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ASIST 2012 Annual Meeting 
Baltimore, MD, October 26-30, 2012

Semantic Metadata as Linked Data Building Blocks
Joseph Busch, Marjorie Hlava, Marcia Zeng and Gail Hodge

Sunday, 3:30pm


In the Linked Data movement, value vocabularies (such as the Linked Data version of a thesaurus or a classification scheme) and metadata element sets (which are generally made concrete through RDF Schemas or OWL ontologies) have become the building blocks of any dataset that joins the Linked Data hub.[1]  Evidence can be seen either from analyzing the datasets in the Data Hub or by browsing through the long list of the value vocabularies and metadata element sets included in one of the three final deliverables of the W3C Library Linked Data Incubator Group report.[2] This panel will introduce the concept of semantic metadata and the two types of vocabularies involved, discuss how value vocabularies are transformed in order for machine to process and understand, present new use cases of the conventional knowledge organization systems (KOS) in the Semantic Web environment, and report the findings regarding publishing KOS, describing and accessing them, and enabling their interoperability in the Semantic Web environment.