Ruben Verborgh will talk about "Linked Happily Ever After".
Linked Data has become an inevitable reality for many libraries. And that is a good thing, because it enables data integration at a scale that was not possible before. At the same time, it also comes with many challenges. What are the “good” ways of doing Linked Data? How can we do it efficiently, at a reasonable cost? And of course: how can we ensure that the efforts we do today pay off in the future? This last question is the main focus of this talk. I will explain what sustainability means in the context of Linked Data, and on which constants we can rely within an ever changing technological landscape. Expect a mix of vision and concrete advice, but mostly solid, down-to-earth discussions on what Linked Data will mean for libraries now and in the future.
The talk will be followed by a panel discussion with:
Beat Estermann, deputy head of the research unit Linked & Open Data at the E-Government Institute of the Bern University of Applied Sciences.
René Schneider, Professor for Information Science, Haute Ecole de Gestion, Geneva
About the speaker:
Ruben Verborgh is a researcher in semantic hypermedia at Ghent University – iMinds, Belgium and a postdoctoral fellow of the Research Foundation Flanders. He explores the connection between Semantic Web technologies and the Web’s architectural properties, with the ultimate goal of building more intelligent clients. Along the way, he became fascinated by Linked Data, REST/hypermedia, Web APIs, and related topics.
The talk will take place on Monday 5 December at 1530 in the Room Georges Charpak (Room F).
The talk is part of the series of "Library Science Talks" jointly organized by the Zentralbibliothek Zurich, CERN and the Association of International Librarians and Information Specialists (AILIS).