NISO/NFAIS December 2 Virtual Conference: Semantic Web: What's New and Cool
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: Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Time: 11:00 am - 5:00 pm Eastern

Event webpage:

Everything about information resources and tools seems to be in a transitional state. We are building a new kind of digital information environment, dubbed the Semantic Web. This event looks at a spectrum of approaches adopted in developing semantically-enhanced information resources and provides attendees with a better sense of the rate of speed at which this community is moving to achieve the Semantic Web. 
Presenters will talk about the semantic web landscape, the role linked open data plays in this environment, and current projects underway that demonstrate how the semantic web impacts the library and information community, and what experts in the wider communities are doing to achieve those goals.


* Keynote Address: Matt Turner, Chief Technical Officer, Media and Entertainment, MarkLogic Corporation
* International Cultural Informatics Collaborations: Crossing Borders Without Crossing Swords -
J. Stephen Downie, Professor and Associate Dean for Research, Graduate School of Library and Information Science, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
* Semantic Web, Linked Data: the Europeana case(s)- Antoine Isaac, R&D Manager, Europeana
* Looking Inside the Library Knowledge Vault - Jeff Mixter, Software Engineer, OCLC; Bruce Washburn, Software Engineer, OCLC
*  Getty Vocabularies and the Semantic Web - Joan Cobb, Principal IT Project Manager, Information Technology Services, J. Paul Getty Trust
* Building Smarter Books in Browsers with RDFa,, and Linked Data: Leveraging Standards & Tools in the Creation of Semantically-Enhanced Reading Systems - Jason A. Clark, Associate Professor and Head of Library Informatics and Computing, Montana State University Libraries
* Roundtable Discussion - Moderated by: Todd Carpenter, Executive Director, NISO

Registration is per site (access for one computer) and closes at 4:00 pm Eastern on Tuesday, December 1, 2015 (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.

Can't make it on the day of the virtual conference? All registrants receive access to the recorded version for one year. 

Take advantage of the Virtual Conference subscription package ( for all six of the 2015 Virtual Conferences and save 33%. (Previously held 2014 virtual conferences available in recorded versions.)
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