The Semantic Web in Libraries conference, organized by HBZ and ZBW, was held in Cologne in Germany on November 26-28. The first day was dedicated to workshops. Participants were able to choose from: Introduction to Linked Open Data, Metadata Provenance, and a PhD Workshop. The remaining two days were “normal” conference days with lectures and presentations.
The major topics of the conference were:
- lessons learned from publishing the first LOD datasets,
- library metadata enrichment and integration,
- authority files,
- integration of LOD and Semantic Web technologies into productive library environments,
- new cataloguing models,
- tasks and challenges for the future.
The conference finished with a “lighting talks” session, in which participants were encouraged to give short speeches (of up to five minutes) to describe a problem, present results or look for project partners and a panel discussion.
Also included was the new BIBFRAME data model proposed by the Library of Congress. It consists of the following main classes:
- Creative Work: reflects a conceptual essence of the cataloging item,
- Instance: an individual, material embodiment of the Work,
- Authority: a resource reflecting key authority concepts (e.g. people, places),
- Annotation: decorates other BIBFRAME resources with additional information (e.g. reviews, holdings).
The presentations have been recorded. The videos are available here.