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Fabien Amarger

Fabien Amarger is a doctor/engineer in computer sciences, specialized in semantic web technologies. He defended his PhD in 2015 with the main idea to merge non-ontological sources into a knowledge-base-based regarding the trust given on each source. He has now been working at the Logilab company for several years. Logilab is a French company specialized in application development, free software, Python, Linked Open Data and Semantic Web technologies. Logilab has developed and maintained the application behind https://francearchives.gouv.fr since the beginning of the project. It is in this context that they exposed the France Archives data in RDF using the RiC-O ontology.

Joe Cera

Joe Cera is the Digital Initiatives and Scholarly Communications Librarian at the Berkeley Law Library and has managed the institutional repository for 10+ years. An adaptation/evolution in this position allows him to focus less on reference duties and more on repository development and other programming needs within the library. Many of his projects focus on identifiers and building applications from repository data and the implications of linked data in the library environment.

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 on LOD, especially lobid-resources and metafacture.

Marie-Saphira Flug

Marie-Saphira Flug graduated in Industrial Mathematics from the University of Bremen and has been working as a software developer at the Staats- und Universitätsbibliothek Bremen (SuUB) since 2022. She is involved in the management of metadata, the development of an open source tool for metadata processing (Nightwatch), the integration of FOLIO in the library’s own discovery system and development support for the specialized information service for political sciences POLLUX. Before she started at the library, she worked in Horizon 2020 research projects in the area of domain specific languages, big data analytics, multi-robot systems, digital twin, containerization and automatic deployment. Her university studies included courses in material science and process engineering.

Steven Folsom

Steven Folsom is the Head of Metadata Design and Operations at Cornell University Library. His career has focused on creatively and sustainably developing metadata practices (with an emphasis on linked data) to aid discovery and access across both digital and physical collections.

Florian A. Grässle

Florian Grässle works as a research engineer at the Leibniz Institute for Psychology (ZPID) in Trier, Germany. There he is in charge of the Linked Open Data infrastructure as well as the PsychPorta search portal. Florian has a background in UX, so he makes sure users’ needs are put first.

Jim Hahn

Jim Hahn is the Head of Metadata Research at the University of Pennsylvania Libraries leading linked data and metadata projects and research for the Libraries. Working collaboratively across the Penn Libraries, his work is developing a vision for the services, technologies and policies to enhance discovery of collections, following international standards and best practices for linked data and metadata. He holds an M.S. and C.A.S. in Library and Information Science from University of Illinois and he is currently a PhD student in Information Sciences at the University of Illinois.

Regine Heberlein

Regine Heberlein is a data analyst at Princeton University Library. She is a current member of the Experts Group on Archival Description (EGAD) at the International Council on Archives (ICA) and current co-chair on the Technical Subcommittee for Describing Archives: A Content Standard at the Society of American Archivists (SAA). She currently serves on the metadata subgroup of the ArchivesSpace Technical Advisory Council. In the past she has served on the joint task force on the Art and Rare Materials BIBFRAME Ontology Extension and the SAA Technical Subcommittee for Encoded Archival Description.

Antoine Isaac

Antoine Isaac (Europeana Foundation) works as R&D Manager for Europeana. He has been researching and promoting the use of Semantic Web and Linked Data technology in digital cultural heritage. He has especially worked on the representation and interoperability of collections and their vocabularies. More recently he has begun to work with automatic translation. He has served in W3C efforts, for example on SKOS, Library Linked Data, Data on the Web Best Practices, Data Exchange. He has co-chaired the Technical Working Group of the RightsStatements.org initiative and the Discovery Technical Specification Group at the International Image Interoperability Framework (IIIF).

Sarven Capadisli

Sarven has been actively involved in the development of open web standards since 2006. They chair the W3C Solid Community Group and serve as the lead editor of the Solid Protocol and other Solid Technical Reports. They have a background in decentralising academic publishing and scientific communication and have been involved in the Solid project since 2015 alongside the Decentralized Information Group at MIT where they co-authored the Linked Data Notifications. Sarven is the maintainer of dokieli, an open source semantic authoring and publishing client. They are committed to an ethical and community-driven approach to web technologies and promoting decentralisation and personal data stewardship. Sarven also worked on the StatusNet platform (2008–2010), which paved the way towards the Fediverse with works such as Activity Vocabulary / Streams 2.0 and ActivityPub as part of the Social Web initiatives.

Will Kent

Will Kent is the program manager for the Scholars and Scientists program at Wiki Education. He develops the curriculum and facilitates courses for both Wikipedia and Wikidata. Since 2019 he has taught Wikidata courses. In 2022–23 Wiki Education demoed a new curriculum, built around Wikidata project workflows. He has spoken at Wikimania, Wikidata Con, and WikiConference – North America. Prior to working at Wiki Education, Will was an electronic resources and instruction librarian. He is an open data advocate.

Jason Kovari

Jason Kovari is Director of Cataloging and Metadata Services at Cornell University Library where he leads a team engaged in metadata production, data modeling, repository management, digital scholarship services, digital initiatives. He is active in the LD4 Community as a founding member of the Steering Group and has served on the LD4L and LD4P series of Andrew W. Mellon funded grants focused on transitioning library practices to linked data. His work in the FOLIO community has focused on metadata management, notably in leading the entity management working group responsible for developing vision and use cases for managing entities in the open source environment.

Kai Labusch

Kai Labusch works as a research fellow in the “Mensch-Maschine-Kultur” project at the Berlin State Library. He studied computer science at the University of Lübeck with a minor in neuro-informatics and bio-mathematics. Based on his work at the Institute for Neuro- and Bioinformatics of the University of Lübeck he received a PhD degree for his thesis titled “Soft-competitive learning of sparse data models”. He joined in 2011 the software industry where he applied machine learning methods to NLP problems, process optimization in the steel industry and visualization. In 2019 he came to the Berlin State Library as part of the Qurator team where he focussed on entity recognition and linking as well as image search applications. His publications have been focussed on unsupervised learning for sparse coding with application in image- and audio signal processing and more recently in the field of named entity recognition and linking in historical documents.

Mona Lehtinen

Mona Lehtinen is an information specialist at the National Library of Finland. She works with the Annif project (automated subject indexing) doing various tasks such as project coordination, community and corpora building, testing the new features of Annif etc.

Michael Colin Lindsey

Michael Lindsey is the Director of Library Web Development at the University of California, Berkeley School of Law where he has been a librarian and developer since 2001. Primary interests are systems analysis for local problem solving, and emerging standards that ensure libraries’ continued leadership in a networked cultural heritage environment.

Enno Meijers

Enno Meijers is advisor at the Research Department at KB | National Library of the Netherlands. His main focus area is information infrastructures and (semantic) web technologies. As Chief Technology Officer for the Dutch Digital Heritage Network (NDE), he is leading this innovation program to improve the usability and discoverability of the Dutch heritage collections. Linked data and distributed web technologies are the main building blocks for this infrastructure.

Clemens Neudecker

Clemens Neudecker works as Research Coordinator at the Berlin State Library. He holds a Master of Arts in Philosophy, Computer Science and Political Science from the University of Munich (LMU). Since 2003, he has been active in research & development for digital libraries and implemented various large-scale international projects in the area of digitization of cultural heritage with a focus on computer vision, natural language processing and applications in the digital humanities.

Birte Rubach

Birte Rubach is an art historian currently working in the GESAH project at German National Library of Information and Technology (TIB) in Hannover, Germany, where she combines her research interests on European printmaking and digital art history. Her activities currently focus on the structured indexing of prints and drawings and the conceptual development of the necessary indexing systems for this purpose.

Adam L. Schiff

Adam L. Schiff is Principal Cataloger at the University of Washington Libraries (UWL), in Seattle, USA. He served as a lead advisor for the UWL’s participation in the Program for Cooperative Cataloging’s (PCC) Wikidata Pilot Project, and in the course of the project was accepted as one of just 51 property creators in Wikidata. He has had nearly 200 Wikidata property proposals approved and created. Adam has been a member of the PCC Standing Committee on Standards, and served on a number of PCC task groups, including the Task Group on Linked Data Best Practices, the Task Group on URIs in MARC, the Linked Data Advisory Committee/Identity Management Advisory Committee URIs Guidance Subgroup, and coordinator of the UW Libraries’ participation in the PCC URIs in MARC Pilot Project. He is currently a consultant on Wikidata for the Task Group on Linked Data Training. He is one of two American Library Association representatives on the North American RDA Committee, and a former member of the Core Subject Analysis Committee, and the MARC Advisory Committee. Adam has an A.B. in biology from Cornell University, and an M.L.I.S. from the University of California, Berkeley.

Lena-Luise Stahn

With degrees in classical archaeology, library and information science and computer science Lena-Luise Stahn has worked in several information infrastructure and digital humanities projects. At present, she is a staff member of the DH-Team at Bergische Universität Wuppertal, and works for the Digital Edition project “Niklas Luhmann – Theory as passion”, mainly taking care of the entire technical side. Aside from that she is pursuing a dissertation in the field of knowledge organization and ontology engineering in estates.

Mary Ann Tan

Mary Ann Tan, Msc., is a PhD candidate at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology and a junior researcher at FIZ Karlsruhe. She completed her bachelor’s degree in computer science majoring in computer engineering from the De La Salle University, Manila, Philippines. Her thesis dealt with Filipino speech recognition. She has extensive software engineering experience in telecommunications and enterprise resource planning. She co-chaired the first PyCon in the Philippines and conducted a bootcamp for OpenERP. She moved to Germany and completed a Masters in computational linguistics and computer science at Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München (LMU). During her studies at LMU, she contributed to the CIS’ WittFind project by implementing semantic search. For her master thesis, she worked on building cross-lingual word embeddings for an extremely low-resource language, Hiligayon, which also happens to be her mother tongue. Since December 2020, she is working on improving search and retrieval at the German Digital Library (DDB) by combining approaches in NLP, semantic web, and machine learning. Her ongoing work has been presented in various top-tier Semantic Web conferences since 2021.

Tina Trillitzsch

Tina wears many hats at the Leibniz Institute for Psychology (ZPID) in Germany. She is in charge of the controlled vocabularies used in the PSYNDEX research literature database, converting existing schemes, creating new ones as needed, and enabling their use in both PSYNDEXER and PsychPorta (new custom cataloging software and search portal, both in development) and the Linked Open Data knowledge graph that will be served in parallel with PsychPorta. Moreover, for PSYNDEXER, she coordinates its Linked-Data friendliness and the migration of existing database records to the new software. For PsychPorta, she is also responsible for exposing the PSYNDEX database as Linked Open Data by developing a BIBFRAME-based metadata scheme. Finally, she applies her background in user-focused computer science to user research and front-end development for PsychPorta.

Richard Wallis

Independent Consultant and Evangelist, Richard 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 30 years. He is Chair of W3C Community Groups, including Schema Bib Extend & Bibframe2Schema.org. An 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. He is currently working with the National Library Board of Singapore, Google, and others on the extension, application and use of the Schema.org vocabulary, plus its relationship with other vocabularies such as Bibframe. Whilst delivering practical linked data solutions to real-world data challenges. He is a pragmatist who believes in searching for implementable solutions.

Tatiana Walther

Tatiana Walther is a Linked Data librarian at the Open Science Lab of the German National Library of Science and Technology (TIB) Hannover. The scope of her work covers ontology development, data mantainance and customization of VIVO- and Vitro-based applications. She supports various institutions in the implementation of research information systems. In the GESAH project her work was focused on creation of GESAH Graphic Arts Ontology in alignment with CIDOC CRM and LIDO. In addition to this Tatiana is involved in VIVO community efforts related to integration of national and international research standards like CERIF and KDSF into VIVO.

Simeon Warner

Simeon Warner is Associate University Librarian and Director of IT at Cornell University Library. Responsibilities include oversight of IT operations, user experience, web programming, digital preservation, and open scholarly publishing. He has particular interest in interoperability between information systems and the development of standards and collaborations to facilitate that. Current work includes digital preservation (OCFL), evolution of the FOLIO library services platform, use of linked open data for description and discovery of library resources (LD4L/LD4P), image and A/V interoperability (IIIF), and repositories for open-access scholarly publishing (including work with Samvera and ORCID). Past projects include technical direction of the arXiv e-print archive and development of the OAI-PMH and ResourceSync standards.

Crystal Yragui

Crystal Yragui (she/her) is a cataloguer and member of the Linked Data Team at the University of Washington Libraries in Seattle. Her work focuses on providing high-quality metadata to users in a rapidly changing environment. Crystal has played key roles in the University of Washington’s LD4P2 subgrant project, PCC Wikidata Pilot Project, RDA to BIBFRAME mapping, and MARC21 to LRM/RDA/RDF mapping. She is a collaborator on WikiProject Personal Prounouns and is an incoming co-chair of the Program for Cooperative Cataloging (PCC) Identity Management Advisory Committee (IMAC). Crystal holds an MLIS from the University of Washington Information School.