Stacy Allison-Cassin

Stacy Allison-Cassin is an Associate Librarian, Digital Pedagogy, at York University, Toronto. She has held a number of different positions at York, including cataloguing librarian, digital humanities librarian, and most recently the W.P Scott Chair in E-Librarianship. Her research focuses on linked data, critical approaches to knowledge organization, critical theory and music.

Thomas Baker

Thomas Baker, since the 1990s an organizer of the Dublin Core Metadata Initiative, freelances on various Semantic Web projects. He has worked at the German National Research Center for Informatics (GMD), Fraunhofer, and the Goettingen State Library and has taught at the Asian Institute of Technology in Bangkok and Sungkyunkwan University in Seoul.

Pascal Christoph

Pascal is employed at the North Rhine-Westphalian Library Service Center (hbz) since 2008 as developer and administrator of Open Source software with the scope of LOD working on lobid. Blog

Steven Folsom

In a combination of recent positions at both Cornell and Harvard Library, Steven Folsom’s career focuses on metadata best practices and standards development in local and national discussions. He is the current chair for the Program for Cooperative Cataloging's Linked Data Advisory Committee, advising the PCC on specific issues and questions regarding the transition from creating traditional (i.e., MARC-based) bibliographic data to linked data. As a member of the Linked Data for Libraries (LD4L) and Linked Data for Production (LD4P) Mellon Foundation funded grants since 2014, he has participated in the development efforts of tools and data models meant to aid the adoption of linked data in libraries.

Christina Harlow

Christina Harlow is acting architect for Digital Library Systems and Services in the Stanford Libraries.

James Hendler

James Hendler is Director of the Institute for Data Exploration and Applications and Tetherless World Professor of Computer, Web and Cognitive Sciences at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (the US’s oldest technological university). He also heads the RPI-IBM Center for Health Empowerment by Analytics, Learning and Semantics (HEALS) and is chair of the board of the UK’s charitable Web Science Trust. He has authored over 400 books, technical papers and articles in the areas of Semantic Web, artificial intelligence, agent-based computing and high-performance processing. One of the originators of the “Semantic Web,” he is a fellow of the AAAI, BCS, the IEEE, the AAAS and the ACM. He was the first computer scientist ever to serve on the Board of Reviewing editors for Science, is the former Editor-in-Chief of IEEE Intelligent Systems, and is an associate editor of the Big Data journal. He is currently a member of the US National Academies Board on Research Data and Information and in 2018, became chair of the ACM’s US Technology Policy Committee. His most recent book is “Social Machines: the coming collision of artificial intelligence, social networks and humanity” (Apress, 2017).

Christian Hentschel

Christian Hentschel is a research assistant and doctoral student at the Hasso Plattner Institute for IT Systems Engineering (HPI) in Potsdam. He holds a Master of Science degree in Computational Visualistics from the Otto-von-Guericke University, Magdeburg. Before joining HPI he was a researcher at the Fraunhofer Heinrich Hertz Institute in Berlin. His research focuses on applied methods for machine learning and computer vision in the domain of automatic video content classification and semantic annotations. Christian Hentschel is a co-founder of the yovisto GmbH, a company that offers products for automatic semantic analysis of large video archives for search and retrieval. yovisto develops and runs the AV-Portal of the Technische Informationsbibliothek.

Huda Khan

Huda Khan works in software development at Mann Library, Cornell University. She is interested in the design and architecture of linked data and semantic web applications, specifically in: (a) supporting usability through effective interface design and (b) enabling flexible interplay between different components and/or technologies. She participated in the Linked Data For Libraries Labs project where she focused on the design and implementation of a linked data cataloging editor. At Cornell, she has been involved with VIVO, the researcher profiling system built using a semantic web approach, as well as several other projects that use or extend VIVO or its underlying software Vitro. Additionally, she has been involved with projects that employ Blacklight and GeoBlacklight. She has a joint Ph.D. in Computer Science and Cognitive Science from the University of Colorado at Boulder.

Lukas Koster

Lukas Koster is Library Systems Coordinator at the Library of the University of Amsterdam, focusing on the dataflow infrastructure. After a sociology degree and additional training in ICT, he worked as systems designer and developer in institutions of higher education and scientific information. Since 2003 he has been working with library search and discovery systems at the National Library of the Netherlands and the University of Amsterdam. Lukas’ current activities are: managing a project improving the functionality and user experience of the Primo Discovery tool - implementing a FAIR open library collections policy - next generation library management platform - member of the Amsterdam Cultural Heritage Linked Open Data Network project team.

Raphaëlle Lapôtre

Raphaëlle Lapôtre has been working at the BnF since 2015 as the product owner for the data.bnf.fr website in the metadata department. She is particularly involved in Linked Data and data visualisation.

Thorsten Liebig

Thorsten Liebig is managing director and co-founder of derivo GmbH since 2010. He holds a PhD in computer science and as part of his responsibilities at derivo, Thorsten is building and deploying tools and processes that make value out of data by means of semantic technologies. This covers property resp. knowledge graph modelling and establishing industry-ready software solutions including reasoning about as well as exploring and querying large knowledge graphs. When not dealing with knowledge graphs, he enjoys Italian coffee and cycling.

Joachim Neubert

Joachim Neubert works as a scientific software developer at the ZBW – Leibniz Information Centre for Economics. He published the STW Thesaurus for Economics and the 20th Century Press Archives as Linked Open Data and developed linked data based web services for economics. He is working on the integration of knowledge organization systems into applications and on mappings between such systems, and is exploring the new potentials of Wikidata as a linking hub for resources on the web.

Satu Niininen

Satu Niininen works as an Information Specialist at the National Library of Finland. In her current position she participates in subject cataloging and the production of the General Finnish Ontology with responsibility over its English translation and links to the Library of Congress Subject Headings. She holds a Master’s degree in Arts from the University of Tampere where she studied translation studies, information science and media culture.

Babarinde Ayodeji Odewumi

Babarinde Ayodeji Odewumi is Software Architect at Abba & King Systems LLC and a builder of software. He has been involved in building Library Management Systems for over 10 years, creator of Readable Library Management System and Institutional Repository. He has helped libraries migrate data from legacy systems to newer systems. He has also worked on integration of RFID technology with the Readable LMS.

Adrian Pohl

Adrian Pohl has been working at the North Rhine-Westphalian Library Service Center (hbz) in Cologne, Germany, since 2008. He is primarily working on hbz's linked open data service lobid focusing on project management, metadata and vocabularies. He is co-chair of the SWIB programme committee.

Lucy McKenna

Lucy McKenna is completing her PhD with the ADAPT Centre in Trinity College Dublin. Funded by Science Foundation Ireland, ADAPT is a multi-institutional dynamic research centre focused on developing next generation digital technologies. Lucy's research is in the area of Linked Data for Libraries, Archives and Museums. Lucy obtained a Masters in Library and Information Studies from University College Dublin in 2015.

E. Lynette Rayle

E. Lynette Rayle works as a researcher at Cornell University as part of the Linked Data for Production grant exploring how to leverage linked data in end-user applications. This includes how to select data from external authorities and store the URI in local systems, how to augment existing metadata records with linked data from outside sources, and addressing caching and scale issues in working with linked data. She has focused much of her work in extending the linked data capabilities of the Samvera community open source repository implementations, specifically the Hyrax Rails application. The supporting tools are not tied to this stack and have been used with Java applications as well.

Mia Ridge

Dr Mia Ridge is the British Library’s Digital Curator for Western Heritage Collections. As part of the Library’s Digital Scholarship team, she helps enable innovative research based on the British Library’s digital collections, offering support, training and guidance on applying computational research methods to historical collections. Current projects involve crowdsourcing the transcription of historical playbills, and experimenting with machine learning tools to enhance collection records. She is a member of several project advisory boards in the fields of digital humanities and digital cultural heritage, and has supervised undergraduate and postgraduate research projects based on the Library’s collections. Her edited volume, Crowdsourcing our Cultural Heritage, was published in 2014. Her PhD in digital humanities (Department of History, Open University, 2015) was ‘Making digital history: The impact of digitality on public participation and scholarly practices in historical research’.

John Samuel

John Samuel is Asst. Professor at CPE Lyon, France. He did his post-doctoral research work in LIRIS, Université de Lyon, France in two different teams: Database and Geomodelisation. He obtained his PhD in Computer Science from Université Blaise Pascal, France in 2014. Prior to that he worked as a software engineer in Yahoo!, Bangalore. His research interests include data integration, analysis and visualization, semantic web, web services, knowledge representation and geographical information systems.

Martin Scholz

Martin Scholz has a 10-year background in semantic web, NLP and digital humanities. After his diploma in computer science and Chinese studies, he engaged as research assistant in the development of WissKI, a virtual research environment framework designed for and in collaboration with memory and humanities research institutions. Since 2018 he is data manager at the University Library of Erlangen-Nurnberg.

Dan Scott

Dan Scott has been a systems librarian at Laurentian University in Canada since 2006, where he has contributed to projects like Evergreen and the File_MARC PHP library. In 2018 he entered the PhD program at McGill University, focusing on the transition of library system protocols towards linked data and web standards.

Karen Smith-Yoshimura

Karen Smith-Yoshimura is Senior Program Officer at OCLC Research. She has been working with research institutions affiliated with the trans-national OCLC Research Library Partnership for over twenty-five years. She focuses on issues related to the metadata needed to describe and provide multilingual access to the resources managed by libraries, archives, museums and other cultural heritage organizations. In the last five years, she has been collaborating with experts on identifiers and linked data. Her publications are listed here: https://www.oclc.org/research/publications/all.smith-yoshimura-karen.html

Fabian Steeg

Fabian Steeg is a software developer at Hochschulbibliothekszentrum NRW (hbz), where he is working on data infrastructure for libraries since 2012. Fabian is part of the team responsible for lobid.org, which provides user interfaces and APIs for library data on the web. He's also a contributor to other open source projects like Eclipse, Metafacture, and the JSON-LD Java implementation. Fabian has been working as a programmer since 2003, with a focus on open source software development and information systems, building open library technology for digitization, preservation, and search. He graduated from the University of Cologne in 2008 with an M.A. in information processing, linguistics, and geography.

Osma Suominen

Osma Suominen is working as an information systems specialist at the National Library of Finland. He is currently working on automated subject indexing and the publishing of bibliographic data, including the Finnish national bibliography Fennica, as Linked Data. He is also one of the creators of the Finto.fi thesaurus and ontology service and is leading development of the Skosmos vocabulary browser used in Finto. Osma Suominen earned his doctoral degree at Aalto University while doing research on semantic portals and quality of controlled vocabularies within the FinnONTO series of projects. His past accomplishments include the Skosify vocabulary analysis and quality improvement tool, and data.aalto.fi, the Linked Data service of Aalto University.

Katherine Thornton

Katherine Thornton is an information scientist working on creating metadata as linked open data. Kat earned a PhD in Information Science from the University of Washington in 2016 and works on the Scaling Emulation as a Service Infrastructure (EaaSI) project describing the software and configured environments in Wikidata. Kat has been a volunteer contributor to the Wikidata project since 2012.

Jakob Voß

Jakob Voß works in research and development at the head office of the Common Library Network (Gemeinsamer Bibliotheksverbund, GBV) in Gottingen.

Andra Waagmeester

Andra Waagmeester is a biomedical informatician by training. Starting his career working on Electronic Patient records he specialised in Text mining and the Semantic Web. Currently he is part of the Gene WIki project which aims at making Wikidata the central hub of research knowledge in the life sciences. The need for high quality guided him to join the ShEx community.

Simeon Warner

Simeon Warner is Director of IT for Library Linked Data and Repository Architecture at Cornell University Library. Current research interests are in web information systems, interoperability and open-access scholarly publishing. Current projects include Linked Data for Libraries (LD4L/LD4P), the Cornell University Library archival repository (CULAR), IIIF and ORCID. Past projects include technical direction of the arXiv e-print archive, and development of ResourceSync and OAI-PMH.

David Wilcox

David Wilcox has more than seven years experience managing open source projects, teams, and communities using Agile Scrum methodologies. Working with hundreds of organizations across the Fedora, Islandora, and Samvera communities provide David insight into the use cases and opportunities for open source software within libraries, archives, and museums. David is responsible for setting the vision for Fedora and serving as strategic liaison to the project governance groups, DuraSpace members, and other stakeholders. David works together with the Fedora Technical Lead to oversee key project processes and undertakes international engagement through public speaking, developing and delivering workshops, facilitating user group meetings, pursuing partnerships and grant funding for Fedora-related projects. David graduated from St. Thomas University (BA) and the Dalhousie School of Information Management (MLIS). Prior to joining DuraSpace he was the Islandora Training and Support Coordinator at the University of Prince Edward Island and the Program Manager at discoverygarden inc.

Ivo Zandhuis

Ivo Zandhuis holds a MSc in Computing Science and works as a freelance consultant in the Cultural Heritage sector. He advises on the use of information technology creating better access and usage of data. Currently he is involved in the AdamLink project and the Dutch National “Network Digital Heritage” (NDE). He writes a PhD-thesis on a Dutch national strike in 1903, using Digital Humanities techniques to investigate how the circumstances of workmen and their network influenced their participation.

Benjamin Zapilko

Benjamin Zapilko is a postdoctoral researcher and lead of the team Data Linking at the GESIS department Knowledge Technologies for the Social Sciences (WTS). He joined GESIS in 2007 after his graduation in computer science at University of Koblenz. His research interests lie in the fields of Semantic Web and Linked Open Data. In 2015, he finished his doctoral research on publication and matching of Linked Open Data in the application field of the social sciences at Mannheim University. Benjamin Zapilko is member of the Steering Committee of the Research Graph project and was member of the RDF Vocabularies Working Group of the DDI Alliance. He was co-organizer of the Library Track at the Ontology Alignment Evaluation Initiative (OAEI) from 2012 to 2014.




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