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Semantic Web Technologies and Social Searching for Librarians (20)

Robin M. Fay and Michael P. Sauers


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Gain an understanding of how metadata and the semantic web is changing search. The semantic web adds context to our data, allowing for customization, including weaving social media into search results. With greater knowledge of the technology underlying the semantic web and social search, you will hone your search skills, get ideas for exposing your library’s data, and create a better experience for your users.

Robin M. Fay is head of database maintenance for the University of Georgia Libraries. A frequent guest lecturer and teacher, her areas of interest are metadata, semantic web, and social media. Learn more at Follow Robin on Twitter: @georgiawebgurl.

Michael P. Sauers is technology innovation librarian at the Nebraska Library Commission and has been training librarians in technology for more than 15 years. A prolific writer, he is the author of 11 books and blogs at The Travelin’ Librarian. Follow Michael on Twitter @msaurs.

Chapter 5: referenced illustrations and files for download.

Robin’s slide presentations related to themes in book.

Robin and Michael talk about the book with Series Editor Ellyssa Kroski.

Table of Contents, Chapter 1, Index

Semantic Web and Social Searching