Linked Open Data Literacy for Librarians

Conference paper
Part of the Communications in Computer and Information Science book series (CCIS, volume 492)


Linked Data has become an important issue, not only for the process of building the web of data, but also for the mutual knowledge transfer between libraries and the web of data. Based on a study concerning Linked Open Data applications in libraries and the qualifications of future librarians involved in the development of such applications, we built a one day training program for academic librarians. The overall goal was to make librarians literate and heighten awareness concerning the Linked Open Data technology on a single day. With the help of that training program, the librarians should become cognitively able to reflect on the integration of Linked Data in their current working environment. We considered it therefore necessary to couple the training program with the development of cognitive strategies. In this paper we will give an in-depth description of the didactical approach, the theoretical and practical components as well as their possible combinations.


Linked open data data literacy training cognitive strategies 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Haute école de gestion de Genève, HES-SOUniversity of Applied Sciences Western SwitzerlandCarougeSwitzerland

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