We are excited to welcome you to the news blog for the Linked Data for Professional Educators (LD4PE) project. The LD4PE project is operated as part of the Dublin Core Education & Outreach Committee and is funded by the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS).

From the highest level, the project seeks to identify, describe, and promote learning resources to assist in the teaching Linked Data. Most of the outputs from the effort will be captured in Exploring Linked Data. Exploring Linked Data will enable the indexing of learning resources according to the specific competencies, skills, and knowledge they address. Exploring Linked Data will continue to be supported by DCMI and its membership as part of DCMI’s larger education and outreach activities.

Participants in the project include:

  • University of Washington, development lead for Exploring Linked Data and underlying technical and data infrastructure.

Additional technical and content contributions from:

  • Access Innovations
  • Dublin Core Metadata Initiative (DCMI)
  • Elsevier
  • Kent State University
  • OCLC
  • Sungkyunkwan University Institute of Information and Management
  • Synaptica

We welcome participation from others and will be reaching out to the community through this blog, our wiki, in-person events, and other means to collect input and advice from practitioners and organizations during the course of the coming year. The project welcomes contributions in two main areas:

  • Suggesting competency statements (assertions of what a learner of Linked Data should know or be able to do); and
  • Identifying existing web-accessible learning resource from short recipe videos to large learning units that address one or more Linked Data competencies.

Please stay tuned here for more information on how to interact with the project.