All About Linked Data: How Can it Help My Library?

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This free webinar, co-sponsored by Demco, will explore the concept of linked data--a powerful tool that can make all your library's assets (materials, events, programs, databases and services) discoverable in local web searches, casting the widest net for library outreach. Ravi Singh, Executive Director at Demco Software, will take a look at how linked data is being used in other industries and the benefits it brings. And, he'll discuss why it has been difficult to bring it into practice the library world.  


Additionally, attendees will learn about how using linked data, especially to promote programs and events, can help your library become an increasingly relevant and necessary asset in your community, including a brief demonstration of DiscoverLocal—Demco's new linked data product. Finally, we'll hear from Ohio native and 32-year public library veteran, Catherine Hakala-Ausperk, who will share her experiences running programs and will talk about how libraries can continually use new technologies to better serve their communities.


September 13th, 2017 2:00 PM through  3:00 PM
Phone: 1-800-686-8975
Webinar Event
Webinar Key 8659551655231949313
Archived Webinar Link
Event Details
Presenter Name Catherine Hakala-Ausperk, Ravi Singh & Kim Blazek
Presenter Background

Catherine Hakala-Ausperk 

Library Consultant, Frequent Keynote Speaker, Adjunct Professor at the iSchool at Kent State, Author, 32-year Ohio public library veteran and Advocate for libraries strengthening community partnerships.



Ravi Singh 

Executive Director at Demco Software. Technology & Business veteran with multiple software companies and successful exits (IPO, PE sale). On multiple advisory boards of technology companies. Founder and Growth hacker seeding innovation and growth mindset in Library Technology at Demco.



Kim Blazek 

Demco Software Account Executive who has consulted as a National Sales Manager for ten years serving the country's largest library systems.  Kim resides in Cleveland and has worked in the technology side of the library market with a focus on helping libraries promote their collections and services within their communities.


Training Track Data Analysis & Assessment
Who Should Attend Directors, managers, those working with outreach or events, and anyone with an interest in the topic
CE Contact Hours 0