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Haliza Jailani

Deputy Director, Resource Discovery and Management Division
National Library Board Singapore
Representing Regional Member: National Library Board Singapore

Haliza Jailani is a Deputy Director in the Resource Discovery and Management Division of the National Library Board of Singapore. In Singapore, the National Library, the National Archives and the Public Libraries network of 26 libraries are run as one united heritage organisation under the National Library Board (NLB). She is responsible for the Resource Discovery portfolio of cataloguing and metadata creation, knowledge organisation systems and ontology, as well as information discovery using metadata. She oversees work on exposing metadata of NLB collections to search engines using structured data and other aspects of open data work such as the sharing of NLB’s name authorities with Singapore’s government agencies and had pioneered NLB's Linked Data work with a team of cataloguers and IT specialists. Her team had also enabled data harmonisation for OneSearch, a search platform for Singapore's cultural heritage collections which include resources from the libraries, archives & museums of Singapore, where metadata were aggregated using Dublin Core™. She is currently a member of IFLA’s Linked Data Sub-Committee.