The Europeana Tech Conference 2018 began today in Rotterdam, Netherland and infoDOCKET plans to post a number of the presentation slide decks as they become available.
Let’s begin with slides from a keynote presentation from earlier today by Rob Sanderson, semantic architect at the J. Paul Getty Trust.
The introduction of the Semantic Web, built on RDF and standards-based, graph-centric
technologies, led to a significant shift in the way we think about data. But thinking isn’t
The introduction of Linked Open Data, with its five stars of excellence, led to a significant
shift in the way we use the web to publish data. But just publishing isn’t enough either.
We are entering the next phase, caused by recognizing that the key missing ingredient is
usability of the data by consuming applications. We are moving rapidly towards Linked
Open Usable Data. If the data is not usable or developer friendly, then there will not be
applications built that use it. If there is no use, there is no value to the resources invested in
its creation, publication and improvement.
This keynote will discuss some of the critical technology advancements and adopted best
practices that have moved us closer to the goal line; from JSON-LD and schema.org,
through IIIF and more recently linked.art. The presentation will contrast both processes and products, with an emphasis on adoption of standards to the benefit of the community. By learning from both successes and failures of technologies and communities, we can better
enable the sustainable, decentralized delivery and discovery of culturally significant data and content. To be successful in the missions of our organizations, we must take up the banner of usable data and get LOUD
See Also: Rob Sanderson’s Bio