to 11:45AM

F1: Authority Control Vocabularies and the Semantic Web

Target Audience: Librarians who work with metadata, metadata frameworks, and controlled vocabularies

Learning Outcomes:
1. Participants will be able to assess various sources for authority control of elements and vocabularies in the world beyond the MARC format and OCLC authority files.
2. Participants will be able to judge which vocabularies fit their library's needs for metadata organization.

Barbara Tillett and John Mark Ockerbloom will explore the real potential behind linked library data by providing an informative overview of acronyms like RDF, LCSH/SKOS , VIAF and the RDA Registry and by highlighting how the linked data from id.loc.gov is being used to power searches in the Online Books Page and the main library catalog, Franklin, at the University of Pennsylvania.


Coordinator/Moderator: Suzanne R. Graham, University of Georgia, Alexander Campbell King Law Library; Speakers: John Mark Ockerbloom, University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt-Dietrich Library; Barbara B. Tillett, Library of Congress