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DPLAfest 2017—the fourth major gathering of the Digital Public Library of America’s broad community—will take place on April 20-21, 2017 in Chicago at Chicago Public Library’s Harold Washington Library Center. For more information, visit the DPLA website.
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Thursday, April 20 • 10:45am - 11:45am
Linking Nevada: Enhancing Local Authority Data to Improve Access to Digital Collections

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This session will offer an approachable introduction for metadata managers and digital library content contributors who would like to learn more about: metadata quality issues and metadata reuse, tips for partnering to improve user experience through metadata/data enhancement, and the how-to's of preparing local authority data for linked open data. The session will emphasize taking a collaborative approach and provide practical strategies for building metadata partnerships. The presenters will also share detailed information about a pilot project in Nevada to identify digital collections that had a high probability of potential links in the local agent (people and groups) vocabularies and report on results of the experiment.

Speakers
avatar for Amy Hunsaker

Amy Hunsaker

Digital Initiatives Librarian, University of Nevada, Reno
avatar for Cory Lampert

Cory Lampert

Head, Digital Collections, UNLV Libraries
Head, Digital Collections, UNLV



Thursday April 20, 2017 10:45am - 11:45am
Chicago Authors Room 7th Floor

Attendees (30)