Linked Data has gained momentum, and practitioners are eager to use its principles to derive more value from metadata. Available handbooks and training materials focus on an audience with a computer science background. However, people with a non-technical education find it hard to understand what Linked Data can mean for them. This full-day, hands-on workshop will provide an overview of methods and case studies from the handbook “Linked Data for Libraries, Archives and Museums” (2014, ALA/Neal-Schuman). Using freely available tools and data, this workshop will teach you how to clean, reconcile, enrich, and publish your metadata. Participants will learn about concepts, methods, and tools that they can use on their own, or to teach others within their own institutions, to get more value from metadata.
SETH VAN HOOLAND is an Assistant Professor at the Université libre de Bruxelles (ULB), where he leads the Master in Information Science. After a career in the private sector for a digitization company, he obtained his PhD in information science at ULB in 2009. He recently taught a special course on linked data at the Information School of the University of Washington. He is also active as a consultant for both public and private organizations.RUBEN VERBORGH is a researcher in semantic hypermedia at Ghent University – iMinds, Belgium, where he obtained his PhD in computer science in 2014. He explores the connection between semantic web technologies and the web’s architectural properties, with the ultimate goal of building more intelligent clients. Along the way, he has become fascinated by linked data, REST/hypermedia, web APIs and related technologies. He is the co-author of a book on OpenRefine and several publications on web-related topics in international journals.
– 08:30: Coffee and welcome– 09:00: Introduction – data models and the role of RDF– 09:45: Data quality and cleaning– 10:45: Coffee break– 11:00: Hands-on cleaning (+ helping participants with install issues)– 12:00: Lunch– 1:00: Reconciliation – usage of RDF extension and LCSH endpoint– 2:00: Named-Entity Recognition – usage of NER extension– 3:00: Coffee break– 3:30: Sustainable publication – REST– 4:30 Discussion regarding learning outcomes