Cory Lampert is the Head of Digital Collections at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas where she is responsible for management and strategic planning for the University Libraries' digital initiatives. Her research interests include digital library best practices and the evolving role of librarianship in a technological world. Cory was a recent contributor to the book, "Jump Start Your Career as a Digital Librarian" and has collaborated on several articles, presentations, and projects (including UNLV's Linked Data Study Group) to support the evolution of metadata for digital collections. She received a B.A. from Sarah Lawrence College in 1995 and a MLIS from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee in 2005.
|Interest in LODLAM||
We are very interested in learning more about existing data models that we might adapt and about other linked data projects. I am particularly interested in finding collaborative partners, sharing resources, and finding a community of interested practitioners.
|Linked Open Data Projects||
My colleague, Silvia Southwick and I work in the digital collections department at a research university in Southern Nevada (USA). About a year ago, we formed a Linked Data Study Group at our institution and have been researching how we might transform our digital collections metadata into linked data. We proposed a research project to library administration that will delve more deeply into selecting a data set, working with vocabularies and assigning URIs, transforming the data into RDF and investigating technologies to search and display the data. This project has been funded and our conference proposal was accepted for the Association of College and Research Libraries conference in April. We gave a presentation on linked data to the OCLC CONTENTdm User Group titled, Linked Data Demystified: Practical efforts to transform CONTENTDM metadata INTO Linked Data and have adapted this presentation for local and regional library staff. We also have several papers in the planning stages to report on the work of the research project.