SWIB14 - Dan Whaley - All knowledge, annotated

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This August the W3C chartered the Web Annotation Working Group, based around an RDF data model called Open Annotation, which is rapidly being integrated into new open source tools and software libraries and adopted by a diverse cross-section of scholars, scientists, educators and others. The potential is to create a new layer over the web as we know it, enabling a rich set of interactive capabilities that until now have not been possible. This talk will provide an overview of the history...

SWIB14 - Thomas Baker / Osma Suominen - Turning three overlapping thesauri into a Global Agricultural Concept Scheme

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AGROVOC Concept Scheme, CAB Thesaurus (CABT), and NAL Thesaurus (NALT) largely overlap in scope (agriculture and agricultural research). This duplication is both inefficient for their maintainers and constitutes a barrier to searching across databases indexed with their terms. Common representation in SKOS makes mapping easier, but it would in principle be more efficient to merge the thesauri into one shared concept scheme to be jointly maintained by the three organizations. A feasibility...

SWIB14 - Henri Ylikotila / Osma Suominen - Publish your SKOS vocabularies with Skosmos

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Skosmos is an open source web-based SKOS browser being developed at the National Library of Finland. It can be used by e.g. libraries and archives as a publishing platform for controlled vocabularies such as thesauri, lightweight ontologies, classifications and authority files. The Finnish national thesaurus and ontology service Finto is built using Skosmos, which was formerly known as ONKI Light. Finto is used by indexers at the National Library and other libraries, as well as other...

SWIB14 - Joachim Neubert - KOS evolution in Linked Data

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Over time, Knowledge Organization Systems such as thesauri and classifications undergo lots of changes, as the knowledge domains evolve. Most SKOS publishers therefore put a version tag on their vocabularies. With the vocabularies interwoven in the open web of data, however, different versions may be the base for references in other datasets. So, updates by "third parties" are required, in indexing data as well as in mappings from or to other vocabularies. Yet answers to simple user...

SWIB14 - Pascal-Nicolas Becker - Weaving repository contents into the Semantic Web

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Repositories are systems to safely store and publish digital objects and their descriptive metadata. Repositories mainly serve their data by using web interfaces which are primarily oriented towards human consumption. They either hide their data behind non-generic interfaces or do not publish them at all in a way a computer can process easily. At the same time the data stored in repositories are particularly suited to be used in the Semantic Web as metadata are already available. They do not...

SWIB14 - Eric Miller - Moving from MARC: How BIBFRAME moves the Linked Data in Libraries conversation to large-scale action

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As the Library of Congress looked to the future of MARC, they looked to Linked Data principles and Semantic Web standards as the foundation of BIBFRAME. Libraries have an extensive history with MARC as a sophisticated and highly customized descriptive vocabulary with billions of records spread across systems and providers. In order to recognize the value of connecting this legacy in new and contemporary ways, BIBFRAME’s design is intentionally extensible with Profile-based vocabularies,...