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Thursday, August 16 • 3:00pm - 4:00pm
303 - Progress (and Pitfalls) of Linked Data Projects

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Increasingly museums, libraries, and archives are engaging in Linked Data or Linked Open Data initiatives and working to transform collections' metadata, but how does our descriptive metadata fit into existing models and tools? What exactly is Linked Data, anyway? Archivists, librarians, developers, and other LAM professionals frankly share their experiences with Linked Data and Linked Open Data projects through lightning talks.

Megan Burdi: Introductory Remarks
Kate Barbera: What Is Linked (Open) Data and Why Should You Care?
Elizabeth Ehrnst: It's Complicated: Cross Collection Linked Data Relationships
Ethan Gruber: Linked Open Data for a Comprehensive Numismatic Research Platform
Margaret Huang: Linked Data Across Collections, Institutions, and an Ocean: Duchamp Research Portal
Mark A. Matienzo: Minimum Viable Strategies for Archives and Linked Data Using Schema.org
Matthew R. Miguez: Rhizomes in the Archives: Linked Data and Mitigating Bias
Samantha Norling: 5-Star Linked Data: Maximizing the Power of LOD through Reconciliation
Toby Reiter: Square Pegs in Round Holes: Creating Linked Open Data for Archives Using the CIDOC-CRM
Seth Shaw: Linked Data Without (Necessarily) a Triplestore
Gregory Wiedeman: The Espy Project: Demonstrating the Challenges and Conflicts of Linked Data and Archives

Chair
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Megan Burdi

Digital Initiatives Archivist, Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution
Megan Burdi is the Digital Initiatives Archivist at the Archives of American Art, where she has worked with digitization, metadata, and reference services since 2016. Megan holds an MS in Library and Information Science from Simmons College and a BA in Art History from West Virginia... Read More →

Speakers
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Kate Barbera

Assistant Archivist, Carnegie Mellon University
Kate Barbera is an Archivist and Public Historian based in Pittsburgh. Her work focuses on access and outreach, aiming to help researchers find the stories that matter most to them. Kate is currently Assistant Archivist at Carnegie Mellon University.
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Elizabeth Ehrnst

Head of Research Collections and Services, Georgia O'Keeffe Museum
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Ethan Gruber

Director of Data Science, American Numismatic Society
Ethan is the Director of Data Science at the ANS. With more than ten years of experience in digital humanities and cultural heritage semantic web projects, Ethan is responsible for developing all of the Society's digital collections, library, archives, and research information sy... Read More →
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Margaret Huang

Digital Archivist, Philadelphia Museum of Art
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Mark Matienzo

Assistant Director for Digital Strategy and Access, Libraries, Stanford University
Mark A. Matienzo is the Assistant Director for Digital Strategy and Access for Stanford University Libraries, and manages a portfolio related to digital library discovery, access, and delivery systems and services.Prior to joining Stanford, Mark worked as an archivist, technologist... Read More →
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Matthew R. Miguez

Metadata Librarian, Florida State University
Matthew Miguez is the Metadata Librarian at Florida State University Libraries. In this position he manages the production and quality of metadata created for the FSU Digital Library and provides metadata expertise to the university community. His professional interests include digital... Read More →
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Samantha Norling

Digital Collections Manager, Indianapolis Museum of Art at Newfields
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Toby Reiter

Web Developer, Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution
Toby is a web developer whose passion is coding workflows for archival and library/cataloging needs. He is very grateful to be working with super talented librarians and archivists to solve really interesting problems. Toby lives in Downtown DC with his wonderful wife and two amazing... Read More →
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Seth Shaw

Application Developer, University of Nevada, Las Vegas
Seth Shaw is an Application Developer in the University of Nevada, Las Vegas Libraries supporting Special Collections & Archives. Previously, he was the Electronic Records Archivist for Duke University Archives and an Assistant Professor of Archival Studies for Clayton State Univ... Read More →



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