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*MAKING METADATA WORK*
DCMI Regional Meeting with ISKO-UK & IRSG
*Date:* Monday 23rd June 2014 -
*Location:* BCS Office, 5 Southampton Street, London WC2E 7HA.
This event will be a showcase for the latest developments in the evolution
of the Semantic Web, exploitation of Knowledge Organization Systems (KOS),
metadata annotation to aid workflow automation, information retrieval in
networks of diverse media assets, Linked Data, and other opportunities for
using metadata. It is a Joint Meeting of ISKO UK, IRSG (Information
Retrieval Special Interest Group of BCS, the Chartered Institute for IT)
and DCMI (Dublin Core Metadata Initiative). The day will be modular:
attendance in the morning is optional, with a choice of workshop or
tutorial, while the afternoon program is for everyone.
*a) Tutorial: Metadata management in Sharepoint (10.00 - 12.00)*
While Sharepoint 2013 offers more metadata capabilities than ever before,
the range of options can make it hard to implement the most effective way.
Management of controlled vocabularies is a particular challenge. This
tutorial will enable you to pick the brains of an experienced consultant,
Marc Stephenson of Metataxis.
*b) Workshop: Vocabularies and the potential for linkage (9.30 - 12.30)*
Various approaches to the linkage of value vocabularies (KOSs) and/or
element set vocabularies (metadata schemas) will be described by *Pierre-Yves
Vandenbussche* (Fujitsu, Ireland), *Dan Brickley* (Google), *Gordon Dunsire*
and *Stella Dextre Clarke*, with emphasis on the opportunities as well as
the barriers to widespread adoption. After that is a case study from *Johan
De Smedt* and *Agis Papantoniou*, both of TenForce, that draws on more than
one technique. The subsequent discussion will address the prospects for
take-up, aiming to help participants with application or development of
similar techniques and projects.
*AFTERNOON MEETING (Plenary, 14.00 - 18.00)*
--*Martin White*: The importance of metadata for high quality Search
--*Sean Bechhofer*: Wf4Ever: metadata for "Research Objects"
--*Mark Sandler*: Semantic Media: a new paradigm for navigable content for
the 21st century
--*Richard Ranft*: Enhancing discovery of the British Library's audio
--*Antoine Isaac*: A portrait of Europeana as a Linked Open Data case (in
--*Andrew MacFarlane*: Analysing creative image search queries to determine
Followed by networking, wine and nibbles from 18.00.
*REGISTRATION FEE & BOOKING:*
--*Full day,* including lunch and a choice of tutorial or workshop: £120
(or £70 for members of ISKO, IRSG or DCMI and for full-time students);
--*Afternoon only:* £60 (or £25 for members of ISKO, IRSG or DCMI and for
--*Registration: * <
*To avoid disappointment, please don't delay in booking.*
*About ISKO UK*
ISKO (International Society for Knowledge Organization) is a not-for-profit
scientific/professional association with the objective of promoting
research and communication in the domain of knowledge organization, within
the broad field of information science and related disciplines. Founded in
2007, our UK Chapter has been attracting lively and steadily growing
audiences to its afternoon meeting series (see slides and recordings at
http://www.iskouk.org/events.htm). Its third conference was held in July
2013 on the general theme of "Knowledge organization - pushing the
*About BCS IRSG*
Established in 1978, the main aim of the BCS IRSG is supporting the
communication between information retrieval (IR) researchers and
practitioners, promoting the use of IR methods in industry and raising
public awareness of IR-related topics. Recognizing IR as an
interdisciplinary field, a further aim of the BCS IRSG is to act as a link
between computer science, library and information science and also cognate
communities (like natural language processing).
The Dublin Core Metadata Initiative (DCMI) is an open, international forum
for the development of interoperable online metadata standards with diverse
applications. DCMI's activities include consensus-driven working groups,
global conferences and workshops, standards liaison, and educational
efforts to promote widespread acceptance of metadata standards and
practices. DCMI is a project of ASIS&T (the Association for Information
Science and Technology).