Michael Lauruhn

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Michael Lauruhn



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Short Bio

Michael Lauruhn is Disruptive Technology Director at Elsevier Labs and is a member of Elsevier's Smart Content Center of Excellence. He began his library career as a MARC cataloger for the California Newspaper Project, part of the NEH and Library of Congress' U.S. Newspaper Program. More recently, he was a consultant with Taxonomy Strategies working with numerous private companies, nonprofits and government agencies on a variety of projects related to taxonomy, metadata and categorization. Prior to that, he held technical positions dealing with metadata within publishing and the software industry. In addition to his work at Elsevier, Michael is active with the Dublin Core Metadata Initiative (DCMI) community and served as co-Program Chair for the DCMI annual conference in 2010.

Interest in LODLAM

I am interested in the emerging and interchanging roles between repositories such as libraries and archives, and publishers and other content creators. Both sides find themselves in the position to generate, host, and consume information including content, vocabularies, and datasets. This is raising several issues including copyright, quality and trustworthiness, stability, governance, and standards.


For-Profit, Consortia and Networks, Publishing

Linked Open Data Projects

Elsevier's Smart Content initiative is continuing a program of utilizing linked data principles for Elsevier publications, content, and online delivery systems in a way that will make Elsevier a significant provider of linked data to support scholarly communication on the Web. Likewise, we are currently working with publishers to design prototypes and pilots for applications to consume open datasets to create new types of discovery experiences for our audience. In addition, we are consortium partners for the LinkedUp Project (http://linkedup-project.eu/) which is sponsoring an open competition to "push forward the exploitation of the vast amounts of public, open data available on the Web, in particular by educational institutions and organizations."


Elsevier Labs