ATG Conferences, Meetings & Webinars 7/10/18

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Tuesday, 7/24/2018 – Wednesday, 7/25/2018

While the Library of Congress and some other big players are experimenting with BIBFRAME to replace traditional MARC cataloging, what can the rest of us do besides closely following the fast-paced linked data development? In this e-Forum, we invite you to share with us your linked data projects in your libraries. The forum discussion will address the questions: how you can prepare yourself to help move your library towards a linked data environment; what are the necessary skill sets needed; where are the practical resources available; what are the main obstacles faced by your library in implementing linked data; what are your practical concerns; and anything else that’s related to linked data that you are curious to know but don’t have a chance to ask.

Learning Outcomes

By the end of this e-Forum, attendees will have:
  • Shared information on linked data projects at small to midsize libraries
  • Identified skill sets for implementing linked data projects
  • Identified practical resources on implementing linked data for small to midsize libraries

Who Should Attend

Anyone who is interested in learning about what other libraries have achieved for their linked data projects and what they can do to prepare themselves for a linked data environment.


  • Anne Washington is the Coordinator of Metadata Services at the University of Houston M.D. Anderson Library. She is responsible for managing metadata creation and maintenance for the University of Houston Digital Library. She received her MLIS from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.
  • Andrew Weidner is the Digital Operations Coordinator at the University of Houston M.D. Anderson Library where he oversees digitization for digital collections. He received his MLIS from the University of North Texas.
  • Xiping Liu is the Resource Description Librarian at the University of Houston M.D. Anderson Library. She is responsible for original and complex copy cataloging of library materials in all formats. She received her MLIS from Rutgers University.

How to Register

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Once you have registered for one e-Forum, you do not need to register again, unless you choose to leave the list. Find instructions for unsubscribing.

Date: Tuesday 17 July 2018
Time: 1330 BST (British Summer Time)
Duration: 45-60 minutes including Q&A


Helen Fallon, Deputy University Librarian, Maynooth University


This webinar will introduce writing for academic publication for library staff. It will address issues such as:

  • Identifying topics to write about
  • Understanding the difference between peer reviewed and professional journals and the peer-review process
  • Identifying where to publish
  • The mechanics of writing
  • Submitting to an editor
  • Promoting your writing

General information:

This is a free webinar and open to all. If you are interested, but unable to join the live event, please register anyway as a recording will be made available to all who register. If you have particular accessibility needs, please feel free to contact me on

For more information and to register, please visit:

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