Webinar@AIMS: How to select appropriate encoding strategies for producing LOD-enabled bibliographic data (31st July 2013)

The AIMS Metadata Group of Interest is pleased to announce the webinar How to select appropriate encoding strategies for producing Linked Open Data (LOD)-enabled bibliographic data

This event is part of the series of webinars Linked Open Data @ AIMS that started in December 2012. The objective of Linked Open Data @ AIMS is to introduce information management specialist into the initiatives related to the Semantic Web currently taking place within the AIMS Community of Practice.

About the webinar

The webinar will be based on LODE-BD Recommendations - Linked Open Data (LOD)-enabled bibliographical data- which aims at providing bibliographic data providers of open repositories with a set of recommendations that will support the selection of appropriate encoding strategies for producing meaningful Linked Open Data (LOD)-enabled bibliographical data (LODE-BD).

The LODE-BD recommendations are applicable for structured data describing bibliographic resources such as articles, monographs, theses, conference papers, presentation materials, research reports, learning objects, etc. – in print or electronic format.

More information at LODE-BD Recommendations 2.0

In the discussion round of the LODE-BD Webinar some useful sources for locating LOD datasets, vocabularies, properties, and examples of bibliographic data were mentioned. Here are the links to some of them.


31st July 2013 - 16:00 Rome Time (Use Time Converter to calculate the time difference between your location and Rome , Italy)


  • Marcia Zeng, professor at the School of Library and Information Science, Kent State University (Kent, Ohio, USA),
  • Imma Subirats, knowledge and information management officer at the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (Rome, Italy).

How to join

The session is open to anyone but places are limited. If you are interested to attend the webinar, send an e-mail to [email protected], containing the following information:

  • your name
  • your affiliation
  • your role
  • your country

System requirements

Once you have requested to attend the webinar, you will receive an e-mail confirming your place with an URL access. Make sure that:

  • you have good internet connection
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 7, 8, 9, 10; Mozilla Firefox; Google Chrome
  • Adobe® Flash® Player 10.3. If in doubt, go to Checking system requirements of the web conferencing programm Adobe Connect.


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).