Extending Schema.org - A View From the Bibliographic World
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  Richard Wallis   Richard Wallis
Technology Evangelist & Founder
Data Liberate


Wednesday, August 20, 2014
10:15 AM - 11:00 AM

Level:  All - General Audience

As Chair of the Schema Bib Extend W3C Community Group, Richard has been in an ideal place to watch as a general purpose vocabulary was applied to traditionally richly described resources such as books, articles and library holdings.

From the setting up of a community to the very different approach to that of creating a domain specific vocabulary; from the compromises that the generic imposes to the potential for broad consumption - it has been an interesting journey. He will share some of the experiences and lessons learned, and discuss the potential for significant benefits by applying the results in and beyond the domain of libraries.

Richard Wallis has assisted with the EDMC’s FIBO for Schema.org efforts as Developer Advocate working with Google. He is a Technology Evangelist and Consultant at the forefront in promoting, explaining, and applying new and emerging Web and Semantic Web technologies. Richard is well known on the conference platform in the Semantic Web, Library, and Information Management sectors. Richard is a co-founding member of the W3C’s FIBO and Tourism data community groups, Chair of the W3C Schema Bib Extend community group, and active in several others. He is Evangelist and Founder at Data Liberate.

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