OCLC Research to Host TAI CHI Linked Data Part 2 Webinar on 1 July 2010 at 2 pm EDT (UTC: 18:00)

 
A recording of the first Linked Data webinar held on 27 May is available online.

Linked Data is a hot topic. It provides a mechanism to expose library data in a way that is understandable to non-librarians, thereby facilitating community development of services that go beyond traditional library resources and creatively exploit library data in valuable new ways.

In this follow up to his well-received OCLC Research TAI CHI Linked Data webinar held on 27 May, OCLC Senior Research Scientist Ralph LeVan will dive deeper beneath the surface to describe the open source technologies he uses to expose records in text databases as Linked Data. He'll also talk about Java, Servlet Filters, XSLT, and SRU, plus explain how anyone can use his framework to make their database content available as Linked Data. If this sounds like something you might be interested in doing, don't miss this opportunity to learn how.

Webinar participation is free and open to all but advanced registration is required.

This is the fifth webinar in the OCLC Research Technical Advances for Innovation in Cultural Heritage Institutions (TAI CHI) Webinar Series developed to highlight specific innovative applications, often locally developed, that libraries, museums and archives may find effective in their own environments, as well as to teach technical staff new technologies and skills. Recordings of these webinars are made available on the OCLC Research Web site and in iTunes.

In the first OCLC Research TAI CHI Linked Data webinar held on 27 May, Ralph LeVan explained what Linked Data is about and how OCLC produces it, using examples from VIAF (The Virtual International Authority File). He also talked about topics such as Real World Objects, Generic Documents, Content Negotiation and RDF. A recording of this webinar is available on the OCLC Research TAI CHI webinar page and in iTunes.

More Information

Register to Attend the 1 July OCLC Research TAI CHI Linked Data Part 2 Webinar
https://oclc.webex.com/oclc/j.php?ED=139167697&RG=1&UID=0&RT=MiMxMQ%3D%3D

OCLC Research Technical Advances for Innovation in Cultural Heritage Institutions (TAI CHI) Linked Data Webinar Recording (.wmv)
http://www5.oclc.org/downloads/research/webinars/20100527ld.wmv

OCLC Research Technical Advances for Innovation in Cultural Heritage Institutions (TAI CHI) Linked Data Webinar Recording (.m4v)
http://www5.oclc.org/downloads/research/webinars/20100527ld.m4v

OCLC Research Technical Advances for Innovation in Cultural Heritage Institutions (TAI CHI) Linked Data Webinar Slildes (.pptx)
http://www.oclc.org/research/events/20100527linkeddata.pptx

OCLC Research Technical Advances for Innovation in Cultural Heritage Institutions (TAI CHI) Webinar Series
http://www.oclc.org/research/events/taichi.htm

OCLC Research Webinars in iTunes
http://phobos.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewPodcast?id=284764834

For more information:

Ralph LeVan
Senior Research Scientist
OCLC Research
levan@oclc.org
+1-614-764-6115

Melissa Renspie
Senior Communications Officer
OCLC Research
renspiem@oclc.org
+1-614-761-5231

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