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Mark your agenda! New Free Webinars @ AIMS on Linked Open Data

The AIMS Metadata Group of Interest is glad to announce a series of webinars called Linked Open Data @ AIMS that will take place from December 2012 to February 2013.

The traditional approach of sharing data within silos seems to have reached its end. From governments and international organizations to local cities and institutions, there is a widespread effort of opening up and interlinking their data. Linked Data, a term coined by Tim Berners-Lee in his design note regarding the Semantic Web architecture, refers to a set of best practices for publishing, sharing, and interlinking structured data on the Web.

Linked Open Data (LOD), a concept that has leapt onto the scene in the last years, is Linked Data distributed under an open license that allows its reuse for free. Linked Open Data becomes a key element to achieve interoperability and accessibility of data, harmonisation of metadata and multilinguality.

Six specialists will introduce the concepts of Linked Open Data and Semantic Web in the 6 languages used on AIMS - English, French, Spanish, Arabic, Chinese and Russian - with the objective to contextualize the initiatives related to Linked Open Data currently taking place within the AIMS Communities of Practice.  

For each webinar an announcement with more detailed information, like title and abstract, will be distributed in advance.


Linking your resources to the Data Web - slides and audio
Tom Baker, Dublin Core Metadata Initiative (DCMI)
Washington, USA
Moderator: Imma Subirats (FAO of the United Nations, Italy)



Linked Data: ¿qué es y qué nos ofrece? - slides and audio
Daniel Vila, Ontology Engineering Group, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid
Madrid, Spain
Moderator: Federico Sancho (IICA, Costa Rica)



Clarifiez le sens de vos données publiques grâce au Web de données (English) - slides
Christophe Guéret, Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences, Data Archiving and Networked Services (DANS)
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Moderator: Christophe Dupriez (DESTIN inc, Belgium)



基于网络的研讨会 “题目:理解和利用关联数据 --图情档博(LAM)作为关联数据的提供者和使用者" (English) - slides
Marcia Zeng, School of Library and Information Science, Kent State University
Kent, Ohio, USA
Moderator: Burley Zhong Wang(Sun-Yat-Sen University, China)



إبراهيم أحمد البدوي فى الويبينار الثالث عن البيانات المفتوحة المرتبطة @ معايير إدارة المعلومات الزراعية (English)
Ibrahim Elbadawi, UAE Federal eGovernment
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Moderator: Mandy Taha (Library of Alexandria, Egypt)



Введение в концепцию связанных открытых данных (English)- slides
Irina Radchenko, Centre of Semantic Technologies, Higher School of Economics
Moscow, Russian Federation
Moderator: Oksana Sivurova (Belarus Agricultural Library, Belarus)

Linked Open Data @ AIMS is not restricted to the agricultural information management community, anyone interested in an introduction to Linked Open Data and the Semantic Web may join. 

The webinars are open to anyone but places are limited. If you are interested to attend any of the webinars, send an e-mail to AIMS@fao.org at least one day before, containg the following information:

  • your name
  • your affiliation
  • your role
  • your country
  • webinar(s) that you would like to attend

As part of the CIARD MovementLinked Open Data @ AIMS is co-sponsored by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), the Inter-American Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture (IICA) and the International Association of Agricultural Information Specialists (IAALD).



1 Mar 2013
Imma Subirats

LOD@AIMS in Arabic - 5th March 2013 (11:00 Rome Time)

We are pleased to announce that the Webinar Introduction to Linked Open Data and Semantic Web in Arabic will take place next Tuesday 5th March 2013 at 11:00 (Rome Time). The session will be presented by Ibrahim Ahmed Elbadawi (Strategic Planning Specialist, at the Telecommunications Regulations Authority, United Arab Emirates) and moderated by Mandy Taha (Alexandria University Library, Egypt).

More information 

The session is open to anyone but places are limited. If you are interested to attend the webinar, send an e-mail to AIMS@fao.org, including the following information:

  • your name
  • your affiliation
  • your role
  • your country
11 Feb 2013
Imma Subirats

Webinar in Arabic - Cancelled

Due to constraints of speaker's agenda, the LOD@AIMS webinar in Arabic must be postponed. We will provide you with more information about possible dates very soon. Thanks for your patience.

21 Jan 2013
Imma Subirats

Webinar in French - Tomorrow morning

Margherita, tomorrow there is teh webinar by Christopeh Guéret in French. In case you would like to attend the webinar, just let me know and I will send you the link to the platform

18 Jan 2013
Margherita Sini

New Free Webinars @ AIMS on Linked Open Data

Damned ... i missed that!!!

18 Jan 2013
Sridhar Gutam

Margherita, the recorded

Margherita, the recorded materials are available.

21 Jan 2013
Margherita Sini


I will check for the recorded material and try to attend the following sessions... I saw there is one tomorrow...

Also, for the italian speakers here is an interesting related event: http://opendataday.it/