Barbara Fischer, German National Library’s Agency for Standardization
Open Authority control – doing the impossible
“Linked Data increases impact: Let’s transfer ideas gained in big data communities such as Wikipedia and Gemeinsame Normdatei (authority control) to Digital Humanities: linking and structured data increases the impact of what we are doing.”
I am a committed art manager bringing people together to enhance the impact of arts, culture, and heritage. I started my digital trail working in Wikimedia projects. Cocreating formats like the popular hackathon Coding da Vinci partnering GLAMs and Coders.
Today I am a 100% wikified: I endorse volunteer communities and free licenses fostering visibility of digital GLAM content. I work to increase the quality of metadata through Authority Control to foster retrieval and linked data. This is why I work as Liaison Counsel at the German National Library’s Agency for Standardization to encourage cooperation and openness in the digital transformation.
Barbara Katharina Fischer
Office for Library Standards