Dean's Lecture

Empowering Libraries, Archives, and Museums with Crowd-sourced Human Computation and Linked Open Data

Wednesday, April 25, 2012
4:10 pm to 5:30 pm
210 South Hall
Todd Carter

What role will museums and libraries play in the information technology landscape of the future? Todd Carter presents his vision of museums and libraries empowered by Web 2.0 and crowd-sourcing technologies.

He will focus on improving media annotation with open-sourced anthologies, linked open data, tagging with linked data URIs, semantics, machines, and crowd-sourced human computation.

Todd Carter is the CEO and co-founder of Tagasauris, Inc., a metadata curation platform that incorporates crowd-sourcing, machine learning, linked open data, and the semantic web. Todd is widely respected as a leader in the digital asset, photography, and linked open data community, with over 20 years experience working with photo archives, libraries, museums, and information technology systems. Tagasauris has been featured in The New York Times, Wired, Business Week, The Economist and others. The National Endowment for the Humanities awarded Tagasauris and The Museum of the City of New York a grant to annotate the museum's archive. Tagasauris is rolling out it's first photo product in 2012 and hopes to be a game-changer in the media industry.

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August 23, 2016