Margaret Kipp

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Margaret Kipp


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Short Bio

I'm an Assistant Professor in the School of Information Studies, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and a member of the Information Organization Research Group. My background is in computer science and I worked as a programmer/analyst in geographic information systems before moving to information science. My research interests include social tagging, Web 2.0 and the Semantic Web, classification systems, collaborative web technologies and the creation and visualisation of structures in information organisation systems. I have taught courses in information organisation, metadata, database design, programming and linked data.

Interest in LODLAM

I would like to attend the summit to increase my participation in the linked open data movement. I plan to continue teaching my linked data course and hope to enter the challenge (heat 2) this year. I am also interested in speaking with people in libraries, archives or museums who are using linked open data to see what projects they are undertaking and what skills and background they are seeking. I would be very interested in discussing issues related to teaching linked data skills as well as ideas for practical projects based on real data which I could incorporate into my class.


Library, Academic, Research

Linked Open Data Projects

My research interests are in Web 2.0 and the Semantic Web. My focus has been social tagging and how it impacts information organisation and information retrieval, but I have begun incorporating more work on the Semantic Web. I taught a course on Linked Data and Mashups at the School of Information Studies, a course I have now taught twice. ( I gave a talk on this course at code4lib Midwest in 2011 in Chicago and at ASIST in 2011 as part of a panel on new trends in information organisation (


School of Information Studies, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee