One of our goals on dotAC is to reach out to our target communities, specifically to the managers of institutional repositories; we believe that, for linked data-based research information to be a reality, we need to engage with the people who are most likely to be providing that data (see our post on users for more background on this).
We had originally planned a pair of events: an item at the Repository Fringe in Edinburgh at the end of July, and a dotAC-themed extension to an EPrints Training Day here in Southampton at the beginning of September. The first of these went ahead as planned, with Hugh giving a presentation on the Thursday, but we had to cancel the second due to a clash with the JISCRI workshop in Manchester.
We’ve now scheduled a replacement event for the 22nd January 2010 (immediately following the EPrints training on the 20th-21st January 2010). We will be running the same session on Linked Data for Institutions and Repositories that we’d originally planned – further details will appear on the EPrints Training website in due course