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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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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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Announcing the Winner of the Semantic Web.Com "Spotlight On Library Innovation"

By   /  May 22, 2013  /  Data Education, Smart Data News, Articles, & Education  /  No Comments

One sector that has been very active in the adoption of Linked Data is that of libraries. In an effort to highlight this activity, SemanticWeb.com, supported by OCLC and LITA, put out a call last month for work that promoted or demonstrated the benefits of linked data for libraries. After receiving a number of excellent […]

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

By   /  February 13, 2013  /  Data Education, Smart Data News, Articles, & Education  /  No Comments

  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, […]

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Researcher Graph Helps Academics, Institutions Understand Works' Influence

By   /  July 18, 2012  /  Data Blogs | Information From Enterprise Leaders, Data Education, Smart Data News, Articles, & Education  /  No Comments

The “publish or perish” model of the academic world has pretty much followed the same pattern since the middle of the last century. It’s about a seven-year time-span from the a researcher’s original “ah-ha” moment, to the publishing of her paper, to the point where a critical mass of citations are formally gathered around it, […]

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Dewey Decimal Classifications Now Available as LinkedData – Dewey.info

By   /  June 19, 2012  /  Data Education, Smart Data News, Articles, & Education  /  No Comments

Michael Danzer reports that a new dataset has been added to dewey.info.

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Richard Wallis Talks About New Role At OCLC

By   /  April 19, 2012  /  Data Blogs | Information From Enterprise Leaders, Data Education, Smart Data News, Articles, & Education  /  No Comments

Linked data is becoming even more interesting to the OCLC, a non-profit, membership, computer library service and research organization of 72,000 libraries in 170 countries and territories around the world. It’s named Richard Wallis — formerly of the U.K.’s Talis Linked Data and Semantic Web Technology company and one of our frequent Semantic Web Blog […]

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LoC Uses Linked Data and RDF for New Bibliographic Framework

By   /  November 4, 2011  /  Uncategorized  /  No Comments

The Library of Congress is working on a bibliographic framework for the digital age.

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