Monday, February 4, 2013

2012 in Review: Linked data & metadata (Week 4)

Linked data in action - the Civil War Data 150 Project
Friday 19 October 2012, 2.30pm-3.30pm
Where: Arts 1.33 / CHE Seminar Room

According to Mashable, the world’s information is doubling every two years. How does this challenge us as researchers? As well as creating new knowledge, do we have a responsibility to help make sense of this river of information by curating and creating connections?

Toby Burrows, manager of eResearch Support at UWA, spoke to us about meta data (data about data) and linked data – which provide ways for us to connect information, data and knowledge in a rapidly expanding digital universe.

It was a great chance to learn more about UWA's eResearch Support and Digital Developments Unit. Based in the Reid Library, Toby's team offer training and advice on research data management, advice on open access publishing, digitising collections and manage the UWA's Research Repository - among other things!

Toby suggested some links for those of us who wanted to learn more:

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