[tdwg] DCMI/ASIS&T Joint Webinar: "Implementing Linked Data in Low-Resource Conditions"

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*Implementing Linked Data in Low-Resource Conditions*

*DCMI/ASIST Joint Webinar*
   *With Johannes Keizer (UN-FAO) & Caterina Caracciolo (UN-FAO)*

*:: Time:* 10:00am EDT (World Clock: 14:00 UTC http://bit.ly/webinar-keiser)
*:: Presenters:* Johannes Keizer & Caterina Caracciolo
*:: REVISED DATE:* Wednesday, 9 September 2015
*:: Webinar Website:*
*:: Free Registration:*
   *If you have already registered for the original date/time of this
webinar, you do not *
*   need to re-register*.


Opening up and linking data is becoming a priority for many data producers
because of institutional requirements, or to consume data in newer
applications, or simply to keep pace with current development. Since 2014,
this priority has gaining momentum with the Global Open Data in Agriculture
and Nutrition initiative (GODAN). However, typical small and medium-size
institutions have to deal with constrained resources, which often hamper
their possibilities for making their data publicly available. This webinar
will be of interest to any institution seeking ways to publish and curate
data in the Linked Data World.

Keizer and Caracciolo will provide an overview of bottlenecks that
institutions typically face when entering the world of open and linked
data, and will provide recommendations on how to proceed. They will also
discuss the use of standard and linked vocabularies to produce linked data,
especially in the area of agriculture. They will describe AGRISAs, a
web-based resource linking agricultural datasets as an example of linked
data application resulting from the collaboration of small institutions.
They will also mention AgriDrupal, a Drupal distribution that supports the
production and consumption of linked datasets.

*Redux:* *An update of a webinar first presented in 2013*.


*Johannes Keizer* has worked for the Food and Agriculture Organization of
the UN since 1998, primarily as head of the FAO documentation group. The
bibliographic database AGRIS and the multilingual concept scheme AGROVOC
were completely remodeled under his leadership. In the Office of Knowledge
Exchange, Research and Extensions, he heads a staff of 20—the AIMS
(Agricultural Information Management Standards and Services) team which
provides standards, tools, and advice for FAO stakeholders. The AIMS Team
provides the technical backbone for the global Coherence in Information for
Agricultural Research for Development (CIARD) Initiative. Through EC
framework projects such as NeON, D2Science, and agINFRA, the AIMS Team has
channeled the results of innovative European research into the
international work of FAO to combat hunger and poverty in the world.

*Caterina Caracciolo*, PhD, has served as an Information Specialist at the
Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) since 2006.
Currently, she is responsible for the AGROVOC Concept Scheme, and
participates in the GACS Working Group and the Wheat Data Interoperability
Working Group (RDA). Her main interest lay in the area of semantics for
data integration and sharing, with a special focus on data specific to the
domains of agriculture, biodiversity, natural science and environment in
the broad sense. She regularly serves on program committees for
international conferences and publishes in conference proceedings and
journals in the area of semantic web and information sharing in agriculture
and biodiversity. She has worked in various EC-funded projects and also
served as Work Package leader in the NeOn and SemaGrow projects.

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