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New Opps For Libraries And Vendors Open Up In BIBFRAME Transition

By   /  August 13, 2014  /  Data Education, Smart Data News, Articles, & Education  /  No Comments

by Jennifer Zaino Opportunities are opening up in the library sector, both for the institutions themselves and providers whose solutions and services can expand in that direction. These vistas will be explored in a session hosted by Kevin Ford, digital project coordinator at the Library of Congress at next week’s Semantic Technology & Business conference […]

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Good-Bye 2013

By   /  December 31, 2013  /  Uncategorized  /  No Comments

by Jennifer Zaino As we prepare to greet the New Year, we take a look back at the year that was. Some of the leading voices in the semantic web/Linked Data/Web 3.0 and sentiment analytics space give us their thoughts on the highlights of 2013. Read on:   Phil Archer, Data Activity Lead, W3C: The […]

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Late-Breaking Program Additions for Semantic Technology & Business Conference

By   /  May 29, 2013  /  Conference and Webinar Communities, Data Conference Communities - Learn, Share, Review, Data Education, Smart Data Conference Community, Smart Data News, Articles, & Education  /  No Comments

The Semantic Technology & Business Conference begins in a few short days. If you haven’t registered yet, it’s not too late, and if you haven’t looked at the program recently, be sure to check out some of these exciting late-breaking additions… KEYNOTE: What Google is Doing with Structured Data Jason Douglas, Group Product Manager, Knowledge […]

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Announcing the Winner of the Semantic Web.Com "Spotlight On Library Innovation"

By   /  May 22, 2013  /  Data Education, Smart Data News, Articles, & Education  /  No Comments

One sector that has been very active in the adoption of Linked Data is that of libraries. In an effort to highlight this activity, SemanticWeb.com, supported by OCLC and LITA, put out a call last month for work that promoted or demonstrated the benefits of linked data for libraries. After receiving a number of excellent […]

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The Future of Libraries, Linked Data and Schema.Org Extensions

By   /  February 13, 2013  /  Data Education, Smart Data News, Articles, & Education  /  No Comments

  Yesterday The Semantic Link Podcast featured Karen Coyle, a consultant in library technology who’s consulted for esteemed institutions including the Library of Congress. Coyle discussed libraries’ long history with metadata, including with the MARC (machine-readable cataloging) format for nearly 50 years, and of sharing that metadata. That history helps explain why libraries, she said, […]

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Powering the Super Researcher

By   /  September 18, 2012  /  Big Data News, Articles, & Education, Data Daily | Data News, Data Education  /  No Comments

by Angela Guess Mike Ashenfelder of the Library of Congress recently discussed how Big Data is spurring the dawn of the “super researcher.” He writes, “In separate ‘big data’ presentations at the Digital Preservation 2012 meeting, Myron Guttmann of the National Science Foundation and Leslie Johnston of the Library of Congress described scenarios that seemed futuristic and fantastic but […]

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OCLC Announcement: WorldCat.org Meets Schema.org (and hints of more to come)

By   /  June 20, 2012  /  Data Education, Smart Data News, Articles, & Education  /  No Comments

OCLC has announced that WorldCat.org pages now include schema.org descriptive mark-up. Created over the last four decades with the participation of thousands of member libraries, WorldCat is the world’s largest online registry of library collections. As the official press release states, “WorldCat.org now offers the largest set of linked bibliographic data on the Web. With […]

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The Semantic Web Has Gone Mainstream! Wanna Bet?

By   /  March 13, 2012  /  Big Data News, Articles, & Education, Conference and Webinar Communities, Data Blogs | Information From Enterprise Leaders, Data Conference Communities - Learn, Share, Review, Data Education, Enterprise Information Management, Smart Data Conference Community, Smart Data News, Articles, & Education  /  No Comments

In 2005, I started learning about the so-called Semantic Web. It wasn’t till 2008, the same year I started my PhD, that I finally understood what the Semantic Web was really about. At the time, I made a $1000 bet with 3 college buddies that the Semantic Web would be mainstream by the time I […]

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LoC Uses Linked Data and RDF for New Bibliographic Framework

By   /  November 4, 2011  /  Uncategorized  /  No Comments

The Library of Congress is working on a bibliographic framework for the digital age.

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The Art of Linked Data: Architecting Recollection

By   /  September 20, 2011  /  Data Articles | Data Science, Business Intelligence, & More, Data Education, Smart Data News, Articles, & Education  /  No Comments

In this column “The art of Linked Data” a few of us at Zepheira will try to bring observations, reflections and practical advice from various projects applying Linked Data and thus Semantic Web principles across diverse domains.  At Zepheira we help organizations implement sophisticated Web solutions with a specialty in combining the reasoning power of […]

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