Conferences and other events about knowledge graphs, linked data and related topics
Many, if not all, in-person events have been cancelled or postponed.
These have not yet been reflected in these event listings so always check the linked event site for the most up-to-date information concerning any given event.
I hope to update the site with better information soon, including new virtual event categories.
Linked Data for the Perplexed Librarian
April 20 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm PDTFree
“Linked data is already happening right now, evident in projects from Big Tech and the Wikimedia Foundation as well as the web pages of library service platforms. The goal of exposing cultural institutions’ records to the web is as important as ever—but for the non-technically minded, linked data can feel like a confusing morass of abstraction, jargon, and acronyms. Get conversant with Linked Data for the Perplexed Librarian, published by ALA Editions in collaboration with the Association of Library Collections and Technical Services (ALCTS). In this monograph, Scott Carlson, Cory Lampert, Darnelle Melvin, and Anne Washington:
- summarize the origins of linked data, from early computers and the creation of the World Wide Web through RDF;
- walk readers through the practical, everyday side of creating, identifying, and representing semantically rich linked data using as an example the funk classic Mothership Connection album from the band Parliament;
- explain the concept of ontologies;
- explore such linked data projects as Open Graph, DBpedia, BIBFRAME, and Schema.org’s Bib Extension;
- offer suggested solo and group entry-level projects for linked data-curious librarians who wish to dive deeper; and
- provide a handy glossary and links to additional resources.”