Tufts LiAM Project at SAA

There will be two events at the Society of American Archivist annual meeting in New Orleans about the Tufts University Digital Collections and Archives LiAM grant project on linked archival metadata.

Research Forum Presentation

Anne Sauer will give a 15 minute presentation on LiAM at the Research Forum in the Jefferson Ballroom, on Tuesday, August 13, at 1:00pm. She will review the goals of the project and give an update on the progress the grant has made.

Open LiAM Meeting

We have reserved a meeting room (Ascot Room) in the conference hotel on Wednesday afternoon, August 14 from 1:00 to 3:00pm. The is an opportunity for people to learn about the project, ask questions, and provide feedback. Space is limited, so if you think you would like to attend, please email Anne Sauer (anne.sauer@tufts.edu).

LiAM: Linked Archival Metadata

LiAM is focused on planning for the application of linked data approaches to archival description. Our goal is to better understand the benefits that linked data could bring to the management, discovery, and use of archival collections while also investigating the efforts required to implement these approaches. Central to this effort is identifying graduated approaches that will enable archives to build on existing description as well as mapping out a more ambitious vision for linked data in archives. This project is made possible by a grant from the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services.