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!

PS-Slides from an earlier version of the tutorial Nuno & I gave for digital
humanities practitioners are at
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

Part of the 17th International Conference on Theory and Practice of Digital
Libraries (TPDL 2013)
Valetta, Malta, September 22-26, 2013

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

Registration is now open through

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:

For more information, please contact with the Organizing Committee at
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