Tuesday 15th March, 2011
3:00pm to 4:00pm
Linked data is something many mangers have heard about but few actually understand as something other than a new technology that a lot of people are talking about. With the inventor of the Web calling for all institutional websites to have a star rating (please see link below), it is likely to become significant management rating for an institutions website. This session simplifies the technology aspects of linkeddata and talks about it in terms of business value to the institution. It will discuss how utilising linkeddata can enable data to be shared amongst departments easier to increase the ability by the institution to meet its core business needs and services. The panel talk will have direct evidence of this as institutions experiment with the value of sharing data centrally throughout the institution. Several Universities have begun to experiment with the pragmatics of institutional data for administrative systems (financial, estates, courses, library, etc.) These systems provide obvious solutions like providing a list of all rooms on campus in a spreadsheet or listing library resources in XML so they can be integrated into a new course website. The possibilities and solution this achieves for sharing data within the University enterprise is significant and this talk should not be missed by the manager who wants to save money for their institution.
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