Troposphere in Seven Years – Paul Frank (including 15 min. Q&A)
12:00 - 01:15 Lunch
01:15 - 01:45 Business Meeting
01:45 - 02:30 Marva: Building a BIBFRAME Editor – Matt Miller (including 15 min. Q&A)
02:30 - 02:45 Break
02:45 - 03:30 Linked Data at LC: Machines, Things, and String with ID.LOC.GOV – Kevin Ford (including 15 min. Q&A)
03:30 - 03:55 General Discussion with the Panel
0:355 - 04:00 Closing and Passing of the Gavel
Ruth Kitchin Tillman
Between Exports and Infrastructure: Linked Data Systems in 2022
Ruth Kitchin Tillman works on discovery, the library catalog, and linked data projects at Penn State, where she currently holds the Sally W. Kalin Early Career Librarianship for Technological Innovations. She got her start in libraries in Technical Services, spending much of her 20s as the Serials Specialist at Jacob Burns Law Library, only 10 blocks away from where we are today. She received her MLS from the University of Maryland in 2013 and worked as the metadata librarian and ad-hoc cataloger at the NASA Goddard Library and the Digital Collections Librarian at the University of Notre Dame, before joining Penn State Libraries as the Cataloging Systems and Linked Data Strategist, 5 years ago this fall. Her research focuses on library systems, the people who maintain them, and the challenges and opportunities in the implementation of linked data.
BIBFRAME Pilot: From Ground Level to the Troposphere in Seven Years
Paul Frank is a Cataloging Policy Specialist in the Policy, Training, and Cooperative Programs Division at the Library of Congress. Paul works with the Program for Cooperative Cataloging (PCC) Secretariat to fulfill the mission of the PCC. One of the PCC’s missions is to create supporting cataloging documentation for the Official RDA Toolkit, and Paul co-chaired with colleague Clara Liao the creation of the PCC Metadata Guidance Documentation that will be used in conjunction with the LC-PCC Policy Statements when cataloging under Official RDA. Paul is also a trainer for the Library of Congress BIBFRAME Pilot and has served in this role since 2015.
Marva: Building a BIBFRAME Editor
Matt Miller is a Linked Data Applications Specialist in the Network Development and MARC Standards Office at the Library of Congress. He works with id.loc.gov and the BIBFRAME initiative. He previously worked for NYPL Labs at the New York Public Library, and he is an adjunct at Pratt Institute, where he co-directs the Semantic Lab research group.
Linked Data at LC: Machines, Things, and String with ID.LOC.GOV
Kevin Ford is a Librarian and Linked Data Applications Specialist in the Network Development and MARC Standards Office at the Library of Congress. He currently works on BIBFRAME, focusing on how best to bring efficiency to the Library’s BIBFRAME dataset for the purposes of scale. Previously at the Library of Congress, Kevin was a key member of the original LC group developing Library’s Bibliographic Framework Initiative and he was also the project manager for the Library of Congress’s Linked Data service, id.loc.gov. In between his tours at the Library, Kevin managed the Art Institute of Chicago’s digital asset management system, which was designed completely around the principles of Linked Data. He also spent time at MarkLogic, where he specialized on leveraging semantics and RDF within a document store for clients ranging from Fortune 500 companies to boutique customers.
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