Konstantin Baierer, Philipp Zumstein

Konstantin Baierer is a research assistant at Mannheim University Library. Before InFoLiS, he worked as a software consultant on the DM2E (Digitized Manuscripts to Europeana) project. His interests revolve around data (research, open, in silos, meta, linked, raw, structured, heterogeneous, big...).

Philipp Zumstein is working as subject librarian and in the IT departement at the Mannheim University Library. He studied mathematics and graduated in computer science at the ETH Zurich.

Werner Bailer

Werner Bailer is a key researcher of the audiovisual media group at JOANNEUM RESEARCH in Graz, Austria. His research interests include digital film restoration, audiovisual content analysis and retrieval as well as multimedia metadata. He is contributing to metadata standardization activities in the W3C, MPEG and EBU/AMWA FIMS.

Sebastian Bayerl

Sebastian Bayerl received his bachelor and master degree at the University of Passau, Germany in 2010, respectively 2012. He is currently pursuing his Ph.D. degree in Computer Science at the Chair of Media Informatics (University of Passau). His professional interests include Web technology and cloud-based services, whereby research interests focus on Data Warehousing concepts for Linked Open Data.

Sarven Capadisli

Sarven Capadisli is working on statistical linked dataspaces, in conjunction with semantic scholarly communication (Linked Research). He is currently pursuing his PhD degree at the University of Bonn. In his former life, he primarily worked in projects involving UX design and architecture.

Valentine Charles

Valentine Charles works as a Data Research & Development coordinator at Europeana Foundation. She consults the Europeana Network on data practices and standards and communicates Europeana's R&D activities to the broader cultural heritage sector. She also coordinates the further development and adoption of the Europeana Data Model (EDM). Valentine has chaired and co-chaired various working groups in the EuropeanaTech community such as of the Task Force on Recommendations for the representation of Hierarchical Objects in Europeana and the Task Force on EDM Mappings, Refinements & Extensions. More recently, she became the Co-Chair of the Dublin Core Metadata Initiative (DCMI) Technical Board and Community Specification Committee.

Pascal Christoph

Pascal Christoph studied computational linguistics at the University of Cologne. He worked as consultant, system administrator and software developer. Since 2008 he is employed at the North Rhine-Westphalian Library Service Center (hbz) as developer and administrator of Open Source software with the scope of LOD working on lobid (Twitter, Blog).

Karen Coyle

Karen Coyle is a librarian with over forty years of experience with library technology. Karen has published dozens of articles and reports, most available on her web site, kcoyle.net. She has served on standards committees including the MARC standards group (MARBI), NISO committee AX for the OpenURL standard, and was an ALA representative to the e-book standards development that led to the ePub standard. She is currently on the W3C Shapes working group that is developing standards for RDF validation. She writes, and speaks on a wide range of technology and policy areas, including intellectual property, privacy, and public access to information. Her book, "FRBR, Before and After" will be available from ALA publishing in fall, 2015 and open access online in 2016.

Cristina Gareta

Cristina Gareta is a librarian with more than 10 years of experience in ILS management and services to libraries. She has a Bachelor's Degree in Documentation (2003, University of Salamanca) and a Diploma in Library Science (2001, University of Salamanca). She worked as librarian and documentalist until 2004. Since then, she joined SCANBIT as library technician, providing technical support and training for AMICUS ILS Spanish users. Since 2010, she is product manager for the projects of AMICUS and other library software in SCANBIT. In 2013 she became part of the ALIADA Project Consortium contributing its technical expertise in bibliographic metadata management and in library systems.

Rurik Thomas Greenall

Rurik Thomas Greenall is a library technologist and consultant working for Computas. He works primarily with linked-data-based systems, especially in library/archive contexts. Currently, Rurik works on the new library system at Oslo public library, developing a linked-data based framework for a modern library platform. Previously, he has worked as a semantic software developer in the academic library/archive domain, environment and energy industry.

Asunción Gómez Pérez

Asun Gómez-Pérez is Full Professor in Artificial Intelligence, Director of the Ontology Engineering Group and Director of the Artificial Intelligence Department at Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Spain. Her main research areas are: Ontological Engineering, Semantic Web, LInked Data, Multilingualism and Knowledge Management. She has applied these technologies in more than twenty EU funded projects. She is coordinating LIDER, a project on Linked Data as an enabler of cross-media and multilingual content analytics for enterprises across Europe. In the library domain, her team is working in cooperation with the National LIbrary of Spain in the design and implementation of datos.bne.es.

Martin Höffernig

Martin Höffernig received an MSc degree in Telematics from the Graz University of Technology in 2015. His master' s thesis was performed at JOANNEUM RESEARCH where he is working as a researcher since 2006. His main research interests are semantic web technologies and the representation and exchange of metadata in context of multimedia content and digital archives and libraries.

Thomas Johnson

Tom is Metadata and Platform Architect at the Digital Public Library of America where he works on DPLA's metadata application profile and ingestion infrastructure, and leads Linked Data initiatives. He is an active Open Source developer and a core maintainer of the RDF.rb suite of public domain software.

Hugo Manguinhas

Hugo Manguinhas works as a Technical Coordinator for Research & Development at Europeana Foundation. He advises and coordinates the scientific work on Europeana-related projects and participates in the development of Europeana’s own services, in particular for the areas of Linked Open Data, Semantic Enrichment, Vocabulary services and alignment, Data Quality and Crowdsourcing Infrastructure. He has collaborated in projects such as Europeana v3, EuropeanaSounds, EuropeanaCreative and EuropeanaChannels.

Felix Ostrowski

Felix Ostrowski studied Technology Communication, an interdisciplinary combination of communication and computer science. Since 2008 he has been working on a wide range of topics in the field of library and information science, among them distributed information systems and long term digital archives. Giving up his position as a research assistant at Humboldt University of Berlin, he founded graphthinking in 2013 and is since working as a Linked Data architect and consultant.

Anchalee (Joy) Panigabutra-Roberts

Anchalee (Joy) Panigabutra-Roberts is the Head of Cataloging/Metadata at the American University in Cairo Libraries. She received her graduate degrees from the University of Wisconsin-Madison (Specialist Degree (All-But-Dissertation) in 2004 and MLIS in 1988). Prior to AUC, she worked in catalog departments in the U.S. at University of Nebraska-Lincoln, St. Cloud State University, Cornell University and University of Wisconsin-Madison. She also taught courses on the organization of information at a Canadian university for three years. Her expertise and interests include cataloging and metadata, linked data and Semantic Web, streaming media technologies, digital collections and scholarly communication. Her current subject responsibility is for the Graduate School of Education.

Vitali Peil

Vitali earned a diploma degree Mathematics from Bielefeld University and a master's degree from Cologne University of Applied Sciences in Library and Information Science. He is part of the LibraCat group and is hacking the insititutional repository at Bielefeld University Library. In addition, he is subject librarian.

Adrian Pohl

Adrian has been working at the North Rhine-Westphalian Library Service Center (hbz) and promoting open knowledge, web standards and the use of open source software since 2008. He is primarily working on hbz's linked open data service lobid focussing on project management, metadata and vocabularies. Adrian has been on the SWIB organizing team since 2011 (Twitter, Blog).

Johann Rolschewski

Johann Rolschewski has been working at the Berlin State Library since 2006. He is in charge of the system support of the Zeitschriftendatenbank (ZDB) with a main focus on APIs and data formats. Johann has studied Biology at the FU Berlin and has a Master degree in Computer Science from TFH Berlin. He is an active contributor to the Catmandu data toolkit.

Rainer Simon

Rainer Simon is a Senior Scientist at the the Next-Generation Content Management Systems research group of the AIT Austrian Institute of Technology. He holds a master's in telecommunications engineering and a doctorate in computer science from the Vienna University of Technology. His current research interest is in the application of Linked (Geo) Data methods and visualization techniques in the Digital Humanities and Digital Library domains. Presently, Rainer serves as the Co-Investigator and Technical Director of the project Pelagios 3 - Early Geospatial Documents, which will establish a global index of places referred to in early maps and geographic texts predating the year 1492.

Fabian Steeg

Fabian is a software developer from Cologne, Germany. While studying information processing, linguistics, and geography he started working as a programmer in 2003, developing text mining and authoring tools at the University of Cologne and working on a web-based information system at DIMDI, the German Institute for Medical Documentation and Information. After completing his Masters degree in 2008, Fabian worked on digital preservation services in Planets, an EU project led by the British Library, and on collaborative text digitization tools in a DFG project with Swiss partners. After a detour into the startup world, where he helped to launch the backend of doo.net, a cloud platform for digital document management, he joined the LOD group at hbz, the North Rhine-Westphalian Library Service Center in 2012 to work towards an open library infrastructure. Fabian is an active open source contributor, Google Summer of Code participant, and Eclipse committer.

Ruben Verborgh

Ruben Verborgh is a researcher in semantic hypermedia at Ghent University – iMinds, Belgium, where he obtained his PhD in Computer Science in 2014. He explores the connection between Semantic Web technologies and the Web's architectural properties, with the ultimate goal of building more intelligent clients. Along the way, he became fascinated by Linked Data, REST/hypermedia, Web APIs, and related technologies. He's a co-author of “Linked Data for Libraries, Archives and Museums”, an OpenRefine book, and more than 100 publications on Web-related topics for international conferences and journals. Some say he would be a good caveman—he certainly possesses the drawing skills.

Richard Wallis

Independent Consultant and Evangelist, is a distinguished thought leader in Linked Data and Semantic Web who has been at the forefront of the emergence of these technologies for over 20 years. He is Chair of the Schema Bib Extend, and Schema Architypes, W3C Community Groups and evangelist for the adoption of Linked Data in cultural heritage and the wider Web. He has an international reputation for insightful and entertaining keynote sessions at library, Web, and Semantic Web focused events. Currently working with OCLC, Google, and the banking industry on the extension, application and use of the Schema.org vocabulary; he is a pragmatist who believes in searching for implementable solutions.

Simeon Warner

Simeon Warner is Director of the Repositories Group at Cornell University Library, and a director of ORCID. Current projects include Linked Data for Libraries the Cornell University Library Archival Repository, the arXiv e-print archive, and Project Euclid. He was one of the developers of arXiv and his research interests include web information systems, interoperability, plagiarism detection, and open-access scholarly publishing. He has been actively involved with the Open Archives Initiative (OAI) since its inception and was one of the authors of the OAI-PMH, OAI-ORE, ResourceSync and IIIF specifications.



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