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DCMI Webinar: Publishing SKOS concept schemes with Skosmos (2016-04-06)

Tuesday, March 29, 2016

With more and more thesauri, classifications, and other knowledge organization systems being published as Linked Data using SKOS, the question arises how best to make them available on the web. While just publishing the Linked Data triples is possible using a number of RDF publishing tools, those tools are not very well suited for SKOS data, because they cannot support term-based searching and lookup. This free webinar presents Skosmos, an open source web-based SKOS vocabulary browser that uses a SPARQL endpoint as its back-end. It can be used by e.g. libraries and archives as a publishing platform for controlled vocabularies such as thesauri, lightweight ontologies, classifications and authority files. The Finnish national thesaurus and ontology service Finto, operated by the National Library of Finland, is built using Skosmos. Osma Suominen, National Library of Finland, will describe what kind of infrastructure is necessary for Skosmos and how to set it up for your own SKOS data. He will also present examples where Skosmos is being used around the world. The webinar is presented in partnership with AIMS: Agricultural Information Management Standards. For information on how to register for this free webinar, go to http://dublincore.org/resources/training/#2016skos2r (space limited).