Web Information Systems

Lectures cover the following topics in this approximate order:
  • Introduction and Context: libraries and the web
  • Bibliographic and information theory: identity, objects, and description
  • Markup and semi-structured data: XML, Schema, XSLT
  • Inteoperability (extracting and manipulating web information)
  • Ontologies
  • Semantic web: RDF, OWL
  • Information networks
  • Practices: intellectual property, eScience, preservation of information
Slides set in pdf and appropriate examples will be posted shortly following each lecture.

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1
Course Introduction - Points on a Spectrum
2
Coherence and Invisibility: The Library Behind the Curtain
3
Internet and Web: History, Politics, Standards
4
Architecture of the World Wide Web
5
Content: What is stuff
6
Identifiers
7
Markup Language
8
Namespaces and XML Schema
9
Manipulating XML (XPath and XSLT)
10
XSLT (2)
11
XSLT 3
12
Syndication and Mashups
13
Project 1 Overview
14
Web Publishing and Editing (Atom Publication Protocol)
15
Semantic Web: Knowledge Representation on the Web
16
Semantic Web Basics (RDF)
17
RDF Meta Model and RDF Schema
18
Description Logics and Web Ontology Language
19
Inference and Querying Triple Stores(cont.)
20
Building and Testing Ontologies with Protege and Racer
21
Building and Testing Ontologies with Protege and Racer (2)
22
Microformats and RDF-A
23
Compound Information Objects
24
Scholarly Communication, Escholarship, repositories
25
Longevity and Preservation of Digital Information

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