Thursday, February 12, 2015

CFP Linked Data & RDF: New Frontiers in Metadata and Access (Amigos Online Conference - April 23, 2015)

"Linked Data & RDF: New Frontiers in Metadata and Access"
An Amigos Online Conference
April 23, 2015
Call for Presentations

Amigos Library Services is seeking presentations for its April 23 online conference, "Linked Data & RDF: New Frontiers in Metadata and Access" that will explore RDF, linked data and their applications in libraries.

RDF and the Semantic Web promise to change and enhance the way users are guided to information. Libraries are eager to enable access to their resources not only from within their catalogs but also from web searches. 

We are looking for presenters and presentations on the following topics:
  • RDF and linked data basics: explanations of what these are, how they work, and their potential for libraries and other cultural heritage institutions.
  • Innovative applications of RDF and linked data in libraries and archives
  • Searching RDF: SPARQL, the query language for RDF documents
  • Emerging standards for linked data and RDF in libraries
  • Systems for searching, displaying and inputting RDF
  • BibFrame, the LC replacement for MARC 21
  • Ontologies, OWL, RDFS

If you can speak on one of the topics or have another idea in mind, please submit your proposal to by March 5, 2015. Don't worry if you've never presented online. It's easy and we are happy to train you and will provide technical support during your presentation.

For more information about this conference, contact Bill Walker, or 800-843-8482, ext. 2853.