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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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Linked Data for Librarians: BIBFRAME Isn't the Whole Story

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

Dorothea Salo of Library Journal recently wrote, “American catalogers and systems librarians can be forgiven for thinking that all the linked-data action lies with the BIBFRAME development effort.”

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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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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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The Semantic Link – February, 2013: "Libraries" with Karen Coyle

By   /  February 12, 2013  /  Data Education, Smart Data News, Articles, & Education  /  No Comments

On Friday, February 8, a group of Semantic thought leaders from around the globe met with their host and colleague, Eric Franzon, for the latest installment of the Semantic Link, a monthly podcast covering the world of Semantic Technologies. This episode includes a discussion about libraries, an area that has seen a great deal of […]

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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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Linked Data, Libraries, and Telescopes

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

Richard Wallis recently commented on the incorporation of linked data and linked open data at libraries.

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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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The Semantic Link – Episode 8, July 2011

By   /  July 19, 2011  /  Data Education, Smart Data News, Articles, & Education  /  No Comments

On Monday, July 18, a group of Semantic thought leaders from around the globe met with their host and colleague, Paul Miller, for the eighth installment of the Semantic Link, a monthly podcast covering the world of Semantic Technologies. This episode includes a discussion about Google+, the recent Open Data Challenge in Europe, the British […]

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