Dr. Jane Greenberg, professor and director of the Metadata Research Center at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s School of Information and Library Science (SILS), recently served as lead co-editor of a special issue of Library Hi Tech, “Linking and opening vocabularies” along with Dr. Eva Méndez Rodriguez and Dr. Gema Bueno de la Fuente of the Universidad Carlos III de Madrid (UC3M) in Madrid, Spain.
“This special issue was inspired, chiefly, by the Linked Open Vocabularies (LOV) symposium and Helping Interdisciplinary Vocabulary Engineering (HIVE) workshop held in Madrid in June 2012. The two-day event drew nearly 60 participants and was international in scope (participants were from: Argentina, Brazil, Germany, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Spain, the UK and the U.S., with another 35-40 attending virtually).”
This issue of Library Hi Tech connects to Greenberg’s work as Cátedra de Exelencia (Chair of Excellence) at UC3M. Greenberg and her family spent the first half of 2012 in Spain, where her research focused specifically on advancing the HIVE project and launching the Spanish version of the HIVE initiative, HIVE-ES (see full article on page 6 to 9 of the School of Information and Library Science @ Carolina newsletter). While in Spain, Greenberg also co-sponsored a SKOS-2-HIVE workshop with Dr. Rodriguez and Dr. de la Fuente, co-editors for the special issue of Library Hi Tech. SILS doctoral student, Angela Murillo, and recent graduate, Jacqueline Chapman (MSLS '12), digital collections librarian, Biodiversity Heritage Library at the Smithsonian Institution, both fluent in Spanish, traveled to Spain to assist in delivering the workshop, which was offered in both in English and Spanish.
“Collaborating with Dr. Greenberg and Dr. Méndez for this issue has been both an honor and a pleasure,” said de la Fuente. “You always learn something when working with these vocabulary experts and wonderful persons. What more could I ask for?"
The special issue of Library Hi Tech is not the first project on which Greenberg, Méndez, and de la Fuente have had the opportunity to work together. In 2007, Greenberg and Méndez collaborated to edit the book Knitting the Semantic Web, a series of articles by leaders in library and information science, computer science and information intensive domains, who are exploring the Semantic Web and playing a significant role in its development. In 2008, de la Fuente worked with Greenberg on the HIVE project during her time at SILS as a visiting scholar. Méndez and de la Fuente also served on the HIVE advisory board with Greenberg before co-editing the special issue of Library Hi Tech.
“I’m thrilled to see this work in Library Hi Tech,” said Greenberg. “The special issue captures both foundational work and front-line thinking about linked data.”
To view this issue of Library Hi Tech, visit http://www.emeraldinsight.com/journals.htm?issn=0737-8831&volume=31&issue=4.
Upper right photo: Dr. Jane Greenberg holds the special issue of the Library Hi Tech and the conference proceedings from 7th Metadata and Semantics Research Conference in Thessaloniki, Greece, co-edited with conference chair, Emmanouel (Manolis) Garoufallou, of the Alexander Technological Educational Institute.
The photo on the left is of Dr. Gema Bueno de la Fuente and the lower right photo features Dr. Eva Méndez Rodriguez.