Guest webinar: Linking to the Future: the University of Minnesota and the Linked Data for Production Project

Linked Data for Production (LD4P) is a multi-year, Mellon-funded collaborative project to create infrastructure and best practices for the creation, migration, and discovery of library metadata in an RDF-based format. For phase 2 of the project, the LD4P partners issued an open call for libraries to join a cohort that will begin to produce linked data in a sandbox developed in cooperation with the PCC (Program for Cooperative Cataloging). The overarching goal of this phase of the project is to move closer to actual cataloging production workflows, and to begin in earnest the long-discussed transition from the MARC record. The University of Minnesota Libraries’ successful proposal focuses on the cataloging of artists’ books and fine press materials. Our presentation will provide background about LD4P and the specific timeline and expectations of phase 3. We will describe the goals of our project, the work done thus far to contribute to the overall LD4P project, and our expected benefits and outcomes.

This presentation was originally created for the Library Technology Conference in St. Paul, MN, March 20, 2019. 

Kristi Bergland
Music Metadata Librarian, University of Minnesota Libraries
Kristi Bergland is the Music Metadata Librarian at the University of Minnesota Libraries. She also works with electronic books and streaming media. Other interests include citation management, equity, diversity, and inclusion work, and audio-visual preservation.

Kalan Knudson Davis
Special Collections Metadata Librarian, University of Minnesota Libraries
Kalan started working in cataloging as a student worker—fell in love and never left. She currently works at the University of Minnesota Libraries wrangling metadata, slinging MARC records for special and rare materials, creating reams of cataloging documentation, and happily pontificating to student workers about the bibliographic universe. She wants to raise the next generation of catalogers to be Information Jedis.

Christine DeZelar-Tiedman
Metadata and Emerging Technologies Librarian, University of Minnesota Libraries
In my current position, I am the lead strategist for the University of Minnesota Libraries for Linked Data initiatives. In addition, I provide cataloging and metadata services for Minnesota's Archives and Special Collections, and coordinate the Electronic Theses and Dissertations ingest workflow.

Stacie Traill
Metadata Analyst, University of Minnesota Libraries
Stacie Traill is a Metadata Analyst at the University of Minnesota Libraries. Prior to her current role, she held positions as Cartographic and Electronic Resources Cataloger and Special Formats Cataloging Coordinator also at the University of Minnesota. Stacie has worked extensively with electronic resources metadata and library discovery and management systems over the past decade. She has frequently presented and published on related topics, including e-book metadata quality, bulk metadata management, and troubleshooting.

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Lizzy Baus

Lizzy Baus is the Cataloging & Metadata Education Librarian for Minitex. She recently relocated from Milwaukee, where she earned two Master's degrees from University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and met her husband swing dancing. She now lives in St. Paul and rides her bike to work every day. You can reach her at 612-624-4220 or eebaus@umn.edu.