Kiel/Hamburg/Cologne, 13 August 2015:
The programme for the seventh conference “Semantic Web in Libraries” is final. The ZBW – Leibniz Information Centre for Economics and the North Rhine-Westphalian Library Service Centre (hbz) invite you to Hamburg from 23 to 25 November 2015. URL: www.swib.org
Among the highlights of the international conference are the keynotes from Asunción Gómez Pérez (Technical University of Madrid) on maximising the re-usability of linked library data, and from Ruben Verborgh (University of Ghent) who contrasts the survival of the Lascaux cave paintings with the life expectancy of recently created Linked Data triples.
Karen Coyle, a leading member of many library data initiatives in the last decades, looks back on mistakes made in the history of bibliographic description from MARC to Bibframe and offers propositions for radical solutions. Sarven Capadisli (University of Bonn) contributes a research perspective with his plea for a change of paradigm in scholarly communication via “Linked Research”.
On 23 November 2015, SWIB15 offers a workshop day with five parallel workshops. Not only LOD experts, but newbies also can discover new tools and technologies or find an introduction to Linked Open Data.
Since 2009, the ZBW and the North Rhine-Westphalian Library Service Centre (hbz) have organised the annual international conference “Semantic Web in Libraries”, SWIB for short. SWIB (www.swib.org) addresses topics such as Semantic Web, Linked Open Data and web-based scholarly communication in presentations, discussions and workshops both from a scientific and a practice-oriented viewpoint. Every year it invites high-level international speakers. Since 2012, the conference language has been English. Twitter: #swib15
About the North Rhine-Westphalian Library Service Centre (hbz):
The North Rhine-Westphalian Library Service Centre (hbz) stands for knowledge, information and innovation within the library and information science community. It improves constantly on the stability and performance of existing systems. The hbz picks up on innovative trends and technical approaches and offers practical solutions. The union catalogue of the hbz contains almost 19 million bibliographic records and integrates the “North Rhine-Westphalian Bibliography” and all journals of the German Journals Database (ZDB). The hbz maintains DigiBib – The Digital Library, a service currently in use at 220 institutions in Germany.The hbz also offers consortial acquisition of electronic contents, DigiLink, DigiAuskunft, the Open Access platform Digital Peer Publishing (DiPP), library statistics, the library index BIX, Linked Open Data, digitisation, digital preservation, online interlibrary lending, the evaluation project Kuali OLE, the establishment of a OER world map, and document delivery services. The hbz also stores and curates digital objects of any kind, hosts and archives websites, undertakes digital preservation of electronic deposit copies and hosts university papers and document servers.