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Jeff Mixter

Senior Product Manager, Metadata and Digital Services, OCLC

The impact of Library Knowledge Work beyond cataloging

Libraries’ current data management workflows focus on cataloging and the tools that support the creation and maintenance of metadata for inventory management and data interchange. Over time, however, user behaviors and expectations have come to rely on smarter search algorithms (discovery) and on-demand access (delivery) of library resources. In response, libraries must shift how they manage and leverage data to meet evolving user needs. Next generation metadata—specifically Linked Data—is perfectly positioned to enable these data connections and empower both libraries and their users in the journey for information.

In this session, we’ll explore how new Library Knowledge Work supports cataloging and metadata management, but can also significantly impact areas tangentially related such as adding new contextual information to special collection and cultural heritage material and discovery improvement such as knowledge cards.

Jeff Mixter works as a Senior Product Manager on OCLC's Metadata and Digital Services team. His work focuses on linked data applications and services. He holds Bachelor's Degree in History and German from The Ohio State University as well as Master's Degree in Library Information Science and Information Architecture/Knowledge Management from Kent State University.

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