Linked Open Data at ELUNA 2024

The ELUNA Annual Conference (May 12-15, 2024, in Minneapolis) this year will offer many interesting presentations, including several about Linked Open Data.

On Monday, May 12, there will be a Knowledge Days session on Linked Data Functionality in Alma (2:45 PM CT). On Wednesday, May 15, Amanda Xu and Xiaoli Li (both serve on the Ex Libris/IGeLU Linked Open Data Community of Practice Working Group) are presenting on Bridging the Gap: Harnessing the Power of BIBFRAME Integration in Knowledge Graphs for Large Language Models and Generative AI (11:45 AM CT). Later that afternoon, at 2:15 PM CT, Amanda and Xiaoli will also present at the Linked Open Data Community of Practice Update. And wrapping up ELUNA on May 17, Itai Veltzman (Ex Libris) will present on Unlocking Connections: How Linked Open Data (LOD) Benefits Library Users (11:00 AM CT).

As part of those sessions at ELUNA, you’ll likely be hearing more about the work of the Linked Data Focus Group, which has been led by Ex Libris to gather direct feedback from institutions testing the use of BIBFRAME in production as part of end-to-end workflows. The focus group meets with Ex Libris on a biweekly basis to discuss issues and requirements needed to import and work with linked data in Alma. Some of the recent work and discussions have centered around creating metadata in Sinopia and importing that data into Alma, as well as the use cases for Ex Libris to address as they develop a linked data editor within Alma. The group also has an active Teams channel, and conversations there range from providing feedback about FRBR clustering records in Primo to sharing information about the BIBFRAME Hub entity. The Linked Data Community of Practice appreciates the attention Ex Libris and the participants of the Focus Group are devoting to these developments!