Kiel/Hamburg/Köln, 7 December 2018. The tenth international conference “Semantic Web in Libraries” brought together more than 150 participants from 25 countries. Real heavyweights of the field gave the keynotes: James Hendler, founder of the Semantic Web, and Mia Ridge from the British Library.
150 participants from five continents, many others who followed via livestream, and a lively discussion on Twitter using the #swib18 hashtag – that’s the final score of the international conference “Semantic Web in Libraries” 2018. The programme consisted of six workshops held on the pre-conference day and 17 presentations on the two main conference days. The technical developments presented there showed once more promising ways to improve and simplify access to the collections of libraries and other memory institutions.
Here you can find all contents and impressions from the SWIB18 – Semantic Web in Libraries for reading and viewing:
About the SWIB:
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: #swib18
In 2019, the SWIB will be held in Hamburg from 25 til 27 November 2019.
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 more than 20 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 267 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 Linked Open Data service Iobid, digitisation, digital preservation, online interlibrary lending, the evaluation project OLE/FOLIO, 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.