Five years on: major conference on libraries and the Semantic Web, 27 April 2012 - Final announcement

There are still places available for the Seminar “Five years on”, marking
the five years of progress in library linked data since the “London
Meeting” of 2007. The Seminar takes place on Friday 27 April 2012, 09.00/30
to 17.00. The venue for the Seminar is the British Library, St. Pancras,

The final list of speakers for the Seminar includes:

* Mikael Nilsson, Google
* Edmund Chamberlain, Cambridge University Library
* Alan Danskin, British Library
* Barbara Tillett, Joint Steering Committee for the Development of RDA (JSC)
* Robina Claphan, Europeana
* Mirna Willer, IFLA ISBD Review Group
* Pat Riva, IFLA FRBR Review Group
* Thomas Baker, DCMI
* Gordon Dunsire, IFLA Namespaces Technical Group and DCMI
* Diane Hillmann, DCMI and Metadata Management Associates
* Owen Stephens, JISC

The London Meeting of 31 April/1 May 2007 stimulated significant
development of Semantic Web representations of the major international
bibliographic metadata models, including IFLA’s Functional Requirements
family and the International Standard Bibliographic Description (ISBD), and
MARC as well as RDA itself. Attention is now beginning to focus on the
management and sustainability of this activity, and the development of
high-level semantic and data structures to support library applications.

Registration for the Seminar has been set at USD 190 (including VAT), which
includes lunch and refreshments for two breaks. Further information and
online registration is available at:

Please note that registration for the DCMI meetings on Thursday 26 April
has now closed, as all places have been taken.

Cheers, and apologies for cross-posting.

Received on Tuesday, 10 April 2012 20:35:31 UTC