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Ontology Engineering Group Launches Datos.bne.es

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Boris Villazon-Terrazas reports that the Ontology Engineering Group has announced the launch of datos.bne.es

Boris Villazon-Terrazas reports that the Ontology Engineering Group has announced the launch of datos.bne.es, “an open initiative aimed at enriching the Web of Data with library data from the Spanish National Library. The SPARQL endpoint is available here. The RDF generation from MARC 21 records was done using our tool MARiMbA, which allows non-technical users to work on the mappings from MARC21 metadata to RDF using different RDFS/OWL vocabularies.”

Villazon-Terrazas continues, “This initiative is part of the project ‘Linked data at the BNE’, supported by the BNE in cooperation with the Ontology Engineering Group (OEG) at the Universidad Politécnica de Madrid (UPM).  With this initiative, the BNE takes the challenge of publishing bibliographic and authority data in RDF, following the Linked Data Principles and under the CC0 (Creative Commons Public Domain Dedication) open license. Thereby, Spain joins the initiatives that libraries from countries such as the United Kingdom and Germany have recently launched.”

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Image: Courtesy datos.bne.es

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