NISO/DCMI Webinar: Dublin Core: The Road from Metadata Formats to Linked Data
The National Information Standards Organization (NISO) and the Dublin Core Metadata Initiative (DCMI) are pleased to announce a new educational partnership, starting with a webinar on "Dublin Core: The Road from Metadata Formats to Linked Data," to be held Wednesday, August 25th, from 1:00 - 2:30 p.m. (eastern time).
Created in 1995, the Dublin Core was a result of the early phase of the web revolution. While most saw the Dublin Core as a simple metadata format, or as a set of descriptive headers embedded in web pages, a few of its founders saw it as a cornerstone of a fundamentally new approach to metadata. In the shadow of search engines, a Semantic Web approach developed in the early 2000s, reaching maturity in 2006 with the Linked Data movement, which uses Dublin Core as one of its key vocabularies.
This webinar will discuss the difference between traditional approaches based on record formats and the Linked Data approach, based on metadata "statements" designed to be merged across data silo boundaries. Focusing on the dual role of Dublin Core as a format and as a Semantic Web vocabulary, this webinar will discuss new technologies for bridging the gap between traditional and Linked Data approaches, highlighting how old ideas such as embedded metadata have been reinvented with new web technologies and tools to solve practical problems of resource discovery and navigation.
Speakers and topics are:
. Dublin Core in the Early Web Revolution Makx Dekkers, Managing Director and CEO, Dublin Core Metadata Initiative Ltd. (DCMI)
. What Makes the Linked Data Approach Different Thomas Baker, Chief Information Officer, DCMI Ltd.
. Designing Interoperable Metadata on Linked Data Principles Thomas Baker, Chief Information Officer, DCMI Ltd.
. Bridging the Gap to the Linked Data Cloud Makx Dekkers, Managing Director and CEO, Dublin Core Metadata Initiative Ltd. (DCMI)
Registration is per site (defined as access for one computer). NISO and NASIG members may register at a discounted rate. A student discount is also available. Can't make it on the scheduled date or time? Registrants receive access to the recorded version for one year, which can be viewed at your convenience.
Information source: DIGLIB