Presenter Profile Series: Lisa Raymond

Excitement is palpable at Iamslic HQ, as final preparations begin before all the delegates arrive next week for #IamHawaii. Best of luck to the organising committee, you’re doing stellar work.

Next in our Presenter Profile Series is Lisa Raymond, from  the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution. Lisa is presenting a poster with Audrey Mickle on Making Connections With Linked Open Data.

A little about Lisa…

Lisa Raymond is the Co-Director of the MBLWHOI Library and Director of Library Services at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, responsible for the planning, development, and administration of the MBLWHOI Library and for the coordination of the programs of the science libraries of the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution.

Lisa’s research activities focus on data publication and citation. She also works on data curation, accessibility, and long term preservation of legacy data. Lisa is the IAMSLIC Archivist. She is an active member of the Research Data Alliance (RDA) and the American Geophysical Union (AGU). She is President of the Boston Library Consortium (BLC) and has served as an Invited Expert on several steering groups for the UNESCO/IOC Project Office for the International Oceanographic Data and Information Exchange (IODE). Lisa has been associated with the MBWHOI Library for over 25 years.

Talk to Lisa in Honolulu about…
Professionally I love to talk about all issues surrounding data and the implications for library services, as well as the changing role of librarians. Personally, I am into gardening and flower arranging.

Lisa will be presenting…
Poster title: Making Connections With Linked Open Data

Abstract: The MBLWHOI Library participated in an NSF EarthCube grant called GeoLink. The project brought together experts from the geosciences, computer science and library science to develop Semantic Web components that support discovery and reuse of data and knowledge. The Library collaborated with scientific users, data managers, DSpace engineers, experts in ontology design patterns, and user interface developers to make the Woods Hole Open Access Server (WHOAS), a DSpace repository, available as linked open data. The Library also created a component (widget) that will display in repository records that have related information in one of the partner resources. WHOAS includes hundreds of technical reports, theses, and articles, many with cruise information listed as a subject. Javascript was added to the page that looks for a subject meta tag indicating a cruise, grabs the string, and searches GeoLink for cruises with matching labels. All of the code the Library developed is freely available in GitHub.

Connect with Lisa through…

Twitter: @MBLWHOILibrary
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