News and Announcements
Elsevier's Bradley Allen to deliver DC-2016 keynote
Bradley P. Allen, Chief Architect at Elsevier, will deliver the keynote address at DC-2016 in Copenhagen, Denmark. Brad has been a serial entrepreneur who has built and led teams in the design, development, launch and operation of innovative Web businesses. He works at the nexus of information retrieval, linked data and machine learning technologies, and is two for three on successful startup exits. Brad leads the Architecture group within Elsevier's technology organization, focusing on aligning technology vision and roadmap with corporate strategy, helping core development teams build and evolve products and infrastructure, and guiding Elsevier Labs' collaborative research into the future of scientific and medical publishing.
DCMI Webinar: Publishing SKOS concept schemes with Skosmos (2016-04-06)
With more and more thesauri, classifications, and other knowledge organization systems being published as Linked Data using SKOS, the question arises how best to make them available on the web. While just publishing the Linked Data triples is possible using a number of RDF publishing tools, those tools are not very well suited for SKOS data, because they cannot support term-based searching and lookup. This free webinar presents Skosmos, an open source web-based SKOS vocabulary browser that uses a SPARQL endpoint as its back-end.
DCMI Webinar: SKOS in Two Parts -- Generic Tools and Methods for SKOS-based Concept Schemes
In the past seven years, SKOS has become a widely recognized and used common interchange format for thesauri, classifications, and other types of vocabularies. This has opened a huge opportunity for the development of generic tools and methods that should apply to all vocabularies that can be expressed in SKOS. While expensive, proprietary or custom-developed solutions aimed at one particular thesaurus or classification have been dominant, now more and more open source tools are being created to deal with various aspects of vocabulary management.
Submission Deadline: DC-2016 Special Sessions, Tutorials and Workshops
The submission deadline of 15 May 2016 for proposals to the Professional Program for DC-2016 in Copenhagen will be arriving before we know it. The professional Program includes panel sessions, tutorials and workshops. Panel sessions will be organized by experts in a specific area of metadata and provide a focused exchange of the latest research and/or best practice in the area. Panel sessions are customarily 1-1/2 hours in length. Tutorials on topics of current interest will be 1/2-to-1 day in length and can be addressed at an introductory, intermediate, or expert level.
DC-2016 Call of Participation published
The DC-2016 Call for Participation (CfP) has been published. DC-2016 will take place in Copenhagen and will be collocated with the ASIS Annual Meeting. The conference program will include a Technical Program of peer reviewed papers, project reports, and posters tracks. The Professional Program will include special sessions and panels, tutorials, workshops and best practice posters demonstrations tracks. The Conference Committee is seeking submissions in all tracks. The CfP is published at http://dcevents.
Valentine Charles and Lars G. Svensson named DC-2016 Technical Program Co-Chairs
DCMI is pleased to announce that Valentine Charles, Europeana, and Lars G. Svensson, Deutsche Nationalbibliothek, have agreed to serve as Co-Chairs of the DC-2016 Technical Program. In their capacity as Co-Chairs, Valentine and Lars with oversee the peer review processes for the conference. The DC-2016 Conference website is open at http://dcevents.dublincore.org/IntConf/dc-2016 and the Call for Participation has been published at http://dcevents.dublincore.org/index.php/IntConf/dc-2016/schedConf/cfp.
Webinar: Creating Content Intelligence: Harmonized Taxonomy & Metadata in the Enterprise Context
Many organizations have content dispersed across multiple independent repositories, often with a real lack of metadata consistency. The attention given to enterprise data is often not extended to unstructured content, widening the gap between the two worlds and making it near impossible to provide accurate business intelligence, good user experience, or even basic findability. How do you bring all those disparate efforts together to create content intelligence across the organization? This webinar will describe the benefits and challenges in developing metadata and taxonomy across multiple functional areas, creating a unified Enterprise Content Architecture (ECA).
Webinar: Linked Data Fragments: Querying multiple Linked Data sources on the Web
Join Ruben Verborgh, researcher in semantic hypermedia at Ghent University, for a DCMI/ASIST joint webinar on the Linked Data Fragments family of technologies. The dream of Linked Data: if we just get our data online, the promised Semantic Web will eventually rise. Everybody will be able to query our data with minimal effort. We will be able to integrate data from multiple sources on the fly. Everything will just work and data will flow freely ever after.
DCMI Webinar: Two-Part Series on Schema.org with Richard Wallis
Join independent consultant Richard Wallis, former Technology Evangelist for OCLC and currently working with Google on Schema.org, for this two part, in-depth webinar mini-series look at Schema.org titled "Schema.org in Two Parts: From Use to Extension". The webinar series examines the use of schema.org and its extension in the bibliographic and wider domains. Part 1 of the series titled "Fit For a Bibliographic Purpose" on 18 November 2015: (a) traces the history of the Schema.
UNESP joins DCMI as Institutional Member
DCMI is pleased to announce that São Paulo State University (Universidade Estadual PaulistaUnesp) has joined DCMI as an Institutional Member. Unesp is one of the largest and most important Brazilian universities, with distinguished achievements in teaching, research and extension services. Unesp is supported by State funds and along with USP (Universidade de São Paulo) and Unicamp (Universidade Estadual de Campinas) offers free public higher education in São Paulo State. Unesp was founded in 1976 and is the most successful model of a multicampus university in Brazil supporting intense and diversified activities in São Paulothe most developed State in Brazil.