[openbiblio-dev] SWIB12 - Registration Opened (Semantic Web in Libraries, Cologne, 26 - 28 Nov)

Pascal Christoph christoph at hbz-nrw.de
Thu Aug 23 08:35:36 UTC 2012

The programme for SWIB12 (Semantic Web in Libraries) Conference in Cologne, 26
- 28 November 2012, has been published.

Register now at http://swib.org/swib12

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:

Pascal Christoph
North Rhine-Westphalian Library Service Center (hbz)
Phone +49 221 400 75-139
E-Mail: swib(at)hbz-nrw.de

Adrian Pohl
North Rhine-Westphalian Library Service Center (hbz)
Phone +49 221 400 75-235
E-Mail: swib(at)hbz-nrw.de

Joachim Neubert
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 - Pascal

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