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We are pleased to announce the addition of more HIVE workshops!


*April 29, 2011

University of North Texas, Denton, Texas;

Registration Deadline: April 20th

*Click Here to Register for Texas Workshop

*May 20, 2011

Columbia University, New York City;

Registration Deadline: May 10th*

Click Here to Register for New York Workshop <>

*California-based workshop date to be determined!

If your institution is interested in hosting a workshop, please contact at:*
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*SKOS-2-HIVE* workshops focus on using semantic web technologies for
representing and describing collections using multiple controlled
vocabularies. The workshop focuses on basic understanding and usage of W3C's
Simple Knowledge Organization Systems
(SKOS<>), linked
data, and the HIVE library of open source applications.

There are two workshop components:

1. *Foundational Concepts and HIVE Basics*. This component addresses the
conceptual design of structured vocabularies, including a range of semantic
relationships; domain representation and issues central to identifying
useful vocabularies; the application of basic SKOS tags; and basic
techniques underlying the HIVE vocabulary server for enriching
digital resource descriptions.

2. I*mplementing HIVE*. This component covers more technical aspects
including steps for implementing a HIVE server.

Workshop outlines and learning outcomes provided further below.
Workshop rationale: Semantic web technologies provide innovative means for
organizing, describing, and managing digital resources in a range of
formats. Successful implementation and use of semantic web technologies
requires both information professionals and system developers to become
knowledgeable about the underlying intellectual construct and roadmap toward
forming a semantic web. The IMLS-funded Helping Interdisciplinary Vocabulary
Engineering (HIVE) <> project
has been addressing these needs by working with the W3C's Simple Knowledge
Organization Systems (SKOS) <> in the
linked data environment. HIVE has been implemented using semantic web
enabling technologies and machine learning to provide a solution to the
traditional controlled vocabulary problems of cost, interoperability, and
usability. Current HIVE vocabulary partners include the Library of
the Getty Research Institute <>, and the U.S.
Geological Survey <>.


*Morning Session: Foundational Concepts and HIVE Basics, 8:30 AM-12:00 PM*


This session addresses traditional thesaural concepts and the extension of
these concepts via SKOS/linked data, HIVE and the semantic web.


This workshop targets information professionals (librarians, archivists,
museum professional, web architects, and others); system developers; and
students seeking knowledge about the basic framework and conceptual aspect
of vocabulary design.


Have a basic understanding of subject metadata creation or subject

*Learning Outcomes*

- Evaluate controlled vocabulary, thesauri, and ontologies that would best
fit your information environment's needs.

- Identify basic thesaural relationships including: relative, associative
and hierarchical.

- Use basic SKOS tags to identify the above thesaural relationships.

- Become familiar with using the HIVE software and the HIVE processes.

**Lunch on your own 12:00 PM-1:00 PM*

**Afternoon Session: Implementing HIVE 1:00 PM-4:30 PM*


This session provides details on the HIVE system, underlying algorithms,
source code, and the library of system features.


System developers, as well as technologists, librarians, and information
scientists who are interested in the technological side of the semantic web,
and who may be implementing, experiments with, and/or extending HIVE


Java programming, and object oriented design.

*Learning Outcomes
- Understand the architecture of the HIVE vocabulary server.
- Become familiar with information retrieval techniques and how HIVE applies
them to vocabulary terms.
- Gain experience indexing documents with HIVE and KEA (a machine learning
- Learn how to integrate HIVE vocabulary services into other tools.
- Learn how to use the SPARQL language for querying content in HIVE.

Click here to register for Texas Workshop <>

Click here to register for New York Workshop <>

*Registration Fees
$60.00 half day (single session)

$105.00 full day (both sessions)

Registration fee includes: Coffee and Danishes from 8:00 AM-8:30 AM; does
not include lunch.

*Participants are asked to bring their own laptops.
** Wiki link for workshop:

University of North Texas, Denton,

Columbia University, New York

*Workshop Leaders *(actual workshop instructors may vary based on location)

*Jane Greenberg* is a professor at the School of Information and Library
Science, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
and she is the director of the SILS Metadata Research

*Ryan Scherle* is the lead data repository architect for
Dryad<> at
the National Evolutionary Synthesis Center (NESCent)<>

*Hollie White* is doctoral fellow at the SILS Metadata Research
Center<> at
the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

*Craig Willis* is a graduate research assistant at the SILS
Metadata Research Cente <>r at the University of
North Carolina at Chapel Hill.


Wanda Monroe

Director of Communications

School of Information and Library Science University of North Carolina at
Chapel Hill

100 Manning Hall, CB 3360

Chapel Hill, NC  27599-3360

Phone: 919-843-8337


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