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Metadata and Linked Data seminar, Edinburgh,12 September

LOD2aCIG Scotland is pleased to announce our 5th linked data event, which will take place in Edinburgh on the 12 of September.

This year we are delighted to welcome speakers from the British Library, the Bibliothèque nationale de France, the Universities of Edinburgh and St Andrews, the RDA Steering Committee, and the National Library of Scotland, with other speakers to be confirmed.

Speakers will describe the practice and challenges of implementing linked data in a library and information environment, from local pilots and experiments to national services.  The opportunities and challenges that linked data presents to cataloguers, libraries and the wider information landscape will be explored, with speakers describing their organisation’s experience, as well as providing an insight into national metadata strategies.

The seminar will be of interest to professionals involved in cataloguing, metadata, resource discovery, and data interoperability, with an interest in linked data, open data and the semantic web.


  • Event        Metadata and Linked Data: projects, experiments and services in libraries
  • Date          Monday 12th September 2016
  • Time         10:00-16:00 (registration and refreshments 10:00-10:30)
  • Venue       Edinburgh Centre for Carbon Innovation,  High School Yards, Infirmary Street, Edinburgh EH1 1LZ
  • Cost           £60 (online booking fees apply)

A buffet lunch will be provided.

The full programme is still to be announced, but confirmed speakers include:

  • Alan Danskin, British Library, describing linked data initiatives and BL metadata strategy
  • Mélanie Roche, Bibliothèque nationale de France, describing linked data intiatives at the BnF
  • Gordon Dunsire, RDA Steering Committee, describing RDA linked data work
  • Alasdair MacDonald & Ruby Wilkins, Edinburgh University Library, describing a project to link authorities across local datasets
  • Janet Aucock, St Andrews University Library, providing a cataloguer’s linked data perspective
  • Alexandra De Pretto, National Library of Scotland, describing experiments with linked data at the national library
  • Dr Torsten Reimer, Imperial College London, providing an overview of ORCID and the benefits for global scholarly communication systems

To reserve your place please register via Eventbrite at

We look forward to seeing you in Edinburgh in September.

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