Twelfth SWIB conference – Semantic Web in Libraries – completely on the Web, open for a wide audience

Experts on Linked Open Data meet online from 23 until 27 November 2020.

SWIB20 - Semantic Web in Libraries

Kiel/Hamburg/Köln, 4 November 2020: The ZBW – Leibniz Information Centre for Economics and the North Rhine-Westphalian Library Service Centre (hbz) invite you to the twelfth SWIB conference which will be held as a fully digital event from 23 until 27 November 2020. The presentations and workshops will discuss LOD projects and applications, Open Source software, standards and Best Practices. The keynote speaker is Audrey Tang, Digital Minister of Taiwan.

SWIB – Semantic Web in Libraries is an annual international conference which discusses the linking of structured data with semantic technologies. This year’s SWIB focuses on automatic indexation, the BIBFRAME data model for bibliographic data and persistent identifiers.

Audrey Tang, who fights the Covid-19 pandemic with an approach of digital democracy and relies on Fast, Fair and Fun as key attributes, will emphasise the social element of Open Science in her keynote address Open Data & Social Innovation: Experiences from Taiwan. Another top-level speaker is Matt Miller from the Library of Congress who will talk about the linking of LOC authority files with those from Wikidata.

In order to enable participants from many different time zones to attend, the digital conference will take place on five consecutive days for two-and-a-half hours in the afternoon (CET).

Media representatives are cordially invited to report on the SWIB 2020.

Twitter: @swibcon
Twitter Hashtag: #swib20
Location: On the Web
Conference hours: 23 until 27 November 2020 daily from 3 p.m. til 5.30 p.m. (CET)
Accreditation: Registration as a participant

About SWIB:

Since 2009, the ZBW – Leibniz Information Centre for Economics and the North Rhine-Westphalian Library Service Centre (hbz) have organised the annual international conference “Semantic Web in Libraries”, SWIB for short. SWIB  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: #swib20.
Twitter: #swib20.

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.