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Talis Open Day: Linked Data and Libraries

Register to reserve your place for the latest in the series of free Talis Platform Open days which is specify for anyone interested  in understanding and applying Linked Data in the world of National, International, Cooperative, and other large libraries.

Talis Open Day: Linked Data and Libraries
10:00 – 16:00 – Wednesday 21st July 2010
British Library Conference Centre
St Pancras

Register for the event from the Platform events page.
Location Information, from the British Library.

These Open Days are designed to introduce you to the principles, practice and potential of Linked Data.  Included is a short tutorial on RDF and the SPARQL query language, pitched at a level which will engage the technical and inform the non-technical attendees.

Linked Data is being adopted by many significant organisations across the web. and the BBC are just two that are working with Talis on applying Linked Data Semantic Web techniques and technologies.   As can be seen from the provisional agenda below, this day will (in addition to addressing general Linked Data issues) be covering leading library specific initiatives in this area.


  • Introduction to Linked Data
  • Overview of the Talis Platform
  • The Bnf Pivot project – Emmanuelle Bermes, Bibliothèque nationale de France
  • W3C Library Linked Data Incubator Group
  • RDF/SPARQL tutorial
  • Bibo – The Bibliographic Ontology
  • Finding Semantic Relationships in MARC
  • Linked Data in action

This is an ideal free day for those wanting an insight in to the potential and the practicalities of applying Linked Data to library data.   Follow this page as we announce more speakers for each of the sessions.

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