2021 LD4 Conference on Linked Data
"Building Connections Together"
Keynote Jessica Meyerson asked the session participants to share "Two words that describe how you are entering this virtual space... What are you bringing with you into this virtual room?"
Having everybody share how they were feeling was a great way to start LD4 2021!
Jessica Meyerson is a facilitator, community cultivator, and applied researcher who strives to connect intentionality in her/our daily practices to system-level change. Serving as Deputy Director of Educopia Institute and co-director of The Maintainers, Jessica's work explores the ways that information flows between people over time, ways that groups produce knowledge together, and what our infrastructures say about who we are and what we value.
The conference included activities tailored to all levels of experience with linked data, with a focus on themes of
Linked data education
Inclusion of diverse voices
Practical steps toward linked data adoption
Reliability and availability of linked data
Incorporating linked data into day-to-day library operations
Linked data advocacy
Throughout, we hope to have provided opportunities for participants to connect with one another around shared challenges and interests, forming connections that can continue beyond the conference timeframe.
The conference took place online, July 19-23, 2021.
The language of the conference is English, but there may be opportunities to meet in language-specific groups if there is interest.
The conference is free of charge.
The LD4 conference is an initiative of the LD4 Community.
Xiaoli Li (University of California, Davis)
Elizabeth Russey Roke (Emory University)
Paloma Graciani Picardo (University of Texas at Austin)
Co-chair contact: email@example.com
Get involved with the library linked data community
The LD4 conference is part of a wider LD4 Community, which includes a website (ld4.io), a Slack Workspace, and several open affinity groups. Join the LD4 Slack workspace where you'll find channels for affinity groups on topics like discovery (#discovery), ethics in linked data (#ethicsld), and Wikidata (#wikidata).