The LD4P <http://www.ld4p.org/> and LD4L-Labs
<https://wiki.duraspace.org/display/ld4lLABS> projects invite proposals
for presentations at our next community meeting, the *LD4 Workshop
2018*, to be held May 1 and 2, 2018, at Stanford University, California,
The *LD4 Workshop 2018* will build on the outcomes of our 2017 community
input meeting <http://meeting.ld4p.org/>, and will set the stage for
future community-driven meetings for those with an interest in advancing
linked data in libraries and related institutions.
We welcome proposals for presentations on the following themes:
1. *Case studies of implementations of linked data in a metadata
production setting.* You’re creating and managing linked data
descriptions of library resources in a production setting. How did
you get there? How did you solve challenges such as obtaining
institutional buy-in, integrating linked data with other systems
that rely on MARC, updating your metadata, and establishing local
identifiers? What tools do you use? What benefits do your users see
from your use of linked data?
2. *Discovery. *Can you demonstrate discovery interfaces that show the
power of linked data? What can your end-users do with your data that
they couldn’t do before? Small-scale and one-off projects are okay,
as long as they are actually implemented and clearly show the
advantages of discovery with linked data vs. traditional metadata.
3. *Community*. Share your experiences with successful community
structures that support engagement. What is your vision for a
community structure that will support engagement with and adoption
of linked data? What are best practices for transparent community
engagement? What can we learn from other community standards
efforts? How can the library community profitably engage with others
in the linked data space?
4. *Tools and services for creating linked data. *Creation and
editing environments pave the way to adoption of linked data in
libraries and cultural heritage organizations. Which tools are
emerging as best-in-class? How do tools handle non-static, evolving
metadata? How do tools operate in an environment that is not
oriented around traditional ideas of a record? How are authority
lookup and reconciliation with other entities integrated?
Demonstrations of effective tools, services, and processes are
especially encouraged. We also welcome presentations about
collaborative tool development and about new business models that
will enable commercial tool and service vendors to embrace linked data.
5. *Ontology use and management. *How can the community best document
and share application profiles, which are critical for implementing
ontologies? What best practices and best-in-class tools and
environments can we adopt for ontology development, versioning, and
6. *Future visions. *Share blue-sky thinking about linked data in
library catalogs and discovery environments. Proof not required!
What will we be doing five years from now? Ten years from now? How
will our work be aided and influenced by artificial intelligence and
To submit a presentation proposal, use this LD4 Workshop 2018:
Presentation Proposal form
which will ask for a description of your presentation (in about 500
words), your desired presentation length (between 5 and 20 minutes, not
including discussion time) and format (full group session of about 70
people, or smaller breakout session).
*Proposal deadline: **February 2, 2018 (5 pm PST)*
Notifications of acceptance will be sent February 15, 2018.
Modest travel stipends will be given to presenters. There is no
(Plain-text link to proposal submission
Linked Data for Production (LD4P) Program Manager
Stanford, CA 94305