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Towards an international LOD library ecosystem

Conference closed – 170 participants from 23 countriesSlides and videos online

To an ever increasing extent Linked Open Data (LOD) is developing into a mainstream topic, with more and more organizations announcing LOD projects and services. Furthermore, and especially during the last two years, Linked Open Data has received a lot more attention from the library world. Examples ranging from the Library of Congress' initiative "A Bibliographic Framework for the Digital Age", the Conference of European National Librarians and their vote to support the open licensing of their data, groups like LODLAM, IFLA'S Semantic Web Special Interest Group, to the point of library system vendors and providers discussing and experimenting with Linked Data technology - all these clearly reflect that LOD has gained a lot of momentum in library land.

The question today is about how to ensure that LOD won't be a temporary hype but that it will gain ground in the scenery of future infrastructures. SWIB12 will focus on the adaption of Semantic Web approaches in applications for libraries and science. In the last years major efforts have been put into generating LOD datasets from legacy systems and into promoting the LOD approach towards a global and open information space. Upcoming challenges will involve the strategic and technical alignment of catalogues and legacy systems in libraries and the authoring environments for scholarly communication – both in a data and service infrastructure based on the principles of the Semantic Web.

This year's SWIB conference (Semantic Web in Libaries) will be held in Cologne from November 26th to 28th.

The main topics of this year's lectures comprise:

Responding to the great success of our workshops in the run-up to last year's main conference we we have decided to offer a workshop day again for 2012. The workshop day will be held on November 26th. It will offer an introduction into the field of Linked Open Data for new entrants as well as it will give the opportunity to discuss and deepen new knowledge. Please note that the number of participants in these workshops is limited, so please register early.

As in the years before, SWIB12 will be organized by the North Rhine-Westphalian Library Service Center (hbz) and the ZBW - German National Library of Economics / Leibniz Information Centre for Economics . The conference language is English.

Further information and contact:

Pascal Christoph
North Rhine-Westphalian Library Service Center (hbz)
Phone +49 221 400 75-139
E-Mail: swib(at)hbz-nrw.de

Adrian Pohl
North Rhine-Westphalian Library Service Center (hbz)
Phone +49 221 400 75-235
E-Mail: swib(at)hbz-nrw.de

Joachim Neubert
German National Library of Economics
Leibniz Information Centre for Economics (ZBW)
Phone +49 40 428 34-462
E-Mail: j.neubert(at) zbw.eu

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