Karen Coyle and Sam Oh to lead sessions at DCMI-AsiaPac workshop

The DCMI-AsiaPac workshop titled "RDA, DC and Linked Data" takes place in Singapore on 15 August in conjunction with IFLA World Library and Information Congress 2013. Karen Coyle will lead the morning session of the workshop and will introduce attendees to the basics of Linked Data, including important vocabulary and concepts. Using familiar examples, participants will build some linked data together and will end with a survey of Linked Data projects in the library community. Sam Oh will lead the afternoon session and will examine converting MARC records and other forms of structured data into Linked Data including the processes of mapping existing data elements to RDF properties and classes and linking to sources of Linked Data authorities such as DBPedia for subject headings and people. Additional information on the workshop can be found at http://dcevents.dublincore.org/index.php/BibData/ap2013.