My small contribution to schema.org this week

Posted on Sat 13 September 2014 in Linked Open Data • Tagged with Coding, Structured data, coding, structured data

Version 1.91 of the http://schema.org vocabulary was released a few days ago, and I once again had a small part to play in it.

With the addition of the workExample and exampleOfWork properties, we (Richard Wallis, Dan Brickley, and I) realized that examples of these CreativeWork example …


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Posting on the Laurentian University library blog

Posted on Fri 18 July 2014 in Libraries • Tagged with Coding, Structured data, coding, structured data

Since returning from my sabbatical, I've felt pretty strongly that one of the things our work place is lacking is open communication about the work that we do--not just outside of the library, but within the library as well. I'm convinced that the more that we know about the demands …


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Cataloguing for the open web: schema.org in library catalogues and websites

Posted on Tue 01 July 2014 in Libraries • Tagged with Coding, Evergreen, Structured data, coding, evergreen, structured data

tldr; my slides are href="http://stuff.coffeecode.net/2014/understanding_schema">here, and the slides from Jenn and Jason are also available from href="http://connect.ala.org/node/222959">ALA Connect.

On Sunday, June 29th Jenn Riley, Jason Clark, and I presented at the ALCTS/LITA jointly sponsored session …


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Linked data interest panel, part 1

Posted on Sat 28 June 2014 in Linked Open Data • Tagged with Coding, Evergreen, Structured data, coding, evergreen, structured data

Good talk by Richard Wallis this morning at the ALA Annual Conference on publishing entities on the web. Many of his points map extremely closely to what I've been saying and will be saying tomorrow during my own session (albeit with ten fewer minutes).

I was particularly heartened to hear …


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RDFa introduction and codelabs for libraries

Posted on Fri 27 June 2014 in Libraries • Tagged with Coding, Evergreen, Structured data, coding, evergreen, structured data

My RDFa introduction and codelab materials for the ALA 2014 preconference on Practical linked data with open source are now online!

And now I've finished leading the RDFa + schema.org codelab that I've been stressing over and refining for about a month at the American Library Association annual conference Practical …


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Dropping back into the Semantic Web

Posted on Wed 28 May 2014 in Linked Open Data • Tagged with Coding, Structured data, coding, structured data

I've been at the 2014 Extended (formerly European) Semantic Web Conference ( ESWC) in Anissaras, Greece for four days now. My reason for attending was to present my paper Seeding structured data by default in open source library systems (presentation) (paper).

It has been fantastic. As a librarian attending a conference …


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Tales of a semantic web dropout (or what I meant to say at code4lib 2014)

Posted on Thu 03 April 2014 in Linked Open Data • Tagged with Structured data, structured data

Last week I had the fantastic experience of returning to the code4lib conference for the first time since 2008, and as a speaker to boot.

The title of my talk was Structured data NOW: seeding schema.org in library systems. I had given two talks the prior week on a …


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The state of structured data in Evergreen: 2.6 edition

Posted on Sat 22 March 2014 in Libraries • Tagged with Evergreen, Structured data, evergreen, structured data

Yesterday at the 2014 Evergreen International Conference I presented Structured library data: holdings, libraries, and beyond--a talk about the work I've done specifically with Evergreen and making some of the connections with Koha and VuFind's capabilities. Lots of attendees seemed happy with the talk and the direction that we're …


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RDFa, schema.org, and open source library systems

Posted on Thu 20 March 2014 in Libraries • Tagged with Coding, FSOSS, Structured data, coding, fsoss, structured data

Two things of note:

  1. I recently submitted the camera-ready copy for my ESWC 2014 paper, Seeding Structured Data by Default via Open Source Library Systems (**preprint**). The paper focuses on the work I've done with Evergreen, Koha, and VuFind to use emerging web standards such as RDFa Lite and schema …

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Building the Mozilla Location Service

Posted on Mon 24 February 2014 in misc • Tagged with Android, FSOSS, android, fsoss

tl;dr Mozilla is building a location service and you can help by running MozStumbler on your Android device.

Map showing Northern Ontario with line from Sudbury to Ottawa

Last week I drew the blue line from Sudbury to Ottawa you see in the above map by running MozStumbler on my phone as we headed out to celebrate Winterlude. One …


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