February 24, 2011 – Two upcoming webinars presented by ASIS&T should not be missed. On Wednesday, March 9, 2011, 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. (EST), “Introduction to Semantic Web and Linked Data will cover the basic concepts behind the semantic web and its implementation through linked data.

On  Tuesday, March 15, 2011, 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. (EST), “Linked Data, Tools and Technologies” will address the Semantic Web Activity of the W3C and how it defines the basic requirements for linked data functionality, starting with four rules and moving on with specific standards for data definition, identification, and discovery.

Facilitating both webinars is Karen Coyle, a librarian with over thirty years of experience with library technology. She has served on various standards committees, including the MARC standards group (MARBI) and NISO committee AX for the OpenURL standard, and was an ALA representative to the e-book standards development that led to the ePub standard.

To learn more and/or register for either webinar, go to the ASIS&T Website.

Melody K. Smith

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