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NISO/DCMI Webinar: Schema.org and Linked Data: Complementary Approaches to Publishing Data
PRESENTER: Dan Brickley

DATE: April 25, 2012 
TIME: 1:00pm - 2:30pm Eastern (17:00-18:30 UTC)


Schema.org--a collaboration of the Google, Yahoo!, and Bing search engines--provides a way to include structured data in Web pages. Since its introduction in June 2011, the Schema.org vocabulary has grown to cover descriptive terms for content such as movies, music, organizations, TV shows, products, locations, news items, and job listings. The goal of Schema.org is "to improve the display of search results, making it easier for people to find the right web pages." The Schema.org initiative has emerged as a focal point for publishers of structured data in Web pages, especially but not exclusively in the commercial sector.

This webinar will explore how the publication methods of Schema.org relate to the methods used to publish Linked Data. Must data providers commit to one or the other, or can the two approaches exist side-by-side, even reinforcing each other?


Dan Brickley is best known for his work on Web standards in the W3C community, where he helped create the Semantic Web project and many of its defining technologies. Dan is currently working on outreach activities related to the Schema.org initiative. Previous work included six years on the W3C technical staff, establishing ILRT's Semantic Web group at the University of Bristol, and more recently at Joost, an Internet TV start-up, and at the Vrije University Amsterdam. He has been involved with resource discovery metadata since 1994 when he published the first HTML Philosophy guide on the Web, and has been exploring distributed, collaborative approaches to "finding stuff" ever since.

Thomas Baker, Chief Information Officer of the Dublin Core Metadata Initiative, has recently co-chaired the W3C Semantic Web Deployment Working Group and the W3C Incubator Group on Library Linked Data.

Registration is per site (access for one computer) and closes at 12:00 pm Eastern (16:00 UTC) on April 25, 2012. Discounts are available for NISO and DCMI members and students.

Can't make it on the webinar date/time? Register now and gain access to the recorded archive for one year. NISO/DCMI are holding four joint webinars in 2012. Register for three and receive the 4th for free. 

For more information and to register, visit the event webpage:

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