OCLC will be exhibiting at the UKSG conference and this year it is being held at the Harrogate International Centre. The full programme is now available to view and delegate bookings are now open.
We look forward to seeing you there, we will be at stands 76 and 77.
If you have any questions before the event or would like to arrange a time for a meeting, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Power of Sharing Linked Data: Giving the Web What It Wants
As part of our presence at UKSG, OCLC will host an exciting information session on the evening of Monday 14th April, entitled: “The power of sharing linked data: Giving the Web what it wants.” Cheese and Biscuits will be served during the session and all attendees will be placed into a raffle with a chance to win an iPad mini.
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 looks 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 will look 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.
The meeting will conclude with an open discussion on the many concerns, issues, challenges, opportunities and benefits that this shift represents. The session will take place in the Queen Suite after the programme close on day one, full details will be announced shorty.
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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.