Event Date: November 2, 2016
The web is moving from just delivering results to delivering answers. What if your library could change Google, Siri, and other web agents from being competitors to partners? Do you want to learn how your library can increase traffic to your website and your catalog with linked data?
Linked data has already changed the way we search and get answers. Libraries can be part of that evolution by providing trusted, curated content to feed the growing web of data.
Join NoveList’s Duncan Smith as he explains why linked data is critical for library development and Georgia State Librarian Julie Walker as she talks about why Georgia is making a significant investment in linked data for all of Georgia’s public libraries.
Julie Walker is Georgia’s State Librarian. She has also served as Deputy State Librarian, Assistant State Librarian for Support Services and Strategic Initiatives, and as the first Program Director for PINES (Public Information Network for Electronic Services), Georgia’s statewide library card program. he served as Associate Director at the Athens Regional Library System in Athens GA for 13 years, and has held professional positions in library systems in Charlotte, Winston-Salem and Asheboro, North Carolina. She is a past president of the Georgia Library Association, and Associate Editor of the Georgia Library Quarterly. Julie holds a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and the Master of Library Science degrees from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Julie is a member trustee and secretary of the LYRASIS board of trustees, co-chair of public policy committee of COSLA, and a graduate of the University System of Georgia’s Executive Leadership Institute and Leadership Athens.
Duncan Smith is co-founder and general manager of NoveList. He helps transform the lives of readers by leading a team that creates the tools library staff use to provide their most important service -- connecting readers with the books that will make a difference in their lives.