Romain Wenz

Affiliation: Bibliothèque nationale de France (BnF)

Sector: Library

Country: France

Website: http://www.bnf.fr

Bio:
Since July 2009: Curator at the French national Library (BnF), working as a metadata expert at the Bibliographical and Digital Technology Information Department (IBN). Short biography: Born 1982,Graduated from the Ecole nationale des Chartes(ENC, degree in Archives management), from the French national Library school (ENSSIB, degree of state chief librarian), and from Paris 1(Panthéon-Sorbonne, Master's degree in history). Among other short-term tasks: Archival descriptions for the French National Archives (AN, Paris, 2004 and 2005), Curation of an antique weapon collection (Clermont-Ferrand, 2006), Cataloguing of Jean-Martin Charcot's collection of rare books (UPMC, Paris, 2007),General tasks in a public library (Cité des sciences, Paris, 2008), work on the TEL application profile (The European Library, The Hague, 2009).

Related Projects:
The Bibliothèque nationale de France has designed a new project in order to make its data more useful on the Web. This 'data.bnf.fr' project is still at an early stage. Our project is to gather data from our different databases, so as to create Web pages about Works and Authors, together with a RDF view on the extracted data. This involves transforming existing data, enriching and interlinking the dataset with internal and external resources, and publishing HTML pages. Our purpose is to build HTML pages from this data (about major authors and Works) so that the benefits can immediately be seen.The raw data would also be accessible in RDF following the principles of linked data.

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