Dan Scott

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Dan Scott



Short Bio

Dan Scott has been a systems librarian at Laurentian University in Sudbury, Ontario, Canada since 2006. He contributes to a number of open source efforts, such as the Evergreen library system, PHP's File_MARC module, the Fedora Linux distribution, and the Mozilla Developer Network. Dan is Vice-President of the Ontario Library Information Technology Association for 2014, and was co-ordinating editor for issue 25 of the Code4Lib Journal. His research interests include publishing and consuming structured data on the web and integrating open source software and methodology into academic institutions.




Library, Academic

Linked Open Data Projects

My primary involvement with linked open data has been in implementing RDFa structured data in the Evergreen, Koha, and VuFind library systems using schema.org and representing library holdings using the GoodRelations model. In Evergreen, I've gone so far as to express structured data about the libraries themselves (contact information, operating hours, location). I presented a peer-reviewed paper on this at ESWC 2014: http://2014.eswc-conferences.org/sites/default/files/papers/paper_31.pdf

Currently, I'm working with Camilla McKay and Karen Coyle to enhance the Bryn Mawr Classical Review content to include structured data (again using RDFa with schema.org) in the existing Tcl/SGML toolchain, and we're seeing promising results for the last 17 years worth of reviews.

I have also developed and delivered RDFa with schema.org tutorials, starting with https://coffeecode.net/rdfa/codelab/ in January 2014 (which was added as one of the three recommended "Learn" resources at http://rdfa.info/learn), then leading a hands-on portion of the Linked Library Data preconference at the ALA 2014 conference (http://stuff.coffeecode.net/2014/lld_preconference/).


Laurentian University