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Re: Introductions

From: Matola, Tod <matolat@oclc.org>
Date: Tue, 08 Jun 2010 08:01:51 -0400
To: Antoine Isaac <aisaac@few.vu.nl>, <public-xg-lld@w3.org>
Message-ID: <C833A96F.DF51%matolat@oclc.org>
Hello,

 I'm Tod Matola from OCLC[1], a Not for profit, with the vision of helping
realize the world's libraries connected. I'm a software architect on the
worldcat.org[2] project.

I'm looking to help define a recipe that can allow library data to be of the
web and not just databases on the web. I have personal desire to see the
richness of WorldCat[3] identifies become part of the web by exposing them
with standard web technologies.

Looking forward to helping this effort.

Cheers Tod

[1] http://www.oclc.org/
[2] http://worldcat.org/
[3] http://www.oclc.org/us/en/worldcat/default.htm


On 6/8/10 3:53 AM, "Antoine Isaac" <aisaac@few.vu.nl> wrote:

> Dear all,
> 
> To complete the very short introduction round on our last call [1], especially
> for the participants who were not there, here is another chance to talk about
> yourself :-)
> If you could, give your name, your organization and some background. One word
> on your motivation or hope for joining the group is also much welcome!
> 
> I'm Antoine Isaac [2], from the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam (Web and Media
> group) and Europeana [3]. I've been researching on applying SW techniques in
> cultural heritage organizations (INA [4], KB [5]) for the past eight years. My
> recent work was focused on the representation and alignment of knowledge
> organization systems using semantic web techniques (e.g., STITCH project [6]).
> This led me to participating to SKOS in the SWD group co-chaired by Tom--for
> example I co-edited the SKOS Primer with Ed and the Use Cases with Jon. There
> I somehow inherited a "SKOS community contact" hat, and thus I'm very
> interested in this XG's findings on how SKOS can be used (and complemented) in
> library LOD applications. My semantic alignment background makes me also very
> interested in the possible connections between library data--the salt of LOD!
>   
> At Europeana I work as a "scientific coordinator", liaising with quite many
> projects and helping "semantic developments" there. This makes it crucial for
> me to have excellent knowledge of the field this XG will explore. And to
> participate--and help developing--our community. I trust this XG can play a
> key role here!
> 
> Best,
> 
> Antoine
> 
> [1] http://www.w3.org/2005/Incubator/lld/minutes/2010/06/03-lld-minutes.html
> [2] http://www.few.vu.nl/~aisaac
> [3] http://www.europeana.eu
> [4] http://www.ina.fr
> [5] http://www.kb.nl
> [6] http://stitch.cs.vu.nl
> 
> 
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