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Purpose: Provides a forum for discussion of issues related to Linked Library Data and the role of library metadata in the Semantic web. Goals include: raising awareness of Semantic Web technologies, such as the Resource Description Framework (RDF) and the use of URIs as identifiers within bibliographic descriptions; promoting research on linked data challenges, such as domain modeling and vocabulary selection and design; and informing the ongoing development of existing metadata standards for Libraries, Archives and Cultural Heritage Institutions.

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LDIG discussion session - "The Semantic Web": Twenty Years Later

  • 1.  LDIG discussion session - "The Semantic Web": Twenty Years Later

    Posted Jun 02, 2021 01:48 PM

    "The Semantic Web": Twenty Years Later - A Core Discussion

    25 June, 2021, 3-4 p.m. CDT (view the event time for your time zone here)
    *with apologies for cross-posting

    In May 2001, Tim Berners-Lee, James Hendler, and Ora Lassila published the seminal article "The Semantic Web" in Scientific American ( This work has shaped both the World Wide Web and the larger information landscape. As libraries have adapted to these changes and the vision that was outlined, there is still a gap between the ideal and reality. 

    To mark the 20th anniversary of this publication, this discussion will allow participants to share and hear from colleagues how the Semantic Web has impacted our work (or not) and how libraries are evolving (or not) based on these changes.  Attendees are encouraged to revisit the article prior to the discussion.

    Register for the session using this link. Attendance is free.

    More information about all ALA Core events taking place during ALA Annual is available here.

    Benjamin Riesenberg
    Metadata Librarian
    University of Washington