Join us in sunny Malta this September for a half-day intro tutorial on Linked Data for Digital Libraries. Presenters are myself, Uldis Bojars (National Library of Latvia; also creator of the SIOC ontology), and Nuno Lopes (Digital Repository of Ireland & DERI; SPARQL expert extraordinare). It's part of TPDL (formerly European Conference on Digital Libraries) & our morning tutorial can be paired with one of three great choices in the afternoon: Europeana Data Model, XSLT, or ResourceSync. Please spread the word! -Jodi PS-Slides from an earlier version of the tutorial Nuno & I gave for digital humanities practitioners are at http://www.slideshare.net/jodischneider/linked-data-in-the-digital-humanities-skills-workshop-for-realising-the-opportunities-of-the-digital-humanities-20121025 Have any LLD tutorial/workshop materials you'd like to share (with acknowledgement)? Get in touch offlist! Tutorial Announcement/Call for attendence ---------------------- Tutorial: Linked Data for Digital Libraries 22nd September 2013 in Valetta, Malta http://tpdl2013.upatras.gr/tut-lddl.php Part of the 17th International Conference on Theory and Practice of Digital Libraries (TPDL 2013) Valetta, Malta, September 22-26, 2013 http://www.tpdl2013.info Tutorial Description -------------------- This half-day tutorial is aimed at academics and practitioners interested in creating and using Library Linked Data. Linked Data has been embraced as the way to bring complex information onto the Web, enabling discoverability while maintaining the richness of the original data. This tutorial will offer participants an overview of how digital libraries are already using Linked Data, followed by a more detailed exploration of how to publish, discover and consume Linked Data. The practical part of the tutorial will include hands-on exercises in working with Linked Data and will be based on two main case studies: (1) linked authority data and VIAF; (2) place name information as Linked Data. For practitioners, this tutorial provides a greater understanding of what Linked Data is, and how to prepare digital library materials for conversion to Linked Data. For researchers, this tutorial updates the state of the art in digital libraries, while remaining accessible to those learning Linked Data principles for the first time. For library and iSchool instructors, the tutorial provides a valuable introduction to an area of growing interest for information organization curricula. For digital library project managers, this tutorial provides a deeper understanding of the principles of Linked Data, which is needed for bespoke projects that involve data mapping and the reuse of existing metadata models. Presented by ------------ * Uldis Bojars, National Library of Latvia * Jodi Schneider, Digital Enterprise Research Institute, National University of Ireland, Galway * Nuno Lopes, Digital Enterprise Research Institute, National University of Ireland, Galway / Digital Repository of Ireland TPDL REGISTRATION ----------------- Registration is now open through http://www.easyconferences.org/tpdl2013/register TUTORIALS --------- All tutorials will be on Sept 22. The fee allows each participant to attend two tutorials, one in the morning (AM) and one in the afternoon (PM). Full list of tutorials: http://tpdl2013.upatras.gr/tutorials.php INFORMATION ----------- For more information, please contact with the Organizing Committee at [log in to unmask] or visit the conference website http://www.tpdl2013.info.