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The Latest in Semantic Web Technologies for Libraries

By   /  July 24, 2015  /  Data Daily | Data News, Data Education, Smart Data News, Smart Data News, Articles, & Education  /  No Comments

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by Angela Guess Marshall Breeding recently wrote for American Libraries Magazine, “The exhibit hall at the 2015 ALA Annual Conference offered an almost complete representation of the technology products and services available to libraries in North America… One current trend in library technology aims to improve the engagement of patrons with libraries or to provide […]

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Off the MARC, Onto Semantic Search and Linked Data in Libraries

By   /  February 26, 2015  /  Data Daily | Data News, Data Education, Smart Data News, Smart Data News, Articles, & Education  /  No Comments

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by Angela Guess Writing for Library Journal, Matt Enis recently stated, “To explain the utility of ­semantic search and linked data, Jeff Penka, director of channel and product development for information management solutions provider Zepheira, uses a simple exercise. Type ‘Chevy Chase’ into Google’s search box, and in addition to a list of links, a […]

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New Opps For Libraries And Vendors Open Up In BIBFRAME Transition

By   /  August 13, 2014  /  Data Education, Smart Data News, Articles, & Education  /  No Comments

by Jennifer Zaino Opportunities are opening up in the library sector, both for the institutions themselves and providers whose solutions and services can expand in that direction. These vistas will be explored in a session hosted by Kevin Ford, digital project coordinator at the Library of Congress at next week’s Semantic Technology & Business conference […]

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LODLAM Training Day at Semantic Technology & Business Conference

By   /  July 22, 2014  /  Data Education, Smart Data News, Articles, & Education  /  No Comments

by Eric Franzon Among the many exciting activities at the 10th Annual Semantic Technology & Business Conference (#SemTechBiz) is the partnership with the Linked Open Data in Libraries Archives, and Museums (LODLAM) Community. On Tuesday, August 19, 2014, LODLAM will hold a full day of trainings at the SemTechBiz Conference in San Jose, California.  Registration […]

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WorldCat Releases 197 Million Nuggets of Linked Data

By   /  April 30, 2014  /  Data Education, Smart Data News, Articles, & Education  /  No Comments

A new article by Data Liberate founder Richard Wallis reports, “A couple of months back I spoke about the preview release of Works data from WorldCat.org.”

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Why Librarians Should Embrace Linked Data

By   /  April 8, 2014  /  Data Education, Smart Data News, Articles, & Education  /  No Comments

David Stuart of Research Information recently wrote, “If libraries are to realise the value of the data they have been building and refining over many years, then it is not enough for them to just embrace the web of documents, they must also embrace the web of data.”

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194 Million Linked Open Data Bibliographic Work Descriptions Released by OCLC

By   /  February 26, 2014  /  Data Education, Smart Data News, Articles, & Education  /  No Comments

by Eric Franzon Yesterday, Richard Wallis gave a peek into some exciting new developments in the OCLC’s Linked Open Data (LOD) efforts.  While these have not yet been formally announced by OCLC, they represent significant advancements in WorldCat LOD. Our reporting to date on LOD at WorldCat is here. Most significantly, OCLC has now released […]

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Video: Shared Library Data at the ALA Annual 2013

By   /  August 26, 2013  /  Data Education, Smart Data News, Articles, & Education  /  No Comments

Regular readers of this blog may know that Linked Data and Semantic Web technologies are gaining significant traction in the worlds of Libraries, Archives, and Museums. Earlier this summer, Richard Wallis (Technology Evangelist) and Ted Fons (Executive Director, Data Services and WorldCat Quality) of the OCLC discussed and demonstrated how that organization in particular is […]

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Libraries: Time To Take Your Place On The Web Of Data

By   /  June 4, 2013  /  Data Education, Smart Data News, Articles, & Education  /  No Comments

At The Semantic Technology and Business conference in San Francisco Monday, OCLC technology evangelist Richard Wallis broke the news that Content-negotiation was implemented for the publication of Linked Data for WorldCat resources. Last June, WorldCat.org began publishing Linked Data for its bibliographic treasure trove, a global catalog of more than 290 million library records and some […]

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Late-Breaking Program Additions for Semantic Technology & Business Conference

By   /  May 29, 2013  /  Conference and Webinar Communities, Data Conference Communities - Learn, Share, Review, Data Education, Smart Data Conference Community, Smart Data News, Articles, & Education  /  No Comments

The Semantic Technology & Business Conference begins in a few short days. If you haven’t registered yet, it’s not too late, and if you haven’t looked at the program recently, be sure to check out some of these exciting late-breaking additions… KEYNOTE: What Google is Doing with Structured Data Jason Douglas, Group Product Manager, Knowledge […]

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