Tuesday, September 08, 2009

IT Conversation about RDFa

Jon Udell's Interviews with Innovators on IT Conversations discusses RDFa from a business viewpoint.
RDFa and Structured Data, 49 minutes, 22.7mb, recorded 2009-09-02

Topics: The Internet and the World Wide Web Software Development. Kingsley Idehen Kingsley Idehen thinks the semantic web should make us masters of our own search indexes. Structured data, in other words, is the new SEO (search engine optimization). In this conversation with host Jon Udell, you'll learn how a web-friendly format called RDFa, along with business-friendly vocabularies like GoodRelations, can help our personal and business About pages tell the world what services we offer, and what services we need.
Downloaded to my MP3 player.


Openbook4wordpress might be a useful tool for some.
When you insert an OpenBook shortcode with an ISBN or other book number in a WordPress post or widget, the OpenBook plugin replaces it with a book cover image and other book data from Open Library. It also adds links to popular book sites, such as WorldCat, LibraryThing, GoogleBooks and BookFinder. Users have complete control over the content and styling of the display through templates. Librarians can configure OpenBook with an OpenURL resolver to point to their library's records.
It does not use COinS or any other citation metadata, as far as I could tell. It would be nice if it did.A comment informs me that it does use COinS.