As governments prioritise the opening of public assets to make them more accessible for the purposes of research and study, library data has a greater significance than ever before.
At the same time, library data has a massive appeal in the context of the Web. Technologists like semantically strong, large-scale aggregations of data. So we find terms like linked data and RDF entering the library lexicon.
At the 2013 meeting, we will discuss how our efforts of the past to share and aggregate data within the community are creating massive opportunities for libraries of the future. We will discover more about national digital agendas and we will take a closer look at some of the innovations in data management that are revolutionising the way we process and understand information.
The 2013 EMEA Regional Council Meeting assembles a range of keynote speakers and sessions from across our region to explore to these important agendas.
All of the sessions will be taking place in the Palais des Congrès, Place de Bordeaux, FR 67082 Strasbourg.
The main language of the conference is English, however we are offering for the first time simultaneous translation, English – French and French - English for those parts of the programme highlighted in green.
There is no charge for attending this conference.
There are some optional enrichment activities that you are welcome to register for. Please note that these occur prior and following the meeting.
Please note that the programme may be subject to change.
We will be using different ways to communicate with delegates in the run up to the meeting, including social media. You can use Twitter and follow @OCLCEMEARC. The hashtag is #OCLCEMEARC.
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