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Schema.org in Two Parts: From Use to Extension
DCMI/ASIST Joint Webinar

:: Presenter: Richard Wallis
:: Times: 10:00am - 11:15am EST (UTC 15:00:00)
:: Dates: Wednesday, Part 1 - 18 Nov. 2015 | Part 2 - 2 Dec. 2015
:: Part 1 Free Registration: http://bit.ly/wallis-part1
:: Part 2 Free Registration: Coming soon (check Webinar Website above)


When it was first introduced in 2011 Schema.org was seen by many as a grab, by Google and other search engines, for the semantic web landscape, or as something only of interest to the SEO community wanting their products displayed more prominently in search results. It was therefore somewhat of a surprise to the library community when, less than a year later, the global library cooperative OCLC introduced Schema.org structured data markup into the pages for the 300 million plus resources on Worldcat.org.

Things have changed significantly since those early days. Schema.org structured data is now published on over 10 million web domains; the vocabulary has expanded to include over 600 Types and nearly 1,000 Properties; it’s core capability for describing bibliographic resources has been greatly extended. There is now a specific bibliographic extension -- bib.schema.org and, Schema.org implementations and discussions are becoming common in the library community.

Join Independent consultant Richard Wallis, former Technology Evangelist for OCLC, currently working with Google on Schema.org, for this two part, in-depth mini-series look at Schema.org, its use, and extension in the bibliographic domain and beyond.

PART 1 WEBINAR: Fit For a Bibliographic Purpose

Date/Time: Wednesday, 18 November 2015 at 10:00am-11:15am EST (UTC 15:00:00 - World Clock: http://bit.ly/Webinar-1_Wallis)

Abstract: In this first webinar in the series, Independent Consultant, Richard Wallis, traces the history of the Schema.org vocabulary, plus its applicability to the bibliographic domain. He will share the background to, and activities of, the Schema Bib Extend W3C Community Group he chairs; why it was set up; how it approached the creation of bibliographic extension proposals; and how those proposals were shaped. He will then review the current status of the vocabulary and the recent introduction of the bib.schema.org and auto.schema.org extensions. Although Richard will be using bibliographic examples, the content of this webinar will be of interest and relevance to those in other domains, and/or considering other extensions.

PART 2 WEBINAR: Extending Potential and Possibilities

Date/Time: Wednesday, 2 December 2015, 10:00am-11:15am EST (UTC 15:00:00 - World Clock: http://bit.ly/Webinar-2_Wallis)

Abstract: In this second more technical webinar in the series, Independent Consultant, Richard Wallis, explains the Schema.org extension mechanism, for external and reviewed/hosted extensions, and their relationship to the core Schema.org vocabulary. He will take an in-depth look at, demonstrate, and share experiences in designing, and creating a potential extension to the vocabulary. He will step through the process of creating the required vocabulary definition and examples files on a local system using a few simple tools then sharing them on a publicly visible temporary cloud instance before proposing to the Schema.org group.


Richard Wallis Independent Consultant, is a distinguished thought leader in Linked Data and Semantic Web who has been at the forefront of the emergence of these technologies for over 20 years. He is Chair of the Schema Bib Extend, and Schema Architypes, W3C Community Groups and evangelist for the adoption of Linked Data in cultural heritage and the wider Web. He has an international reputation for insightful and entertaining keynote sessions at library, Web, and Semantic Web focused events. Currently working with OCLC, Google, and the banking industry on the extension, application and use of the Schema.org vocabulary; he is a pragmatist who believes in searching for implementable solutions.

--Free Registration now for Part 1 at http://bit.ly/wallis-part1
--Free Registration for Part 2 (announcement coming soon on Webinar Website)

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