Jun 7

The Integrated Authority File (GND) is encouraging use and active contribution beyond library contexts in archives, museums, cultural and academic institutions, and research projects.
From June 7 to 11, 2021, the German National Library, together with the GND Cooperative, the actors of the GND4C project, and other partners, will host GNDCon 2.0 as a completely virtual convention with a new concept. It will enable bringing communities together and networking beyond the boundaries of divisions and topics in the digital space.
The topics of the program modules concerning the use and application of the GND are as diverse as the content on the web. The keywords are: archives, ethnology, film, geography, artificial intelligence, literature, music, technology, works and Wikibase. We present several features provided by the GND Central Office and the new service agencies.
The focus is on the milestones reached in the opening process and the further development of the GND. To ensure that the discourse between on-screen events and chat functionality is not neglected, all interested parties will meet again in rounds of resumes.
GNDCon 2.0 will thus be a reflection of the diverse, decentralized and digitally active committed users and other interested stakeholders.

Find the program and registration details here (in German)

Specially recommended in NFDI4Culture context

7 June, 2021, 10-11 h: „It's a small world and you always meet twice ..."
Keynote by Prof. Dr. Harald Sack (FIZ Karlsruhe) on research data infrastructures and the renaissance of authority data

7 June, 2021, 11:30-13 h: Authority records for musical works - libraries and science in conversation. 
Where, how and why are GND authority records for musical works used in digital musicological projects? How is this actually implemented and what problems arise in practice? What added value does the use of auhority records offer science? What does “connectivity” mean in this context and what perspective does the Semantic Web ultimately offer? MiniCon with Lightning talks by Laurent Pugin (RISM Digital Center Bern), Katrin Bicher (SLUB Dresden) and Desiree Mayer (NFDI4Culture/SLUB Dresden)

7 June, 2021, 13:30-15 h:  The GND as a link between cultural institutions.
MiniCon on RDA application profiles for special collections in libraries as a way to enable compatibility of existing standards and interchangeability of metadata, by Renate Behrens (DNB), Claudia Fabian (BSB), Andrea Joosten (Stadtbibl. Emmerich), Angela Kailus (Philipps-Universität Marburg/NFDI4Culture), Alice Robinson and Daniel Scheidegger (Zentralbibl. Zürich)

9 June, 2021, 9:30-11 h: 007 wanted: classification for AV resources.
MiniCon by Anna Bohn (Zentral- und Landesbibliothek Berlin), Bernhard Hauck (University Library Freiburg), Adelheid Heftberger (Federal Archives), Jan Melissen (Zurich University of the Arts), Christoph Steiger (Library of University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna)

9 June, 2021, 11:30-13 h: Agency I - GND agencies as intermediaries.
Presentation of the different strategies and concepts of two pilot agencies. MiniCon by  Johannes Bracht (digiCULT Verbund eG), Patrick Leiske (LABW), Jens Lill (BSZ), Martha Rosenkötter (DDK, Philipps-University Marburg)

9 June, 2021, 13:30-15 h: Agency II - The checklist as a quality measure.
Presentation and discussion of preliminary data quality checks to ensure sucessful automated GND matching for existing data. MiniCon, conductors see Agency I