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The International Association of University Libraries (IATUL) invites you to attend the 37th Annual IATUL Conference in Halifax, Nova Scotia.

This year’s theme is Leadership in a Sea of Change, and reflects not only Nova Scotia’s location by the ocean, but also provides the opportunity to share cutting edge experiences and knowledge during this time of continuing change in the world of libraries.
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Tuesday, June 7 • 10:30 - 12:00
Parallel Session 3B (Data Management) Forming the Canadian Linked Data Initiative

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In the fall of 2015, librarians from the University of Toronto, McGill, the University of British Columbia, University of Alberta, and the Université de Montréal met to discuss the potential of collaborating on linked data efforts.   As a result of that meeting, and with the inclusion of  Library and Archives Canada and later the Bibliothèque et Archives nationales du Québec, over the next six months the Canadian Linked Data Initiative (CLDI) was born.

The paper will discuss the processes and tools our group is using to work collaboratively to articulate, plan, and find funding for a suite of projects that will coordinate the metadata production activities of our library's technical services units, special collections, and digital libraries in both English and French. 

The paper will show how, in working together and with partners in Canada, US, and Europe, we aim to provide a path to linked data readiness for our institutions and leadership for the adoption of linked data by libraries across Canada.

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Sharon Farnel

Sharon Farnel is Metadata Coordinator at the University of Alberta Libraries. She is interested in the application of linked data principles to library metadata to enhance discovery and use of cultural resources, and in understanding the ways in which this new descriptive paradigm will impact the work of metadata staff in libraries. She is currently pursuing an interdisciplinary PhD (part-time) at the University of Alberta (School of Library... Read More →
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Joseph Hafner

Joseph Hafner, Associate Dean, Collection Services, McGill University Library (Montréal, Québec, Canada). Member of the ALA Chief Collection Development Officers of Large Research Libraries (2013-); Member of the HathiTrust Rights and Access Working Group (2013-2017); Vice-President, International Association of Music Libraries (2013-2016); Chair, IFLA Acquisition and Collection Development Committee (2011-2015); ARL Research... Read More →
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Caitlin Tillman

Caitlin Tillman is Associate Chief Librarian, Collections and Materials Management for the University of Toronto Libraries. Prior to arriving in Toronto, Caitlin worked at for libraries at the University of Ottawa, Yale University, and the Harvard University Center for Italian Renaissance Studies. Caitlin is the Vice-Chair and Chair-elect of the Chief Collection Development Officers of Large Research Libraries group, serves on the Centre... Read More →

Tuesday June 7, 2016 10:30 - 12:00
CHEB - C140 5793 University Ave

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