Dublin Core 2011 Keynote Presentation: Towards Linked Data for Libraries, Archives and Museums
Title: Towards Linked Data for Libraries, Archives and Museums
Author/Presenter: Emmanuelle Bermes
Presented at DC-2011, The Hague (September 2011)
Convergence is a major issue for cultural heritage organisations: libraries, archives and museums face the growing need to provide their users with seamless access to their data. This challenge is not new, and the Dublin Core initiative was born to create interoperability by using technologies and processes designed for the Web. Today, the growing interest of our community in Linked Data and Semantic Web technologies raises many questions. Is this new technology the solution for a problem that we know has existed for years, even decades? Is the community ready to invest the time, budgets, mind changes that are required to adopt Linked Data ? Without ignoring these issues, current implementations can demonstrate the need for such a change, and reveal the key features of Linked Data that could be success factors for its adoption in the cultural heritage domain.
Direct to Presentation Slides (30 Slides, PDF)
Direct to All Presentations from DC-2011 including Mikael Nilsson’s keynote:
“Metadata harmonization: for fun and profit.” (37 slides, PDF)
Common wisdom tells us that metadata nirvana can only be achieved through widespread use of a single metadata standard. At the same time, the world is moving in the opposite direction, with new metadata schemas and formats showing up at an seemingly alarming rate. But metadata diversity can be a good thing, as long as a basic level of harmonization is maintained. The question is: what is metadata harmonization and why should we care? The talk is an exposition of the core concepts in the speaker’s PhD thesis “From Interoperability to Harmonization in Metadata Standardization”.
About Gary Price
Gary Price (firstname.lastname@example.org) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. He earned his MLIS degree from Wayne State University in Detroit. Price has won several awards including the SLA Innovations in Technology Award and Alumnus of the Year from the Wayne St. University Library and Information Science Program. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com.