[Metadatalibrarians] Open Call for New Members for the PCC Linked Data Advisory Committee

Tim Thompson timathom at gmail.com
Tue Feb 15 11:45:41 PST 2022

The Program for Cooperative Cataloging <https://www.loc.gov/aba/pcc/> (PCC)
Linked Data Advisory Committee (LDAC) is actively recruiting new members to
bring experienced backgrounds with linked data to the group. Anyone who has
experience working with linked data or involvement with linked data
projects is eligible. Eligible applicants do not need to work for a PCC
library or for a library at all. (See below for more information about the
PCC.)  Membership will be one year, starting in April, with the option to
renew. Please see the LDAC web page
<https://www.loc.gov/aba/pcc/advisory/linked-data.html> for our current
charge and a list of current members.


   LDAC currently meets approximately once per month.

   Membership is likely to require a commitment of 6 hours or less on
   average per month.

   Members may be asked to become liaisons to other PCC groups.

   We are committed to maintaining/striving for better diversity within the

   Work in the area of ethics and linked data is a plus.

The PCC is a cooperative cataloging venture wherein member libraries
contribute bibliographic records and related data under a common set of
standards and conventions. PCC membership is at the institution level and
is organized through four programs commonly known by the following
acronyms: BIBCO (members contribute catalog records for monographs); CONSER
(members contribute records for serials); NACO (members contribute
authority records to the Library of Congress Name Authority File); and SACO
(members contribute subject heading proposals for adding to the Library of
Congress Subject Headings file). The PCC’s administrative structure
includes various committees such as the Policy Committee (which guides the
PCC), standing committees, and advisory groups such as the Linked Data
Advisory Committee (LDAC).

If you are interested in serving on the PCC Linked Data Advisory Committee,
please send an email with the subject "PCC LDAC member application" directly
to Christine Fernsebner Eslao (co-chair) at eslao at fas.harvard.edu and
Timothy Thompson (co-chair) at timothy.thompson at yale.edu by March 4th, 2022.
In your message, please let us know why you would like to serve on the PCC
Linked Data Advisory Committee and describe your experience with linked
data in libraries or other cultural heritage institutions. Also, since we
may have many volunteers for only a few spots, please rest assured that if
you express interest but are not appointed, we will keep track of your
interest and may tap you for future opportunities. Expressions of interest
will be reviewed by the PCC Linked Data Advisory Committee in March 2022
for selection. The PCC Linked Data Advisory Committee will determine the
selection of candidates and notify candidates in late March 2022.

We are looking forward to hearing from you!


Christine Fernsebner Eslao (co-chair)

Metadata Technologies Program Manager

Metadata Management & Project Strategy

Information & Technical Services

Harvard Library

email: eslao at fas.harvard.edu

Timothy Thompson (co-chair)

Librarian for Applied Metadata Research

Resource Discovery Services

Yale University
email: timothy.thompson at yale.edu

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