How about a discussion/workshop/presentation on open source tools for
On Tue, May 15, 2012 at 2:39 PM, Richard, Joel M <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> Good afternoon, everyone.
> I am slated to give a talk in July at the SLA Annual Conference in Chicago
> on the topic of Linked Open Data (LOD). The purpose of my email is to
> solicit from you what concepts you think would be important to cover in the
> talk. Generally speaking, I am focusing on the practical implementation of
> a dataset in LOD.
> A lot of what I find on the web and see in presentation seem to be much in
> the line of "What is linked data?" or "Here's a brief example of how linked
> data works" or "This is why linked data is so awesome!" I find fewer (or
> perhaps they are simply more obscure) examples of how exactly to create a
> full-fledged dataset either from scratch or from an existing database that
> has previously been locked up in a silo.
> So my question is, if you were a member of the audience at such a talk,
> what specific things would you like to see covered?
> I already have some general ideas in my mind. They include:
> Here's some things that I am considering:
> * A history of our own experience with respect to our data
> * Conversion to linked data from existing data sets
> * Selection of Ontologies / Vocabularies
> * Strategy and challenges for linking out to others
> * Storage considerations (triplestores, rdbms, etc)
> * Content Management Systems / RDFa / Drupal
> Any input would be greatly appreciated. And if you're planning on being at
> SLA, come over and say Hi!
> Joel Richard
> Lead Web Developer, Web Services Department
> Smithsonian Institution Libraries | http://www.sil.si.edu/
> (202) 633-1706 | [log in to unmask]<mailto:[log in to unmask]>