Lorcan Dempseywikipedia
Lorcan Dempsey is the Vice-President and Chief Strategist of the Online Computer Library Center (OCLC).

UKOLN

UK Office of Library Networking
Dempsey was appointed director of UKOLN, a research and policy unit at the University of Bath, in 1994.
Between 1994 and 2000, the Director of UKOLN was Lorcan Dempsey.

Memory institution

memory institution
He introduced the term memory institution into popular use.
Lorcan Dempsey may have introduced the term into popular use in library and information science, although others, such as Joan Schwarz, used it earlier.

Amplified conference

amplified conference
The term was originally coined by Lorcan Dempsey in a blog post.

OCLC

OCLCOnline Computer Library CenterOnline Computer Library Center, Inc.
Lorcan Dempsey is the Vice-President and Chief Strategist of the Online Computer Library Center (OCLC).

Dublin

DublinDublin, IrelandDublin City
He is a native of Dublin, Ireland, where he worked for some years in public libraries.

Library

librarylibrariesreading room
He writes and talks about libraries and networked information.

University of Bath

BathBath UniversityUniversity of Bath
Dempsey was appointed director of UKOLN, a research and policy unit at the University of Bath, in 1994.

The Public-Access Computer Systems Review

He served on the editorial board of The Public-Access Computer Systems Review from 1992 to 2000.

Jisc

JISCJoint Information Systems Committee (JISC)Joint Information Systems Committee
In May 2000, Dempsey moved to work for the Jisc; part of his assignment involved being Programme Director of the DNER.

Aberystwyth University

University College of Wales, AberystwythAberystwythUniversity of Wales, Aberystwyth
Dempsey is currently an Honorary Research Fellow at the University of Wales, Aberystwyth.

Knowledge base

knowledge baseknowledgebaseknowledge-based
In 2006 he noted the importance of Wikipedia as an addressable knowledge base: Wikipedia makes it easy to include in any online communications a pointer to more knowledge on any topic using a convenient stable URL.

URL

URLURLsweb address
In 2006 he noted the importance of Wikipedia as an addressable knowledge base: Wikipedia makes it easy to include in any online communications a pointer to more knowledge on any topic using a convenient stable URL.

DBpedia

In 2012 he noted: "Wikipedia is already an 'addressable knowledge base', which creates huge value. DBpedia aims to add structure to this. Perhaps more importantly, Wikidata is an initiative to create a machine- and human-readable knowledge base of all the entities in Wikipedia and allow them to be augmented with further data and links."

Wikidata

Wikibase
In 2012 he noted: "Wikipedia is already an 'addressable knowledge base', which creates huge value. DBpedia aims to add structure to this. Perhaps more importantly, Wikidata is an initiative to create a machine- and human-readable knowledge base of all the entities in Wikipedia and allow them to be augmented with further data and links."