[Humanist] 25.247 events: Dublin Core at The Hague

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                 Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 25, No. 247.
            Department of Digital Humanities, King's College London
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        Date: Thu, 25 Aug 2011 15:15:01 +0200
        From: Seth van Hooland <svhoolan at ulb.ac.be>
        Subject: DC2011 - Tutorials


DC-2011 Pre-conference Tutorials
DATE: 21 September 2011
TIME: 9:00 - 17:00
PLACE: National Library of the Netherlands, The Hague
   [Registration is available for this special day-long session only or 
for the full conference]

We are writing to invite you to participate in Dublin Core tutorials 
planned for DC-2011 at The Hague. The pre-conference tutorials are 
intended as a forum for managers of structured data vocabularies as well 
as researches and practitioners working on metadata management and 
controlled vocabularies. The following four tutorials are programmed:

Tutorial Title: An Introduction to Dublin Core
Presenter: Stephanie Taylor
Abstract: This tutorial will provide a basic introduction to the Dublin 
Core (DC) metadata set, starting with a brief overview of how and why DC 
began and how it has developed to the present day. Simple DC and 
Qualified DC will be explained, with practical examples of real-life 
usage to illustrate the application of DC in different working 
environments. The tutorial will have a 'hands on' approach, giving 
participants an opportunity to explore the elements through group work 
and to use both Simple and Qualified DC to describe objects.

Tutorial Title: Even More Dublin Core
Presenter: Emma Tonkin
Abstract: Dublin Core, like many things in life, is many things to many 
people. This tutorial starts by taking a quick tour through the 
conceptual landscape of the DCMI. We then move on to practical 
exploration, demonstrating the role of Dublin Core as a helpful Swiss 
Army knife in a well-stocked metadata toolbox. Using the vocabularies, 
schemas, concepts and processes behind Dublin Core97such as the 
Singapore Framework, we work through practical examples of: describing a 
set of resources; developing an application profile for a given purpose; 
building metadata records on the basis of a newly constructed 
application profile; and marking up web-based data with microformats. 
Finally, the tutorial takes a look at how Dublin Core fits in with the 
world of Linked Data.

Tutorial Title: SKOS (Simple Knowledge Organization System)
Presenter: Antoine Isaac
Abstract: SKOS is a data model to represent and network knowledge 
organization systems (thesauri, classification systems, etc) in RDF. 
SKOS is meant to be as easy of use as possible, fitting existing 
practices while keeping general enough to fit a high number of use cases 
and KOS configurations. In this tutorial, an introduction to the various 
features of SKOS will be given, illustrating how they can be used to 
represent existing KOS data. The tutorial will present how the vision of 
leveraging existing KOS on the web of data is being adopted in a number 
of projects, in the Cultural Heritage sector and beyond. Available 
tooling and methods for creating and publishing SKOS as well as porting 
legacy KOS data to SKOS will also be discussed.

Tutorial Title: From Dublin Core to Linked Data"
Presenter: Paul Hermans
Abstract: In this tutorial we will learn in a concrete way how to 
migrate an XML/HTML encoded Dublin Core metadata application to a linked 
data version hereof. We cover all the needed steps to:
define the identifiers (URI's) of the resources choose the right models, 
vocabularies generate links to different datasets convert to the needed 
representations (RDF/XML, turtle, HTML) and publish the data as 
dereferenceable linked data. We will also address also some FAQ's: 
reusing vocabularies or building your own, SKOS (concepts) or OWL 
(classes), how to model temporal constraints, how to apply closed world 
constraints. In closing, we give an overview of the tools and 
technologies which can be used.

If travel is not an option for any of you, remote participation may be 
possible through IRC. Please note that early-bird registration ends on 5 

We very much hope some or all of you may be able to attend what we 
expect to be a very useful event.


Muriel Foulonneau, Henri Tudor Research Centre
Stuart Sutton, University of Washington
Seth van Hooland, Université Libre de Bruxelles

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