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UKSG 37th Annual Conference

Connecting the knowledge community

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The Power of Sharing Linked Data: Giving the Web What It Wants

As part of our presence at UKSG, OCLC hosted an exciting information session on the evening of Monday 14th April, entitled: “The power of sharing linked data: Giving the Web what it wants.”    

The Web is changing. Search engines are placing more emphasis on identified entities and the relationships between them.  Google, Bing, Yahoo! and others are at different stages in the implementation of Knowledge Graph functionality. Wikidata is applying structured data techniques to organizing the world's information.

In this session, Semantic Web and Linked Data thought leader, Richard Wallis looked at how the library community can capitalize on these developments to ensure that our resources are visible in the emerging Web of Data, significantly enhancing their discoverability.

Richard looked at the changes needed to the way libraries and their systems, share information in order for their resources to appear in the daily search workflows of our users.

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About Richard Wallis

Richard Wallis, distinguished thought leader in Semantic Web and Linked Data, joined OCLC in 2012 as Technology Evangelist to focus and share Linked Data developments. He has been at the forefront of the emergence of these technologies in the information world for over 20 years.

He is Chair of the W3C Schema Bib Extend Community Group and evangelist for the adoption of Linked Data in libraries and wider Web. He has an international reputation for insightful and entertaining keynote sessions at library, Web, and Semantic Web focused events. He is pragmatist who believes in searching for implementable solutions.


14 April 2014


17:30 – 18:30
British Summer Time [UTC +1]