NISO Virtual Conference: The Semantic Web Coming of Age: Technologies and

Virtual conferences are 5-6 hour conferences held online in webinar-like
formats, with occasional breaks in the schedule for participants. The longer
length allows the depth of coverage of a conference coupled with the
convenience of a webinar.

Date:  February  19, 2014

Time: 11:00 - 5:00 p.m. (Eastern Time)

Event webpage:


The Semantic Web, the phrase coined by Sir Tim Berners-Lee, envisioned the
Internet as a common framework of data that can be shared across numerous
platforms. Libraries and publishers are among those leading the charge with
projects and initiatives aimed at making information and resources more
widely available in the greater web of data.

This virtual conference will look at the challenges and opportunities
available through the Semantic Web, highlighting applications, projects, and
initiatives that are changing the way libraries and publishers structure
their metadata and improve the accessibility of their content.


.         Keynote Address - Ramanathan V. Guha, Google Fellow; Founder of

.         The W3C Semantic Web Initiative - Ralph Swick, Domain Lead of the
Information and Knowledge Domain at W3C

.         Engaging with Open Data: The Open Data Institute

.         The Social Data Graph: The Friend of a Friend (FOAF) Project -
Henry Story, Chief Technical Officer & Co-founder at Stample

.         Sharing Information on the Semantic Web: The Need for a Global
License Repository - Pierre-Paul Lemyre, Director of Business Development,

.         Semantic Web Applications in Publishing - Heather Ruland Staines,
Vice President Publisher Development, SIPX

.         Semantic Web Applications in Libraries - Kevin Ford, Network
Development & MARC Standards Office, Library of Congress

.         Conference Roundtable: Services that Build on Others Semantic Web


Registration is per site (access for one computer) and closes at 4:00 pm
Eastern on February 18, 2014  (the day before the virtual conference).
Discounts are available for NISO members and students. All virtual
conference registrants receive access to the recorded version for one year.

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Visit the event webpage to register and for more information:



Cynthia Hodgson

Technical Editor / Consultant

National Information Standards Organization

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