Call for Papers: Open Sessions
Audiovisual and Multimedia Section (AVMS), Information Technology and Classification and Indexing Section
"Improvement of the discoverability of AV and Multimedia by transforming raw data into linked open data"
[Deadline extended to: 1 March 2016]
The IFLA Audiovisual and Multimedia Section (AVMS), Information Technology and Classification and Indexing Section invite proposals for papers to be presented at their joint session on Improvement of the discoverability of AV and Multimedia by transforming raw data into linked open data during the IFLA World Library and Information Congress in Columbus, Ohio, USA, 13-19 August 2016.
Linked Open Data (LOD) has become a prevalent and advantageous method for publishing and managing data from libraries and related organizations on the web. Linked Open Data involves the identification, machine-readability and linking of data within and between data sets. Data items in these data sets are identified by and accessible via HTTP URIs. Weaving metadata into the LOD cloud makes them better accessible and discoverable, and facilitates their integration in different scenarios. The accessibility of metadata determines the visibility of both the described content and the institution that provides the data. The process of storing, sorting, and presenting media in libraries around the globe therefore benefits significantly from the utilization of the usage of LOD and Semantic Web technologies.
In this open session we would like to view substantial LOD developments relevant to audiovisual and multimedia, and to foster the exchange of ideas and experiences among practitioners. This includes best practice and use cases from different domains such as arts and humanities, research, science and technology, and cultural heritage.
This might include:
- usage of data models
- semantic annotation
- weaving audiovisual and multimedia content into web of data
- issues in using subject and genre authority files as LOD datasets
- linkage between resources
- legal issues
- reusage of LOD sets
- The deadline for submitting a detailed abstract (500 words) and full author details is
31st January 20161st March 2016. Each abstract will be blind reviewed by members of the Audiovisual and Multimedia Section Standing Committee and co-sponsoring sections. Selection of papers is based on the abstract. Presenters will be notified whether they have been successful by the end of March 2016.
- The full paper is due on 31st May 2016 and must be an original submission not presented or published elsewhere.
- Both abstracts and full papers should be submitted as a MS Word file by e-mail. Fax or post should be used only as a last resort.
- Papers should be of 20 pages maximum, double spaced.
- The conference will be conducted in English. All proposals, papers and presentations will be required to be in English.
- 20 minutes will be allowed for a summary delivery of the paper in the Conference; the full written paper is not to be read. It is strongly recommended that the presentation is supported by a visual element using presentation software such as PowerPoint.
- The author(s) should indicate his/her personal full contact details and include a brief biographical note with the paper.
- Please note that all speaker expenses, including registration for the conference, travel, accommodation, etc., are the responsibility of the authors/presenters. No financial support can be provided by IFLA.
Please email your abstract by 1 March 2016 to:
Michael Miller, AVMS Chair Michael.firstname.lastname@example.org
Deborah Benrubi, AVMS 2016 Program Coordinator email@example.com
All proposals must be received by 1 March 2016.
At least one of the paper’s authors must be present to deliver a summary of the paper during the program in Columbus, Ohio. Abstracts should only be submitted with the understanding that the expenses of attending the conference will be the responsibility of the author(s)/presenter(s) of accepted papers.
Authors of accepted papers must complete the IFLA Authors’ Permission Form.
All expenses, including registration for the conference, travel, accommodation etc., are the responsibility of the authors/presenters. No financial support can be provided by IFLA, but a special invitation letter can be issued to authors.
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