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I’m very pleased to announce that my chapter “Linked Open Data in Libraries” has been published as part of Ken Varnum’s book, New Top Technologies Every Librarian Needs to Know.

Front cover of the book New Top Technologies Every Librarian Needs to Know.
First page of the chapter Linked Open Data in Libraries by Cliff Landis

I’ve been reading through the book this week, as it honestly has a lot of content that impacts my work as a digital initiatives librarian. Since each chapter has a ton of resources that are new to me, I’ve been bookmarking like crazy to go back and explore the tools that are mentioned.

I’ve made my chapter available for free download in our institutional repository, but it’ll definitely be worth it to buy a copy of the book for your library (shameless plug!). Check it out!

Landis, C. (2019). Linked open data in libraries. In K. J. Varnum (Ed.), New top technologies every librarian needs to know (pp. 3-15). Chicago: ALA Neal-Schuman.

Over the last three months, Josh Hogan and I did a three-part series on Linked Data for E-Learning Technologies at the Atlanta University Center Robert W. Woodruff Library.  The slide decks are below — enjoy!

Session 1

Session 2

Session 3

I want to thank everyone at the HBCU Library Alliance, especially Sandra Phoenix, for inviting me to speak about our digitization process at the AUC Robert W. Woodruff Library.

I’ve embedded the slides below. Click on the little gear to open the speakers’ notes to see more information for each slide…enjoy!

If you missed yesterday’s Wednesday Webinar, fear not, the archive is online!

I did a concise talk on The Social Library, looking at the social nature of information and the library itself, as well as some of the tools and technologies available to stay in touch with library users. Amanda Goodman was kind enough to make her notes available online (PDF), so if you want to skip straight to the links I talked about, check her notes out!

Then I had the pleasure of listening to Charlie Bennett and Ameet Doshi present Library on the Radio, a presentation all about their radio show Lost in the Stacks that plays every Friday on WREK from noon to 1pm.  What I loved about their presentation was that they emphasized connecting to the folks around you to make amazing things happen.  If you aren’t already listening to Lost in the Stacks, check it out!  It’s badass!

All in all, it was an amazing pleasure to be a part of the Wednesday Webinar series.  Big thanks to Buffy, Sarah, and Pat for making it happen.  And thanks to everyone for showing up, and I hope you walked away with some new information!

For those of you attending CIL2010, I’ll be at the Neal-Shumann booth on Monday, 4/12 from 2:30-3:15pm. Drop by and say hello!

The rest of my trip will be spent visiting with my sister, to see her all beautifully preggers before she delivers my new niece in late May!