May 21, 2022

Slides from NISO Virtual Conference: “The Semantic Web Coming of Age: Technologies and Implementations” Now Online

Materials from the National Information Standards Organization (NISO) virtual conference, “The Semantic Web Coming of Age: Technologies and Implementations” are now online. The event took place on February 19, 2014.

You can access the slides, abstracts, and bios direct from NISO.

We’ve also embedded the slide decks below.

Summary from NISO

The Semantic Web, the phrase coined by Sir Tim Berners-Lee, envisioned the Internet as a common framework of data that can be shared across numerous platforms. Libraries and publishers are among those leading the charge with projects and initiatives aimed at making information and resources more widely available in the greater web of data.

This virtual conference will look at the challenges and opportunities available through the Semantic Web, highlighting applications, projects, and initiatives that are changing the way libraries and publishers structure their metadata and improve the accessibility of their content.

Speaker List

  • Ramanathan V. Guha, Google Fellow; Founder of
  • Ralph Swick, Domain Lead of the Information and Knowledge Domain at W3C
  • Kevin Ford, Network Development & MARC Standards Office, Library of Congress
  • Henry Story, Chief Technical Officer & Co-founder at Stample
  • Pierre-Paul Lemyre, Director of Business Development, Lexum
  • Bob Du Charme, Director of Digital Media Solutions, TopQuadrant


Note: This deck includes presentations from  Guha, Lemyre, and DuCharme.

About Gary Price

Gary Price ( is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. Before launching INFOdocket, Price and Shirl Kennedy were the founders and senior editors at ResourceShelf and DocuTicker for 10 years. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.