March 10, 2020
We have been closely monitoring and evaluating the situation concerning the novel coronavirus COVID-19, and it has become clear that it is no longer logistically feasible or ethical to hold our in-person meeting as planned. After careful consideration, the LD4 2020 organizers have made the difficult decision not to hold a physical meeting at Texas A&M Hotel and Conference Center given our concern for participants’ health and our institutions’ increasingly broad travel restrictions. We will shift the format of the conference to online presentations and discussion. Exactly which form this will take will be determined by the program committee in collaboration with presenters.
We are disappointed that we will not be able to meet in-person this year, but the health and safety of conference participants is our highest priority and we look forward to sharing the exciting program we’ve worked hard to develop. We will update this page soon with further plans and next steps for participating.
Thank you for your understanding and a special thank you to Texas A&M for all of the hard work they put in to help us organize LD4 2020.
Join us online! More information coming soon
About LD4 2020
The conference was to be held May 13th and 14th at Texas A&M University in College Station, Texas, with a focus on learning concrete ways that all GLAM institutions can participate in linked open data, whether they have implemented it in their work or are just getting started. We are shifting to an online format and will publish updated dates and program content as soon as it is available.
See content from last year’s conference here.
Kickoff Speaker: Karen Hwang
Karen Hwang’s practice as a metadata professional and archivist is rooted in concerns of discoverability and representation. Her work to promote underrepresented histories through digital collections includes a continued engagement with community organizations such as the Asian American Arts Centre and previous volunteership with Interference Archive. More recently, her work as the metadata specialist for the Empire State Digital Network, the New York service hub for the Digital Public Library of America, provided an opportunity to work with hundreds of organizations and institutions in promoting their collections and histories more widely through aggregation.
Karen has explored ways to implement linked open data to enhance and boost the discovery of cultural heritage resources as part of the Linked Jazz team and later as a fellow with METRO in New York City. An advocate for such strategies, she also comments on disparities encountered along the way.
Winny Nekesa Akullo, Public Procurement and Disposal of Public Assets Authority
Judith Cannan, Library of Congress
Madison Chartier, Oklahoma State University
Christine Fernsebner Eslao, Harvard University
Lisa Furubotten, Texas A&M
Michelle Futornick, LD4P/Stanford University
Paloma Graciani Picardo, Harry Ransom Center, University of Texas at Austin
TJ Kao, UC Davis
Jason Kovari, Cornell University
Filiberto Felipe Martinez Arellano, Biblioteca Nacional de México
Olaniyan Ishola Olushola, Wikimedia User Group Nigeria
Jake Orlowitz, Founder of the Wikipedia Library
Anchalee (Joy) Panigabutra-Roberts, University of Tennessee Libraries
Merrilee Proffitt, OCLC
Erik Radio, University of Colorado Boulder
Greg Reeve, Brigham Young University
Elizabeth Russey Roke, Emory University
Jackie Shieh, Smithsonian Libraries
Ananth Subray P V, Centre for Internet and Society (CIS)
Hilary Thorsen, LD4P/Stanford University
Liam Wyatt, Europeana