SWIB11 (Semantic Web in Libraries) Conference

Nov. 28, - Nov. 30, 2011
Location: Hamburg, Germany,

SWIB11 (Semantic Web in Libraries) 28.-30.11.2011 in Hamburg publishes conference program and opens registration




A rising number of actors in librarianship and its related fields are experimenting with Semantic Web technologies and Linked Open Data (LOD). The LOD cloud as a whole grew by 300% in 2010, whereas the amount of data relevant for libraries grew by nearly 1000%.

For many, the question now arises how to integrate their holdings into the LOD cloud and how to embed externally provided LOD data into their own applications, adding value through cross-domain linking. The first conference day will focus on the corresponding infrastructure requirements.


At the same time, the principles and workflows of traditional scholarly communication and publication are under scrutiny with a view to a consistently web-based data and service infrastructure comprising the entire research and publication process. Concepts like "Semantic Publishing", "Enhanced Publications" or "Research Objects" mark the re-orientation of academic work, away from monolithic, comparatively unflexible and barely interlinked reference points towards a distributed, comparatively granular data infrastructure which is continuously accessible to researchers and into which their contributions recognizably return. These developments will be discussed on the second day of the conference.


For the first time we offer workshops and tutorials on the day before the main conference, providing introductions into Linked Open Data for newcomers and practice-oriented discussion of selected problems.


The conference will again - as in 2009 and 2010 - be organised by the North Rhine-Westphalian Library Service Centre (hbz), Cologne, and the German National Library of Economics - Leibniz Information Centre for Economics (ZBW), Kiel and Hamburg.






28.11. Workshops

13:00 - 19:00

(in parallel - arrival from 12:15) 


Einführung in Linked Open Data

Felix Ostrowski (HU Berlin and hbz), Pascal Christoph (hbz)


RDF-Daten in eigenen Anwendungen nutzen

Jakob Voß (GBV)


An Introduction to Memento and Open Annotation Herbert van de Sompel (Los Alamos National Laboratory)


Pragmatische Ansätze für den Umgang mit 'Enhanced Publications'

in existierenden Repository-Umgebungen

Anouar Boulal (hbz), Martin Iordanidis (hbz), Jochen Schirrwagen (TU Berlin)



29.11. Conference

9:15 - 17:30

(arrival from 8:30)



Klaus Tochtermann (ZBW)

Silke Schomburg (hbz)


How Linking Changes the Role of Library Data: Examples

from the Wider World

Thomas Baker (Dublin Core Metadata Initiative)


The High and Lows of Library Linked Data

Adrian Stevenson (UKOLN)


Cataloguers as the Ultimate Reasoning Machines - Training

Cataloguers to Create Intelligent Linked Library Data

Rurik Greenall (NTNU University Library)


Ausleihdaten aus Bibliotheken als Linked Open Data publizieren

und nutzen

Magnus Pfeffer, Philipp Maaß (Hochschule der Medien in Stuttgart)


Pragmatic Linked Data at the University of Southampton

Christopher Gutteridge (University of Southampton)


culturegraph.org - Aufbau eines Hubs für Linked Library Data

Markus Geipel (DNB), Adrian Pohl (hbz)


Linked-Data-based Web Services für die Wirtschaftswissenschaften

Joachim Neubert (ZBW)


Ontologiegesteuerte wissenschaftliche Recherche mit RODIN

René Schneider, Fabio Ricci, Javier Belmonte (HEG, Genf)


Explorative Recherche-Interfaces für Library Linked Data

Ulrike Krabo (Österreichischer Bibliothekenverbund)


Linked Data Light - Linkaggregation mit BEACON

Jakob Voß (GBV)



30.11. Conference

Focus: Scholarly Communication in the Web of Data

9:00 - 17:30


Tipping the Sacred Cow: Thinking Beyond the Journal System

Herbert van de Sompel (Los Alamos National Laboratory)


Notes on Bibliographica

William Waites (Open Knowledge Foundation)


Enhanced Publications, Linked Data und Erfahrungen aus dem


Wolfram Horstmann (Universität Bielefeld)


Das LODUM Projekt: Transparente Forschung auf Basis von

Linked Library Data

Carsten Keßler, Tomi Kauppinen, Umut Tas (Universität Münster)


Dokumentation des Forschungsprozesses in einer Bibliothek

als Linked Data

Benjamin Zapilko (GESIS), Brigitte Mathiak (Universität Trier)


What Needs to Happen in a Scholarly Publishing Reform?

Björn Brembs (FU Berlin)


The Open Citation Corpus and the SPAR Ontologies

David Shotton (University of Oxford)


Lightning Talks


Panel discussion

Linked Open Data für die zukünftige wissenschaftliche

Informationsinfrastruktur in Deutschland