Still Time to Register! NISO/NFAIS December 2 Virtual Conference: Semantic Web: What's New and Cool

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Thu Nov 19 09:55:01 EST 2015

*NISO/NFAIS December 2 Virtual Conference: Semantic Web: What's New and
Cool *
Virtual conferences are 5-6 hour conferences held online in webinar-like
formats, with occasional breaks in the schedule for participants. The
longer length allows the depth of coverage of a conference coupled with the
convenience of a webinar.

*Date: Wednesday, December 2, 2015*

*Time: 11:00 am - 5:00 pm Eastern*

*Event webpage: *

Everything about information resources and tools seems to be in a
transitional state. We are building a new kind of digital information
environment, dubbed the Semantic Web. This event looks at a spectrum of
approaches adopted in developing semantically-enhanced information
resources and provides attendees with a better sense of the rate of speed
at which this community is moving to achieve the Semantic Web.

Presenters will talk about the semantic web landscape, the role linked open
data plays in this environment, and current projects underway that
demonstrate how the semantic web impacts the library and information
community, and what experts in the wider communities are doing to achieve
those goals.


* Keynote Address: Matt Turner, Chief Technical Officer, Media and
Entertainment, MarkLogic Corporation

* International Cultural Informatics Collaborations: Crossing Borders
Without Crossing Swords -
J. Stephen Downie, Professor and Associate Dean for Research, Graduate
School of Library and Information Science, University of Illinois at

* Semantic Web, Linked Data: the Europeana case(s)- Antoine Isaac, R&D
Manager, Europeana

* Looking Inside the Library Knowledge Vault - Jeff Mixter, Software
Engineer, OCLC; Bruce Washburn, Software Engineer, OCLC

*  Getty Vocabularies and the Semantic Web - Joan Cobb, Principal IT
Project Manager, Information Technology Services, J. Paul Getty Trust

* Building Smarter Books in Browsers with RDFa,, and Linked
Data: Leveraging Standards & Tools in the Creation of Semantically-Enhanced
Reading Systems - Jason A. Clark, Associate Professor and Head of Library
Informatics and Computing, Montana State University Libraries

* Roundtable Discussion - Moderated by: Todd Carpenter, Executive Director,

Registration is per site (access for one computer) and *closes at 4:00 pm
Eastern onTuesday, December 1, 2015* (the day before the virtual
conference). Discounts are available for NISO members and students. All
virtual conference registrants receive access to the recorded version for
one year.

Can't make it on the day of the virtual conference? All registrants receive
access to the recorded version for one year.

Take advantage of the Virtual Conference subscription package (
for all six of the 2015 Virtual Conferences and save 33%. (Previously held
2014 virtual conferences available in recorded versions.)

For more information and to register, visit the event webpage:

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