The Workshop on Data Management and Electronic Resource Management in Libraries (DERM 2014) as part of the INFORMATIK 2014 has its focus on the transition from traditional information systems in libraries to web infrastructure using semantic web and linked data technologies.

The workshop organized in cooperation between the Leipzig University of Applied Science (HTWK), the Leipzig University Library, the Institute for Applied Informatics e.V., the Saxon State and University Library and the Avantgarde Labs GmbH, addresses both data, knowledge and software engineers, as well users in the IT departments of libraries and information providers and other interested users.

In addition to the accepted talks,

  • Design and Implementation of a Library Metadata Management Framework and its Application in Fuzzy Data Deduplication and Data Reconciliation with Authority Data
    Martin Czygan
  • AMSL – Managing Electronic Resources for Libraries Based on Semantic Web
    Andreas Nareike, Natanael Arndt, Norman Radtke, Sebastian Nuck, Leander Seige, Thomas Riechert
  • Quantitative Analyses in Global and Area Studies using Graph-based Filtering of Heterogeneous Catalogue Data
    Thomas Efer, Ninja Steinbach-Hüther

are two keynotes and a panel discussion will take place, in cooperation with other workshops on semantic technologies.

  • Programming the Global Brain Semantic Web: Large-Scale Graph-based Human-Machine Computation
    Abraham Bernstein, Universität Zürich
  • Graphs, Language & Metadata – Where Semantics and BigData Intersect
    Valentin Zacharias, codecentric AG

More information and the full program can be found here:

http://aksw.org/Events/2014/DERM2014.

The semantics is unique in its kind in Europe and reflects the fact that semantic information systems are used more often. Linked Data applications and methods of the Semantic Web enables companies and big organizations to link information and to make it searchable.

http://www.semantics.cc

The conference was primarily organized this year by the research group Agile Knowledge Engineering and Semantic Web. In addition to the main conference, there will be various workshops and events in Paulinum the University of Leipzig from Monday to Wednesday. The pre-conference events are free of charge!

http://www.semantics.cc/programme/workshops/

The SEAMNTiCS addresses users from industry and administration as well as developers, researchers and consultants. With the slogan 'Transfer / Engineering / community' in numerous talks and workshops concrete applications for industries, such as pharmaceuticals, media and automotive industries that use Linked Data or text mining technologies, will be discussed.

The First DBpedia community meeting will be held at the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam on 30 January 2014. The focus of the meeting in addition is on the use of DBpedia in different areas. In a break-out session on Exploring the connection of DBpedia to Library and Cultural Heritage questions regarding use of DBpedia in the context of libraries will be discussed in the afternoon.

Scientific work with digital media such as online publications and scientific databases, is leading to new areas of research and new methodological approaches. It expands research both through novel access method and a large amount of available information. One aspect is linking of such media and databases on the web using the Linked Open Data paradigm consequently, semantic interoperability can be achieved through an alignment of vocabularies in the context of each research domains.

The focus of the workshop is on vocabularies of different domains within the humanities and social sciences, its development and publication on the Web, as well as alignment methods. The workshop addresses both scientists in the field of humanities and social science, IT experts in libraries and computer scientists. ...continue reading CfP: Workshop on OWL vocabularies within the context of digital collaboration in research

  • September, 24th 2013
  • University of Leipzig
  • Thomas Riechert, Roland Bloch, Ulf Morgenstern

  • Scientific work with digital media such as online publications and scientific databases, is leading to new areas of research and new methodological approaches. It expands research both through novel access method and a large amount of available information. One aspect is linking of such media and databases on the web using the Linked Open Data paradigm consequently, semantic interoperability can be achieved through an alignment of vocabularies in the context of each research domains.

    The focus of the workshop is on vocabularies of different domains within the humanities and social sciences, its development and publication on the Web, as well as alignment methods. The workshop addresses both scientists in the field of humanities and social science, IT experts in libraries and computer scientists.

    http://aksw.org/Events/2013/DigitaleForschungskollaboration

    • Researchgroup AKSW – University Leipzig
    • Contact: Thomas Riechert
    • E-Mail: riechert@informatik.uni-leipzig.de

    ...continue reading Workshop on OWL vocabularies within the context of digital collaboration in research

    The network named Heloise is a scientific community for the study of European university history since mediaeval times, was founded in May 2012. The participating scientists and institutions look together for technical solutions (methods and tools) to support collaboration in the adding, editing and publication of data for digital archives and catalogues. ...continue reading Atelier Heloïse 2013 – European Workshop on Historical Academic Databases

    As part of the project "Development of a data management platform for Linked Open Library Data and Eletronic Resource Management" funded by the European Regional Development Fund, the AKSW research group is collaborating with scientists at the University Library in Leipzig and the Saxon State and University Library on the develop of a triple store based data management platform. We are looking for experience developers to join the team.

    http://dmp.slub-dresden.de
    http://aksw.org/Projects/ERM

    Working Group for "German professor catalogue" decides developing a comprehensive historical research system

    The working group "German professor catalogue" held a workshop on 18th of January at the University of Leipzig. The group is represented by scientists from Leipzig professor catalogue and sibling projects of other German universities. The most important decision was to work on a joint application for a first three-year externally funded project to develop a common "German professor catalogue" from the Reformation to the present. Cooperation partner of the University of Leipzig, are the Christian-Albrechts-University of Kiel, the University of Rostock and the Herzog August Library in Wolfenbüttel. The Herzog August Library in Wolfenbüttel is providing the professor catalogue of the former University of Helmstedt. The aim of the project is to integrate data of the participating institutions. The professor catalogues of individual universities remain local and scientific search can be made from a common search system.

    As academic career paths in the past, usually led through several stages, the new catalogue will provide a variety of stimuli for the history of science research. Thus, historians trace in future vocation paths, historic landscapes formation or development of academic disciplines. Furthermore, the data can be linked with other biographical resources on the Internet, about the New German Biography, various biographical regional portals and the bibliographic data of the German National Library. This networking will lead to a significant simplification of research and highlighting the not yet visible connections.

    In Leipzig in 2006, a team of historians of the chair of Modern History and computer scientists from the "Agile Knowledge Engineering and Semantic Web" research group started the Leipzig professor catalog "Catalogus Professorum Lipsiensium". This all Leipzig professors recognized since the founding of the University in 1409 and documented their career and their academic achievements.

    Professor at the German catalogue initiative also works the team of Prof. Dr. Oliver Auge of the Department of Regional History with emphasis on the history of Schleswig-Holstein in the Middle Ages and early modern times, Christian-Albrechts-University of Kiel. These give rise to the 350-year anniversary of the founding of the university in 2015, an online catalogue of all the professors of the period 1919-1965. Founded in 1419 the University of Rostock took their upcoming anniversary as an opportunity to develop a catalogue of all their professors (Catalogus Professorum Rostochiensium), which is mostly already online. The Herzog August Bibliothek Wolfenbüttel owns a large part of the tradition of the former University of Helmstedt and offers a portal with information about professors, courses, students and university publications of the once busy university.

    The "German professor catalogue" should form the central prosopographical platform for the German higher education landscape of the modern era.

    Contacts are

    Websites the professor catalogues:

    The planed catalogue:

    http://www.deutscher-professorenkatalog.uni-kiel.de

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    The Centre Virtuel de la Connaissance sur l'Europe (CVCE) and the Jean Monnet Chair in History of European Integration and its Research Programme ‘Digital Humanities Luxembourg' -DIHULUX (research unit Identités-Politiques-Sociétés-Espaces [IPSE]), organised the DHLU Symposium 2012.

    This Symposium addressed both methodological aspects and the theoretical and institutional implications of the public dissemination of research results, focusing on digitised and online published sources as well as on websites themselves, which will be analysed as born digital sources. The potential of this innovative research approach was also be explored and emphasised.

    Together with Christian Rau, we presented the Catalogus Professorum Lipsiensis.
    The talk is available online.

    During the Symposium participation on twitter was very high....