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Re: Introductions

From: Emmanuelle Bermes <emmanuelle.bermes@bnf.fr>
Date: Tue, 8 Jun 2010 22:05:04 +0200
Message-ID: <AANLkTilTmQLoTlR7Kfq6Td8YYuX-PZdUSsSXeo_xEZaB@mail.gmail.com>
To: Antoine Isaac <aisaac@few.vu.nl>
Cc: public-xg-lld@w3.org
Hi all,

I'm Emmanuelle Bermes, I've been working at the national library of France
(BnF) [1] since 2003.
I used to be focused on digital libraries, and I was involved in the
Europeana [2] project since its beginning, mainly with the perspective of
improving interoperability. I worked on Gallica [3], BnF's digital library,
and SPAR, our digital preservation repository.

In 2008, I changed position within BnF and I am now in charge of library
standards and library data services. In my unit, we essentially work on
standardisation both at national and international level, and we monitor the
evolution of the library catalogues, including bibliographic services such
as Z39.50, OAI-PMH, &c. Lately we are also working on a linked data project.

Within my new position, I took some external responsibilities : I'm chair of
the AFNOR (french standardisation body) commission for technical
interoperability and I'm a member of the standing committee of IFLA's
Information Technology section [4]. But the LLD XG is my first experience
with the W3C.

To give more personal insight, I'm maintaining a blog at [5] where I post
(in french !) about library technologies and data, among other subjects. I
have a totally "traditional" librarian background, and my interest in Linked
Data is about making library data more efficient and more useful, and about
being able to build new services for Web users in the future.
I believe that the library community has reach a point where changes are
both necessary and possible, and there are a lot of exciting things to
build, even if it's going to be a long standing effort. I'm confident that
the work we'll be doing within the LLD XG will help.

Cheers
Emmanuelle

[1] http://www.bnf.fr
[2] http://europeana.eu
[3] http://gallica.bnf.fr
[4] http://www.ifla.org/it
[5] http://www.figoblog.org
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