May 24, 2022

Recent Presentation: “Toward Linked Data: the Library of Congress Medium of Performance Thesaurus”

Here’s are slides from a recent presentation by Jane Smith, a grad student in the School of Information and Library Science at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Smith is also a research assistant at the Metadata Research Center, a part of the UNC SILS program that’s led by Jane Greenberg.

The presentation took place on February 13, 2012 during an open session of Greenberg’s Organization of Information class.

From an MRC Blog Post:

Jane Smith, Metadata Research Center research assistant and accomplished artist/opera singer, recently completed an internship with the Policy and Standards Division at the Library of Congress. Her work included integral steps for transforming the Library of Congress Medium of Performance Thesaurus (LCMPT) to SKOS (Simple Knowledge Organization System). The LCMPT is a joint Library of Congress and Music Library Association project used to represent and retrieve music by medium of performance for musical works, as represented in individual music resources. Ms. Smith’s work is important for RDA: Resource Description and Access and linked data developments. The LCMPT project will be published on the Web and will be compatible with Semantic Web standards.

Direct to 25 .pptx slides from Jane Smith’s “Toward Linked Data: the Library of Congress Medium of Performance Thesaurus” presentation.

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