[Metadatalibrarians] Linked Data Online Course: March-April 2018

Steven J Miller mll at uwm.edu
Wed Dec 6 10:08:26 PST 2017

[Please excuse duplication in posting]

Linked Data for Beginners: 8-week online continuing education course
Dates: March 5 – April 27, 2018
Registration Opens: Monday, December 18, 2017, 6:00 AM CST
Registration Closes: Friday, February 23, 2018, 6:00 PM CST
Registration Fee: $350 ($300 for students)
Instructor: Steven J. Miller

This eight-week online course provides a gentle but solid introduction to basic linked data concepts relevant to libraries, archives, museums, and anyone working with information and data organization. Participants will be introduced to important linked data concepts and standards including the Resource Description Framework (RDF) data model, ontologies, RDFS, Web Ontology Language (OWL), SPARQL query language, Simple Knowledge Organization System (SKOS) for expressing traditional controlled vocabularies as linked data, BIBFRAME for linked library bibliographic data, and Schema.org and RDFa Lite for marking up web pages for Google and other search engines.

The course includes introductory-level, hands-on learning exercises working with the standards above using a user-friendly software interface. The course does not go into techniques for implementing linked data in practice, but provides a good conceptual foundation for that. While some prior experience working with cataloging, metadata, databases, or the like is helpful, there are no technical knowledge requirements, and no prior familiarity with any of the concepts in the course are presumed.

For more information about the course, its intended audience, and registration, see:

Posted by Steven J. Miller
Senior Lecturer Emeritus
UW-Milwaukee School of Information Studies
mll at uwm.edu

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