MeLCat & Linked Data

MeLCat & Linked Data

This session will explore what libraries must do to make their holdings visible on the open web.

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A reprise (and update, with brand-new information!) of the MeLCat and Linked Data session held at the 2016 MLA Conference, this session will explore what libraries must do to make their holdings visible on the open web. By using linked data, libraries can meet the public where they are in the world of search and then drive them to library websites and online catalogs, thereby increasing the use of library resources. An explanation of the concept of linked data will be followed by information on the experimental project by the Library of Michigan and MCLS to transform millions of MeLCat records into linked data.

Free for staff of MeLCat libraries.

*If you plan to have more than one person from your library logged in together on one computer, please contact Gwen at so she can keep the attendance records accurate. Thank you!

Additional Information

Additional Information

Date & Time December 4, 2018
2:00pm - 3:00pm Eastern
1:00pm - 2:00pm Central
Instructor Debbi Schaubman
Prerequisites There are no prerequisites
Credits No
Audience ALL
Topic MeLCat Technology

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Terms/Registration Information

It is highly recommended that all registrants register for this workshop at least SEVEN DAYS PRIOR to the workshop date. If you register after that, you must additionally send an email to that you have registered past the deadline. You will receive a general email confirmation immediately upon successfully registering for this workshop. All registered attendees will receive an additional email with login information approximately one week prior to the 1st class date. If you do not receive an invitation to the meeting by noon of the day prior, please email

Venue/Technical Information

Online via Zoom

Vendor MCLS

Instructor: Debbi Schaubman

Debbi Schaubman is currently the Manager of Shared Library Systems at the Midwest Collaborative for Library Services. Prior to that, she was the MeL Catalog Implementation Specialist. Prior to joining the MeL Project, she coordinated the InMICH Resource-Sharing Program. Her MLS and BA are from Rutgers University.

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Date(s) and time(s):
December 4, 2018
2:00pm - 3:00pm Eastern
1:00pm - 2:00pm Central

Single Registration Pricing
Member Price: $ 0.00
Non-Member Price: $ 0.00

Group Registration Pricing
Member Group Price: $ 0.00
Non-Member Group Price: $ 0.00