[open-bibliography] SWIB12 CfP - Semantic Web in Libraries (Cologne, 26 - 28/11/2012)
pohl at hbz-nrw.de
Wed Apr 25 09:10:00 BST 2012
Call for Participation: SWIB12 "Semantic Web in Bibliotheken"
(Semantic Web in Libraries) Conference, 26.11. - 28.11.2012, Cologne
To an ever increasing extent Linked Open Data (LOD) is developing
into a mainstream topic, with more and more organisations announcing
LOD projects and services. Furthermore and during the last two years
Linked Open Data has received a lot more attention from the library
world. Examples ranging from the Library of Congress' initiative "A
Bibliographic Framework for the Digital Age", the Conference of
European National Librarians and their vote to support the open
licensing of their data to groups like LODLAM, IFLA'S Semantic Web
Special Interest Group, to library system vendors and providers
discussing and experimenting with Linked Data technology clearly
reflect that - LOD has gained a lot of momentum in library land.
The question is how to ensure that LOD won't be a temporary hype but
that it will take hold in future infrastructures. SWIB12 will focus
on the adaption of Semantic Web approaches in applications for
libraries and science. In the last years lots of effort has been put
into generating LOD datasets from legacy systems and into promoting
the LOD approach towards a global and open information space.
Upcoming challenges will be the strategic and technical alignment of
catalogues and legacy systems in libraries, and authoring
environments for scholarly communication with a data and service
infrastructure based on Semantic Web principles.
This year's SWIB conference (Semantic Web in Bibliotheken) will be
held in Cologne from 26-28 November 2012. As in the years before,
SWIB12 will be organized by the North Rhine-Westphalian Library
Service Center (hbz) and the ZBW - German National Library of
Economics / Leibniz Information Centre for Economics. The
conference language is English.
We appreciate proposals (research reports, projects, work in
progress, ...) on the following or related topics:
* Integration of Linked Data into productive library environments
* Technologies for providing, accessing and integrating Linked Data
in a non-disruptive and lightweighted way, e.g. by means of APIs or
* Enhancing authoring environments like Content Management Systems,
blogs or wikis with Semantic Web facilities, e.g. by accessing
Linked Open Datasets or by including semantic markup
* Enhancing legacy data through integration of data from the LOD
cloud or through FRBRizing, deduplication, crowdsourcing etc.
* Applications using authority data maintained by libraries and
possibly enriched by the community
* Development of commercial or non-commercial library systems
aligning their data models and policies with the web of data
* Licensing strategies and business models for supporting the reuse
of Linked Open Data
Do you have an interesting service, research topic or project that
you would like to present at the conference? We are looking forward
to receiving your suggestions and proposals for contributions (with
an abstract of 1000-1500 characters) by 20 May 2012. Please submit
your abstract using our website at http://swib.org/swib12.
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