Colloquium: Information Schemas & Datasets Discovery: Crossroads for Cross-Domain Applications

  • Date:       Tuesday 26 June 2018

  • Time:      Starts: 16:00

  • Venue:    The Cyprus Institute – Novel Technologies Building, 1st Floor Events Room, Athalassa Campus

  • Speaker: Dr Giannis Tsakonas, Acting Director, Library & Information Center, University of Patras, Greece

* The colloquium will be in English, the event is open to the public, light refreshments will be served after the talk.
 

Abstract

Over the recent years, the research world has faced significant changes in the way of conducting standard work flows. These changes reflect on a growth of dataset provision through different platforms and systems. As research becomes more interdisciplinary, the challenges of providing datasets and other research objects in a homogeneous way are arduous. Ontologies and other information schemas have been used to bring solution to this homogeneity issue, most known as information integration, and the Libraries, Archives and Museums fields, as well as their digital equivalents, have exhibited noteworthy activity in this research area, from both theoretical and practical sides. This talk will highlight the challenging areas in information integration and will provide an overview of some available solutions for cross-domain applications.

About the Speaker

Giannis Tsakonas holds a BA in Librarianship from the Department of Archives and Library Sciences, Ionian University, Greece and a PhD in Information Science from the same Department. Currently, he works as Acting Director in the Library & Information Center, University of Patras, Greece. In the past he has worked in the frame of numerous projects concerning the development of digital libraries, while he has served the Program Committee of many national and international conferences. He is member of the Editorial Boards of the International Journal on Digital Libraries and member of the Steering Committee of the Theory & Practice on Digital Libraries Conference.

Since July 2016, he is member of the Executive Board of LIBER (Ligue des Bibliothèques Européennes de Recherche - Association of European Research Libraries) and of the Board of Directors of the Consortium of Hellenic Academic Libraries. Since December 2016, he is appointed Vice President of the Hellenic General Council of Libraries, a body of the Ministry of Education, Research and Religious Affairs that monitors the operation of Greek public libraries.