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Abigail Sparling

Abigail Sparling

Serials Metadata Librarian, University of Alberta Library
Abigail Sparling is the Serials Metadata Librarian at the University of Alberta Library. Abigail is passionate about leveraging technology to improve resource description, management and discovery, which she explores in her work as a certified Library Carpentry Instructor and as co-chair of the ALCTS Electronic Resources Interest Group. Since 2017 Abigail has been an active member of the BIBFRAME community, and currently sits on the Share-VDE Advisory Council and Cluster Knowledgebase Working Group, and the LD4P Serials Affinity Group.

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Libraries have individually labored at the creation, conversion and re-use of data housed at their institutions and in their systems. This session will look at next steps for enlarging those efforts by linking data from multiple initiatives in an effort to broaden its value and functionality to the community. Current initiatives include prototyping efforts aimed at creating new suites of tools as well as enabling libraries to draw from newly unified taxonomies and vocabularies. Pick up on the practical tips and strategies needed to build on modules created by other information professionals!

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