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Adding Value to Content through Linked Data – 4pm in E353A

July 17, 2012 @ 8:00 pm – 9:30 pm
McCormick Conference Center

Tuesday, July 17, 2012 4:00PM – 5:30PM

Description: Linked Data is about using the Web to connect related data that wasn’t previously linked. This session will provide an overview of linked data, its sources, and the value that information specialists can delivery through linking and integrating content and data from open sources.
Joseph Busch’s slides (pdf)
Joel Richard’s slides (pdf)

Joseph Busch is the Founder and Principal Consultant of Taxonomy Strategies. Taxonomy Strategies guides global companies, government agencies, international organizations and not-for-profits such as Nike, Oracle, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the International Monetary Fund and Harvard Business Publishing in developing metadata frameworks and taxonomy strategies. We provide a very high level of expertise to our clients. Before founding Taxonomy Strategies, Joseph Busch held management positions at Interwoven, Metacode Technologies, the Getty Information Institute and PriceWaterhouse. He is a Past President of the American Society for Information Science and Technology (, and past member of the Board of Directors of the Dublin Core Metadata Initiative (

Joel Richard is the lead Web Developer for the Smithsonian Libraries and has over eighteen years of experience in software, web development and internet technology. He received his Bachelor of Science in Computer Science from the State University of New York at Stony Brook in 1994. He is currently becoming an expert in Drupal by rebuilding the Libraries’ substantial website into a Drupal-based Digital Library centered around Linked Open Data.

Sponsor: Taxonomy Division

Co-Sponsors: Government Information Division

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