Tag Archive for Library of Congress

New Opps For Libraries And Vendors Open Up In BIBFRAME Transition

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…

Good-Bye 2013

by Jennifer Zaino As we prepare to greet the New Year, we take a look back at the year that was. Some of the leading voices in the semantic web/Linked Data/Web 3.0 and sentiment analytics space give us their thoughts on the highlights of 2013. Read on:   Phil Archer, Data Activity Lead, W3C: The…

The Future of Libraries, Linked Data and Schema.Org Extensions

  Yesterday The Semantic Link Podcast featured Karen Coyle, a consultant in library technology who’s consulted for esteemed institutions including the Library of Congress. Coyle discussed libraries’ long history with metadata, including with the MARC (machine-readable cataloging) format for nearly 50 years, and of sharing that metadata. That history helps explain why libraries, she said,…

Library of Congress’s Big Data Challenge

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by Angela Guess Brandon Butler of Network World reports, “The Library of Congress has received a 133TB file containing 170 billion tweets — every single post that’s been shared on the social networking site — and now it has to figure out how to index it for researchers. In a report outlining the library’s work thus far…

Powering the Super Researcher

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by Angela Guess Mike Ashenfelder of the Library of Congress recently discussed how Big Data is spurring the dawn of the “super researcher.” He writes, “In separate ‘big data’ presentations at the Digital Preservation 2012 meeting, Myron Guttmann of the National Science Foundation and Leslie Johnston of the Library of Congress described scenarios that seemed futuristic and fantastic but…

OCLC Announcement: WorldCat.org Meets Schema.org (and hints of more to come)

OCLC has announced that WorldCat.org pages now include schema.org descriptive mark-up. Created over the last four decades with the participation of thousands of member libraries, WorldCat is the world’s largest online registry of library collections. As the official press release states, “WorldCat.org now offers the largest set of linked bibliographic data on the Web. With…

The Semantic Web Has Gone Mainstream! Wanna Bet?

In 2005, I started learning about the so-called Semantic Web. It wasn’t till 2008, the same year I started my PhD, that I finally understood what the Semantic Web was really about. At the time, I made a $1000 bet with 3 college buddies that the Semantic Web would be mainstream by the time I…