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Linked Data Webinars Presented by Karen Coyle

Introduction to Semantic Web and Linked Data
Original broadcast date:  Wednesday, March 9, 2011
 
This webinar will cover the basic concepts behind the semantic web and its implementation through linked data. While conceptually very simple, the linked data model is a significant departure from our current models that are based on records and database technologies. 

We'll cover the underlying entity-relationship structure, "triples" and "statements," the importance of identifiers and vocabularies. In addition, we will look briefly at the functionality that this model supports and the user benefits that come with it.

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Linked Data, Tools and Technologies
Original broadcast date: Tuesday, March 15, 2011
 
The Semantic Web Activity of the W3C defines the basic requirements for linked data functionality, starting with four rules and moving on with specific standards for data definition, identification, and discovery. This webinar will describe some of the basic data and software standards, as well as demonstrate implementations such as existing registries and vocabularies. Some of the issues for discussion will be data and vocabulary maintenance, the question of data provenance, and techniques for metadata extension. We will briefly explore some current linked data activities in cultural heritage organizations.

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Presenter
 

Karen CoyleKaren Coyle
Karen Coyle is a librarian with over thirty years of experience with library technology. She now consults in a variety of areas relating to digital libraries. Karen has published dozens of articles and reports, most available on her web site, kcoyle.net. She has served on standards committees including the MARC standards group (MARBI), NISO committee AX for the OpenURL standard, and was an ALA representative to the e-book standards development that led to the ePub standard. She follows, writes, and speaks on a wide range policy areas, including intellectual property, privacy, and public access to information. As a consultant she works primarily on metadata development and technology planning. She is currently investigating the possibilities offered by the semantic web and linked data technology.