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OCLC Seminar Series: The Collective Power of Shared Data - What the Web wants

Sydney, New South Wales

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Date: Wednesday 6 November, 2013
Time: 2:00pm - 5:00pm
Location:  Level 2 Seminar Room, Fisher Library [Camperdown Campus of the University of Sydney]

Cost: FREE

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The OCLC cooperative is the world’s leading organisation devoted exclusively to the challenges facing libraries, archives and museums in a rapidly changing, digital global community. From its revolutionary online cataloguing and interlibrary loan systems to its ground-breaking efforts in linked data and WorldShare management services, the cooperative investigates new trends in technology and new ideas in library practice.

This seminar is an opportunity to hear about OCLC’s current initiatives particularly in the area of Linked data and OCLC WorldShare Platform.  A key speaker will be Richard Wallis, Technology Evangelist at OCLC who will talk about  the  Semantic Web and Linked Data technology.  Chris Thewlis, Regional Manager for OCLC in Australia will provide an overview of OCLC’s WorldShare Platform.

Richard Wallis brings to OCLC expertise and experience in emerging data standards and their applications—in libraries and on the wider Semantic Web—to help establish libraries and WorldCat at the core of an emerging Web of data. Richard established Data Liberate, a consulting organisation, in January 2012 after having been with Talis, a Linked Data and Semantic Web technology organisation in the United Kingdom, for over 20 years. As Technology Evangelist, he has been at the forefront in promoting, explaining and applying new and emerging Web and Semantic Web technologies in the wider information world.

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Start Date

06 November 2013

End Date

06 November 2013


Sydney, New South Wales


Level 2 Seminar Room, Fisher Library