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NISO Webinar: Return on Investment (ROI) in Linking the Semantic Web

September 28, 2011
1:00 - 2:30 p.m. (Eastern Time)


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About the Webinar

The much-heralded Semantic Web is enabled by an ability for machines to process webpages and certain data intelligently and perform better tasks on behalf of end users. Material is linked together through machine-readable statements of relationships among ideas, people, events, and places. Linked data examples are beginning to abound in the scholarly information environment, appearing from both publishers and libraries. This webinar will showcase several such examples. Presenters will describe their motivations for investment in such projects and discuss interfaces and other early outcomes.

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Todd Carpenter, Managing Director, NISO

Linked Data for Smart Content
Ellen Hays, Principal Researcher, Language Technology, Elsevier Labs

The Smart Content effort now under way at Elsevier aims to create new content from old: extracting information from existing text and combining it with additional data or assets from other sources to provide readers with new ways of understanding the facts and ideas current in their subject areas. Essential to that effort is a move to a linked data infrastructure for content of all kinds, including the semantic models underpinning many of Elsevier's new products. Ellen will discuss in particular Elsevier's Linked Data Repository and how it supports other aspects of this effort.

Linked Data and Libraries
Corey Harper, Metadata Services Librarian, New York University

Overall growth of linked data has been exponential over the past several years; however, libraries have started to participate only quite recently in publishing their bibliographic and authority data as linked data. Corey will provide an overview of library linked data as well as updates on a few specific linked data initiatives, and will touch on how archives data could also play a part in expanding the linked data universe.

Enabling Persistent Identifiers in an Open Linked Data World
Geoffrey Bilder, Director of Strategic Initiatives at CrossRef and Interim Director of Technology for ORCID

Geoffrey will discuss how the adoption of open linked data conventions can provide a foundation for long-sought-after persistent identifier interoperability.


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Registration closes on September 28, 2011 at 12:00 pm Eastern.

Registration Costs

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  • NISO Member
    • $89.00 (US and Canada)
    • $104.00 (International)
  • NASIG Member
    • $89.00
  • Non-Member
    • $119.00 (US and Canada)
    • $144.00 (International)
  • Student
    • $49.00

Additional Information

  • Registration closes at 12:00 pm Eastern on June 8, 2011. Cancellations made by June 1, 2011 will receive a refund, less a $20 cancellation fee. After that date, there are no refunds.
  • Registrants will receive detailed instructions about accessing the webinar via e-mail the Monday prior to the event. (Anyone registering between Monday and the close of registration will receive the message shortly after the registration is received, within normal business hours.) Due to the widespread use of spam blockers, filters, out of office messages, etc., it is your responsibility to contact the NISO office if you do not receive login instructions before the start of the webinar.
  • Registration is per site (access for one computer) and includes access to the online recorded archive of the webinar. If you are registering someone else from your organization, either use that person's e-mail address when registering or contact the NISO office to provide alternate contact information.
  • Webinar presentation slides and Q&A will be posted to the site following the live webinar.
  • Registrants will receive access information to the archived webinar following the event. An e-mail message containing archive access instructions will be sent within 48 hours of the event.