Karen F. Gracy

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Karen F. Gracy



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I am a faculty member at the School of Library and Information Science at Kent State University. I have been working with a team of faculty and students on linked open data research, the Linked Open Data

Interest in LODLAM

I am particularly interested in collaborating with people who are involved with alignment issues, specifically for archives, music/sound recordings, and moving images. Right now, our project is focusing on making connections between archival metadata vocabularies and related datasets in the areas of authority data, government information, geographic, and event information, so that is a particular priority. I'm also wondering if there's anyone looking at linked data for preservation activities (such as PRONOM, the registry of technical information about file formats, which has been converted to linked data).


United States


Library, Archive, Academic, Research

Linked Open Data Projects

As part of the Kent State LOD-LAM research, I have made several presentations at archival associations such as the Society of American Archivists and the Association of Moving Image Archivists about our work, and published articles in journals such as Archival Science and the Journal of Library Metadata.


Karen F. Gracy is an associate professor at the School of Information of Kent State University. She possesses an MLIS and PhD in Library and Information Science from the University of California, Los Angeles and an MA in critical studies of Film and Television from UCLA. Recent publications have appeared in Library and Information History, JASIST, Archival Science, American Archivist, Journal of Library Metadata, and Information and Culture. Dr. Gracy’s scholarly interests are found within the domain of cultural heritage stewardship,  which encompasses a broad range of activities such as preservation and conservation processes and practices, digital curation activities that consider the roles of heritage professionals and users in the lifecycle of objects and records, as well as knowledge representation activities such as definitions of knowledge domains, development of standards for description, and application of new technologies to improve access to cultural heritage objects.


School of Library and Information Science, Kent State University