Linked Data Workshop at TCDL 2014

The Texas Digital Library and the TCDL 2014 Planning Committee are pleased to announce open registration for a special post-conference workshop on Linked Data, taught by library technology expert Karen Coyle. The workshop will take place on the afternoon of April 29. Full details about this exciting opportunity are included below and on the TCDL 2014 website.

The Linked Data Workshop is available to TCDL attendees at no additional cost, but space is limited. Separate registration is required and will be available initially to those also registered for TCDL 2014.

Register for the TCDL Linked Data Workshop HERE.

Haven’t registered for TCDL 2014? Early registration rates are available through April 1. Go to the TCDL 2014 conference website for more information about registering for the conference.

Linked Data Workshop with Karen Coyle

Date: April 29

Time: 1:30 – 5:00 PM

Location: Perry-CastaƱeda Library (UT Austin campus), Room 1.224

Are you wondering what this “linked data” is all about? Come to a half-day, hands-on class where you will learn how to link data using pencil, paper, and post-its(tm). At the end of this course you will know:

  • the basic concepts behind the Semantic Web and linked data
  • the key terminology of linked data
  • how linking can create new knowledge through navigation

The course requires no prior technical knowledge, and is of interest to catalogers, tech services, reference staff, and management. There will be time for your questions, and follow-up reading suggestions will be provided.

The course instructor is Karen Coyle, a librarian with over thirty years of experience with library technology. Find out more at

Register for this TCDL special event HERE.


This special opportunity is made possible by generous sponsorships from the following institutions:

Linked Data Sponsors (Baylor University, University of Houston Libraries, UNT Libraries, Texas A&M International University, Texas Tech University Libraries, and UT Libraries)

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