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I’m delighted to announce that I’m the co-PI (with my colleague Christine Wiseman) on a LYRASIS Catalyst Grant that will run July 2019 – June 2020.

Long story short, we’ll be creating an open dataset of cultural heritage organizations in Georgia, adding the dataset to Wikidata, then building a website for emergency responders to use in cases of disasters. We’ve got partner organizations across the state who will use the website to reach out before and after natural disasters to help rescue collections, and the partners will also help keep the dataset up-to-date with semi-automated annual reviews.

Needless to say, I’m VERY excited!   But we still need a grad student assistant, so if you know of any Atlanta-based MLIS or Archival Studies students who want to work with linked data, tell them to apply here!

Want to know more?  Check out the AUC Woodruff Library press release.

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.