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Free Webinar: In Two Parts: From Use to Extension

Posted By James L. Soe Nyun, Friday, November 13, 2015

Join Independent consultant Richard Wallis, former Technology Evangelist for OCLC, currently working with Google on, for this two part, in-depth mini-series look at, its use, and extension in the bibliographic and wider domains beyond. (Full details:

Part 1: Fit For a Bibliographic Purpose (Note that as of this writing, November 13, the first session is full)

Date/Time: Wednesday, 18 November 2015 at 10:00am-11:15am EST (UTC 15:00:00 - World Clock:

Abstract: In this first webinar in the series, Independent Consultant, Richard Wallis, traces the history of the vocabulary, plus its applicability to the bibliographic domain. He will share the background to, and activities of, the Schema Bib Extend W3C Community Group he chairs; why it was set up; how it approached the creation of bibliographic extension proposals; and how those proposals were shaped. He will then review the current status of the vocabulary and the recent introduction of the and extensions. Although Richard will be using bibliographic examples, the content of this webinar will be of interest and relevance to those in other domains, and/or considering other extensions.

Part 2: Extending Potential and Possibilities

Date/Time: Wednesday, 2 December 2015, 10:00am-11:15am EST (UTC 15:00:00 - World Clock:

Abstract: In this second more technical webinar in the series, Independent Consultant, Richard Wallis, explains the extension mechanism, for external and reviewed/hosted extensions, and their relationship to the core vocabulary. He will take an in-depth look at, demonstrate, and share experiences in designing, and creating a potential extension to the vocabulary. He will step through the process of creating the required vocabulary definition and examples files on a local system using a few simple tools then sharing them on a publicly visible temporary cloud instance before proposing to the group.

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