Introduction to RDF

Instructor: Robert Chavez
Dates: October 7th through November 1st, 2019
Credits: 1.5 CEUs or 15 PDHs
Price: $175

One of the main goals the semantic web (which includes the concepts of
Linked Data/the Web of Data) is to allow the web to be treated like a
database through structured metadata, controlled vocabularies, and data

Simply put, semantics is the process of adding description and information
to resources to help us (and machines) to understand the meaning of these
resources. This is not a foreign concept to LIS professionals, the language
and tools of semantic data, however, are a relatively new and evolving

This course will focus on the the basic concepts of the RDF framework,
including URIs, Subjects, Predicates, and Objects, and how to use
vocabularies as Properties. We will work with an XML representation
(serialization) of RDF and create some simple RDF resource descriptions
(triples) and demonstrate how these descriptions can be used to link/share
different information about resources. The course will also introduce the
fundamentals of Semantic vocabularies and ontologies in RDFS, SKOS, and OWL.

This course can be taken as one of six courses needed to earn our
Certificate in XML and RDF-Based Systems, and may assume a certain level of
background knowledge covered in other courses in the sequence.

Robert Chavez holds a PhD in Classical Studies from Indiana University.
From 1994-1999 he worked in the Library Electronic Text Resource Service at
Indiana University Bloomington as an electronic text specialist. From
1999-2007 Robert worked at Tufts University at the Perseus Project and the
Digital Collections and Archives as a programmer, digital humanist, and
institutional repository program manager. He currently works for the New
England Journal of Medicine as Content Applications Architect.

Read an interview with Robert Chavez about his course series. (AT the time
of this the interview this course was called Introduction to the Semantic

This is an online class that is taught asynchronously, meaning that
participants do the work on their own time as their schedules allow. The
class does not meet together at any particular times, although the
instructor may set up optional sychronous chat sessions. Instruction
includes readings and assignments in one-week segments. Class participation
is in an online forum environment.

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instruction (as long as the course is not full). The "Register" button on
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For a list of all of the courses being offered next month, please go to:

Library Juice Academy
P.O. Box 188784
Sacramento, CA 95818
Tel. (916) 905-0291
Fax (916) 415-5446

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