This is a reminder for everybody interested to register for SWIB12 (Semantic Web in Libraries) Conference in Cologne, 26 - 28 November 2012.
Please register before November 19th, 07:00 CET at http://swib.org/swib12. For all people registering late: Please bring a proof of payment to the conference.
Towards an international LOD library ecosystem
To an ever increasing extent Linked Open Data (LOD) is developing into a mainstream topic, with more and more organizations announcing LOD projects and services. Furthermore, and especially during the last two years, Linked Open Data has received a lot more attention from the library world. Examples ranging from the Library of Congress' initiative "A Bibliographic Framework for the Digital Age", the Conference of European National Librarians and their vote to support the open licensing of their data, groups like LODLAM, IFLA'S Semantic Web Special Interest Group, to the point of library system vendors and providers discussing and experimenting with Linked Data technology - all these clearly reflect that LOD has gained a lot of momentum in library land.
The question today is about how to ensure that LOD won't be a temporary hype but that it will gain ground in the scenery of future infrastructures. SWIB12 will focus on the adaption of Semantic Web approaches in applications for libraries and science. In the last years major efforts have been put into generating LOD datasets from legacy systems and into promoting the LOD approach towards a global and open information space. Upcoming challenges will involve the strategic and technical alignment of catalogues and legacy systems in libraries and the authoring environments for scholarly communication - both in a data and service infrastructure based on the principles of the Semantic Web.
Full programme at http://swib.org/swib12/programme.php
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Further information and contact:
North Rhine-Westphalian Library Service Center (hbz)
Phone +49 221 400 75-235
German National Library of Economics
Leibniz Information Centre for Economics (ZBW)
Phone +49 40 428 34-462
E-Mail: j.neubert(at) zbw.eu
Looking forward to meet you in Cologne - Adrian and Joachim