"Libraries, Media & The Semantic Web" hosted by the BBC

The BBC hosted last wednesday, March 28, the event Libraries, Media and the Semantic Web. Journalists, archivists and software developers came together at the BBC Academy in London to hear what some of the major players in this field had to say about the concept of a semantic web.


On the media and search side:

  • Evan Sandhaus of The New York Times: rNews, a news industry standard for embedding machine-readable publishing metadata into HTML documents
  • Silver Oliver of the BBC: BBC's use of Semantic Markup
  • Dan Brickley of Schema.org

On the Libraries, Archives and Museums side:

  • Jon Voss of Historypin: Linked Open Data in Libraries, Archives and Museums (LOD-LAM) efforts around the world, and upcoming plans within that community.
  • Adrian Stevenson of  Mimas, University of Manchester: recent UK based linked data activities in the cultural heritage space, including the 'Linking Lives' project and a new World War One Discovery project.

All presentations are online available on Adrian Stevenson's blog about the event.