Practical RDF in a Publishing Environment - RDA and the Open Metadata Registry

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Chapter: New York

Date: November 12, 2009

ID: 11033289


Location: KONA HQ - New York, NY

Practical RDF in a Publishing Environment

Time Inc Ontologist Barbara McGlamery will talk about how she uses Semantic Web technologies to publish subject metadata for use on the Time Inc websites. She'll discuss the issues that have arisen when trying to integrate RDF triples with legacy CMS systems and search. The good, the bad and the ugly will be addressed with plenty of time for an in-depth conversation on any questions that may arise.

Speaker Barbara McGlamery is an ontologist with Time Inc, the Web publication division of Time, Inc. She has developed several ontologies for Time, Inc.'s web products, including,,, and

RDA and the Open Metadata Registry

In this presentation Jon will introduce Resource Description and Access (RDA) and the Open Metadata Registry vocabulary development platform to the Semantic Web Community in New York. As more and more of the world's databases are opened to the Semantic Web as linked data, there is a growing awareness of the need for upper-level ontologies and RDF vocabularies to support the dissemination of this data. For more than 150 years libraries have been developing standards for describing resources contained in the world's libraries. This year, for the first time in its long history, the library community is making that experience and knowledge freely available as a coordinated set of controlled vocabularies and upper-level ontologies. Resource Description and Access (RDA) is the international library community's new standard for resource description. A component of this standard -- the RDA Vocabularies -- will finally allow libraries to make the vast silos of library and museum metadata publicly available as semantically rich linked data, and provide the semantic web and linked data communities access to more than a century of library experience in describing resources. The Open Metadata Registry is hosting these vocabularies. The Registry is an Open Source, non-commercial project specifically designed to provide individuals, communities, and organizations an easy-to-use platform supporting the development and dissemination of multi-lingual controlled vocabularies and upper-level and domain-specific ontologies.

Speaker Jon Phipps, Metadata Management Associates.

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