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Data, Linked; Linked open data; Virtual International Authority File; VIAF; Library of Congress linked data; LC linked data; Digital repositories; Digital Commons; CONTENTdm; Authority control; Digital collections; Digital library; Metadata services; Cataloging


Presented at the Association of College & Research Libraries (ACRL) Technical Services Interest Group Meeting at American Librarian Association (ALA) MidWinter Conference 2016. Boston, MA, January 9, 2016.


This program will present the experiment of adding linked data values to the digital collections at the University of Central Florida Libraries in its digital repository and institutional repository (IR). Working with the Digital Initiatives and some faculty members, the Metadata Librarian in Technical Services has been adding Library of Congress linked data and Virtual Internarial Authority File data to the library's collections in CONTENTdm and its Digital Commons based IR. While these systems haven't been designed or updated to fully accommodate linked data yet, to add linked data values to the collection fields in these systems is preparing for linked data in the future. This presentation will also discuss non-catalogers' reaction to linked data and the collaboration between catalogers in Technical Services and non-catalogers within and outside of the library.

Publication Date


Original Citation

Deng, S. (2016). Preparing for linked data in digital repositories. ACRL Technical Services Interest Group Meeting. American Librarian Association (ALA) MidWinter Conference 2016. Boston, MA, January 9, 2016.

Document Type

Conference Presentation



Publication Version

Author's version


Information Technologies & Resources


Orlando (Main) Campus


University Libraries


Linked data; Metadata; Controlled vocabularies; Subject headings; Digital libraries



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