Putting the "Web" back into Semantic Web in Libraries 2014

Posted on Thu 04 December 2014 in Linked Open Data • Tagged with Coding, Evergreen, Libraries, Structured data, coding, evergreen, libraries, structured data

I was honoured to lead a workshop and speak at this year's edition of Semantic Web in Bibliotheken (SWIB) in Bonn, Germany. It was an amazing experience; there were so many rich projects being described with obvious dividends for the users of libraries, once again the European library community fills …


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Social networking for researchers: ResearchGate and their ilk

Posted on Tue 18 November 2014 in misc • Tagged with Coding, Libraries, coding, libraries

The Centre for Research in Occupational Safety and Health asked me to give a lunch'n'learn presentation on ResearchGate today, which was a challenge I was happy to take on... but I took the liberty of stretching the scope of the discussion to focus on social networking in the context of …


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How discovery layers have closed off access to library resources, and other tales of schema.org from LITA Forum 2014

Posted on Sat 08 November 2014 in Libraries • Tagged with Coding, Evergreen, Structured data, coding, evergreen, structured data

At the LITA Forum yesterday, I accused (presentation) most discovery layers of not solving the discoverability problems of libraries, but instead exacerbating them by launching us headlong to a closed, unlinkable world. Coincidentally, Lorcan Dempsey's opening keynote contained a subtle criticism of discovery layers. I wasn't that subtle.

Here's why …


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DCMI 2014: schema.org holdings in open source library systems

Posted on Tue 14 October 2014 in Linked Open Data • Tagged with coding, evergreen, libraries, structured data

My slides from DCMI 2014: schema.org in the wild: open source libraries++.

Last week I was at the Dublin Core Metadata Initiative 2014 conference, where Richard Wallis, Charles MacCathie Nevile and I were slated to present on schema.org and the work of the W3C Schema.org Bibliographic Extension …


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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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