April 17-19 hyatt regency crystal city
arlington, va
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Thursday, April 19, 2018

B305: New Tools: Curation & Community Engagement

3:45 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Christopher K. Baker, Training Manager, Gwinnett County Public Library Content Curator, Intellum
Julia Huprich, Director, Curation Strategy, Intellum
Ravi Singh, Demco Software

This session provides an overview of several new free tools. Intellum is a technology company that provides learning and collaboration solutions to companies including Google, Facebook, and Pinterest. It found that all of its clients struggle with presenting fresh, modern learning content that keeps up with the expectations of their learners. So it hired a team of librarians and professional content curators to help build a solution for identifying and sharing the best of the freely available content on the internet. This curation tool presents a powerful new approach for reference, patron training and staff training. See how librarians and content curators demonstrate features of the tool and share use cases for libraries of all types.

Linked data, a powerful tool that can make all your library’s assets (events, programs, materials, databases and services) discoverable in local web searches, casting the widest net for library outreach is the focus of the second talk. The linking of separate data sources to create superior and more complete repositories of information boosts discoverability of content in search engines. Get a quick overview of Linked Data and the Bibliographic Framework Initiative (Bibframe), including the collecting and connecting of data from Google algorithms, geotagging MARC records, special collections, and calendar feeds. Learn strategies and best practices, especially to promote programs and events on the web to help your library become an increasingly relevant and necessary asset in your community.

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