SWIB14 - Cristina Sarasua - Supporting Data Interlinking in Semantic Libraries with Microtask Crowdsourcing

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Semantic Web technologies enable the integration of distributed data sets curated by different organisations and with different purposes. Descriptions of particular resources (e.g. events, persons or images) are connected through links that explicitly state the relationship between them. Connecting data of similar or disparate domains, libraries can offer a more extensive and detailed information to their visitors, while librarians have better documentation in their cataloguing activities....

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 - 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 They either hide their data behind non-generic interfaces or do not publish them at all in a way a computer can process easily.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,...

SWIB14 - Nuno Freire - Linked Open Data in Aggregation Scenarios: The Case of The European Library

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The paradigm of Linked Data, brings many new challenges to libraries. The generic nature of data representation used in Linked Data, while it seamlessly allows any community to manipulate the data, also brings many possible paths to its implementation. The European Library Open Dataset is derived from the collections aggregated from member libraries. The dataset is published as Linked Open Data (LOD) and made available under the Creative Commons CC0 license, in order to promote and...

SWIB14 - Dan Scott - schema.org: machine-readable cataloguing for the open web

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The schema.org vocabulary was created by the major search engines (Bing, Google Yahoo!, and Yandex) in 2011 to provide a common means of expressing metadata about popular search topics such as events, people, and products. While schema.org was enthusiastically adopted by web sites hoping for enhanced search results and rankings, libraries have more cautiously integrated the vocabulary. This session examines efforts to use schema.org to provide access points for library resources in major...

SWIB14 - Martynas Jusevici - Using Graphity Linked Data Platform for Danish newspaper registry.

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Using Graphity Linked Data Platform for Danish newspaper registry. From printed books to Linked Data Martynas Jusevicius / Dziugas Tornau UAB Linked Data (Lithuania) / Semantic Web (Denmark), UAB Linked Data (Lithuania) Abstract Danish Newspapers is a registry of newspapers with historical and factual metadata records. Three printed volumes with metadata about danish newspaper publishing were scanned and text optically recognized, marking it up using TEI XML schema. The XML was...

SWIB14 - Tom Grahame - Using linked data to annotate semantically the BBC's content

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Linked Data at the BBC emerged as a set of ideas, techniques and technologies to build websites and has gone on to show how those techniques can improve and simplify production workflows, and provide interesting automated aggregations for our audiences. The success of applying the technology to deliver the online coverage of major sporting events has demonstrated the potential for reusing the semantic infrastructure as a central part of the BBC production workflow. To support this decision,...

"On the Way to a Holding Ontology", Jakob Voß/CarstenKlee

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On the Way to a Holding Ontology