NISO/DCMI Webinar: Embedding Linked Data invisibly into Web pages - Strategies and workflows for publishing with RDFa

Webinar: Embedding Linked Data Invisibly into Web Pages: Strategies and
Workflows for Publishing with RDFa
Date: October 24, 2012
Time: 1:00 – 2:30 p.m. (Eastern time)
Event webpage:


As described in the April NISO/DCMI webinar by Dan Brickley, is
a search-engine initiative aimed at helping webmasters use structured data
markup to improve the discovery and display of search results. Drupal 7
makes it easy to markup HTML pages with terms, allowing users to
quickly build websites with structured data that can be understood by
Google and displayed as Rich Snippets.

Improved search results are only part of the story, however. Data-bearing
documents become machine-processable once you find them. The subject
matter, important facts, calendar events, authorship, licensing, and
whatever else
you might like to share become there for the taking. Sales reports, RSS
feeds, industry analysis, maps, diagrams and process artifacts can now
connect back to other data sets to provide linkage to context and related
content. The key to this is the adoption standards for both the data model
(RDF) and the means of weaving it into documents (RDFa). Drupal 7 has
become the leading content platform to adopt these standards.

This webinar will describe how RDFa and Drupal 7 can improve how
organizations publish information and data on the Web for both internal and
external consumption. It will discuss what is required to use these
features and how they impact publication workflow. The talk will focus on
high-level and accessible demonstrations of what is possible. Technical
people should learn how to proceed while non-technical people will learn
what is possible.


Brian Sletten (Bosatsu Consulting) is a liberal arts-educated software
engineer with a focus on using and evangelizing forward-leaning
technologies. He has a background as a system architect, a developer, a
security consultant, a mentor, a team lead, an author and a trainer and
operates in all of those roles as needed. His experience has spanned the
online game, defense, finance, academic, hospitality, retail and commercial
domains. He has worked with a wide variety of technologies such as network
matrix switch controls, 3D simulation/visualization, Grid Computing, P2P
and Semantic Web-based systems. He has a B.S. in Computer Science from the
College of William and Mary. He is President of Bosatsu Consulting, Inc.
and lives in Los Angeles, CA.

Stéphane Corlosquet (Software Engineer and Drupal Developer at MIND
Informatics) has been a driving force in incorporating Semantic Web
capabilities into the core of the Drupal Content Management System. He
holds a master's degree specializing in Semantic Web from the Digital
Enterprise Research Institute (DERI), Ireland, and has published widely
read papers and technical publications, including two chapters in the book,
Definitive Guide to Drupal 7. Stéphane has worked as the head of IT and Web
development for Ici Formation and Eco Innovation and currently works at
MassGeneral Institute for Neurodegenerative Disease (MIND), MGH, as a
Software Engineer developing the Science Collaboration Framework, a
Drupal-based distribution for building online communities of researchers in

Thomas Baker, Chief Information Officer of the Dublin Core Metadata
Initiative, has recently co-chaired the W3C Semantic Web Deployment Working
Group and the W3C Incubator Group on Library Linked Data.

Received on Saturday, 6 October 2012 18:20:23 UTC