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Seminar Cancelled

From Metadata to a Web of Data
Wednesday, October 12, 2011, 1/2 Day 8:30am-12:30pm (seminar fee)

This half-day seminar will provide you with the basic concepts that you need to understand and (hopefully) participate in the development of new models for web-friendly metadata. The emphasis will be on the key elements needed to move library data into the linked data space, but many of the lessons will cover general principles for usable modern data.

What the seminar will cover:

  • Understanding data, data types, and data uses
  • Identifiers, URIs and http URIs
  • Statements and triples and their role in the 'web of data'
  • Defining properties and vocabularies that can be used effectively on the web
  • Brief introduction to semantic web standards

There will be a number of hands-on exercises during the seminar. If it is convenient for you, bring a laptop for those 'added credit'  questions.

What the seminar will NOT cover:

  • Programming methods for use with semantic web data.
  • Specific development tools 'how-to'

Karen 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, 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. 

Members $175, non-members $200, before September 4, 2011
Members $200, non-members $225