Workshops (Saturday | Sunday)

Saturday Workshops section

COAR Workshop section

1/2 Day Workshop

Controlled Vocabularies are one of the semantic glues that binds open access repositories and scholarly communication infrastructures together. They offer great benefit to the community, because they ensure interoperability between repositories and repository content, and facilitate greater discovery, tracking and re-use of research materials.

This workshop will present and discuss a set of controlled vocabularies in bibliographic metadata describing research outputs, focusing on types of documents, access rights, version and data types/value. They are being developed through the use of semantic products and standards and are the work of the COAR Interest Group on “Controlled Vocabularies for Repository Assets”, established in 2014.

Facilitators/Presenters

  • Pedro Príncipe, Universidade do Minho, Portugal
  • Jochen Schirrwagen, University of Bielefeld, Germany
  • Imma Subirats, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, Italy

Building Curriculum Workshop section

1/2 Day Workshop

Over the past two years, the "Learning Linked Data for Professional Education" project funded by the U.S. Institute for Museum and Library Services (IMLS) has brought together Linked Data experts to develop and publish the Competency Index for Linked Data (CI) comprised of RDF-based, machine-actionable statements of the knowledge and skills necessary to the effective practice of Linked Data principles. In addition, the project has described nearly 500 learning resources covering all aspects of Linked Data and mapped them to the competencies in the CI that they address. Both CI and learning resources have been made available through the "Exploring Linked Data" website.

The Workshop will assist participants in taking advantage of the CI, site, tools, and resources in structuring approaches to teaching different audiences about Linked Data. The workshop will begin with a brief overview of the development of the CI, and the associated tools and website created for organizing and exposing learning resources associated with that index. Workshop participants will form small groups to begin developing modules focused on specific areas of Linked Data, with the goal of storing these modules for others to use on the website as learning trajectories--pathways through sets of competencies with associated learning resources.

The outcome of the workshop will be specific modules oriented toward teaching different aspects of linked data that will be available to the broader community through the website. Session organizers will be capturing ideas and feedback on how the toolset might be enhanced and expanded, as well as capturing priorities from the participants on next steps for further development of services associated with the effort.

Facilitators/Presenters

  • Thomas Baker, DCMI Chief Information Officer (Communications, Research and Development), Germany
  • Michael Crandall, Principal Research Scientist, Information School, University of Washington, United States
  • Marjorie M.K. Hlava, President, Access Innovations/Data Harmony, United States
  • Stuart A. Sutton, Managing Director, DCMI & Professor Emeritus,Information School, University of Washington, United States
  • Marcia Lei Zeng, Professor, School of Library and Information Science, Kent State University, United States

NKOS Workshop section

Full Day Workshop

The NKOS workshop will be comprised of research projects and developments related to next-generation Networked Knowledge Organization Systems/Services (NKOS) in digital information services. This Workshop builds on the well-attended NKOS workshops at previous ECDL, TPDL, and JCDL conferences.

The Workshop will explore the potential of Knowledge Organization Systems, such as classification systems, taxonomies, thesauri, ontologies, and lexical databases in the context of current developments and possibilities. The workshop provides an opportunity to discuss projects, research and development activities, evaluation approaches, lessons learned, and research findings. A further objective is to systematically engage in discussions in common areas of interest with selected related communities and to investigate potential co-operation.

The Workshop is supported by the international NKOS network, its website and discussion list.

Workshop Organizers:

  • Koraljka Golub, Department of Library and Information Science, School of Cultural Sciences, Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Linnaeus University, Sweden
  • Joacim Hansson, Department of Library and Information Science, School of Cultural Sciences, Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Linnaeus University, Sweden
  • Maria Johnsson, Section of Scholarly Communication, Lund University Library, Lund University, Sweden
  • Monica Lassi, Section of Scholarly Communication, Lund University Library, Lund University, Sweden
  • Douglas Tudhope, Hypermedia Research Group, Faculty of Computing, Engineering and Science University of South Wales, United Kingdon

Sunday Workshops section

Design Linked Data Workshop section

Full Day Workshop

Do you have resources you want to publish on the Web? Don't know where you should begin or how those resources should or can be described?

Working in groups with common interests, workshop participants will engage in hands-on activities developing an application profile (AP). We invite participants to bring their own real world problems in order to ground the activities of the workshop in practical ways. By the end of the workshop, participants will understand the concept of AP, the processes used in their development, and their importance to the Linked Open Data ecosystem. Participants will engage in hands-on activities developing an application profile. Groups will be comprised of people with comment interests or context of application.

An AP is a kind of schema and documentation that: (a) defines metadata records, (b) describes the structure and the content of those records, (c) defines which properties will be used from existing schemas and those you need to create, and (d) teaches you how optimized the result for your application domain. application profiles are a central construct in developing semantically interoperable metadata for the Web and understanding the processes in their development is central to creating metadata that speaks the language of the Linked Open Data ecosystem.

Facilitators/Presenters

  • Ana Alice Baptista, Professor, Information Systems Department & Researcher, Centro ALGORITMI, University of Minho, Portugal
  • Eva Méndez, Professor, Universidad Carlos III, Spain
  • Mariana Malta, Researcher, Centro ALGORITMI, University of Minho & CEISE/ISCAP/IPP (Instituto Superior de Contabilidade e Administração do Porto/Politécnico do Porto), Portugal
  • Thomas Baker, DCMI Chief Information Officer (Communications, Research and Development), Germany



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