Kevin Ford

Affiliation: Library of Congress

Sector: Library, Government (incl National and State libraries and archives) , Research

Country: United States

Website: http://id.loc.gov

Bio:
I work in the Network Development and MARC Standards Office at the Library of Congress. I am the current project manager for the Library of Congress's Linked Open Data service, ID.LOC.GOV, which publishes LC owned or managed authority and vocabulary data as Linked Data. ID.LOC.GOV includes LC Subject Headings; Thesaurus of Graphic Materials; MARC Lists for Relators, Geographic Areas, Countries, and Languages; ISO 639 Language codes, parts 1, 2, and 5; and PREMIS vocabularies. I was part of the development team for MADS/RDF. I am responsible for data conversion of ID data to MADS/RDF and SKOS. In addition to all technical development for LC's Linked Open Data service, I spend a significant amount of time modeling traditional library authority and vocabulary data in RDF for publication at ID and consulting within the Library on other vocabulary-related issues. Our office has also started to contemplate the representation of bibliographic data as RDF.

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