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You Can Take An Active Role In Schema.Org

By   /  September 25, 2014  /  Data Education, Smart Data News, Articles, & Education  /  No Comments

by Jennifer Zaino Have you wanted to get involved in the schema.org project? Your contribution to the collaborative effort driven by Bing, Google, Yahoo and Yandex for a shared markup vocabulary for web pages is more than welcome. As Dan Brickley, who is developer advocate at Google, noted during his presentation about schema.org’s progress to […]

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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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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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Ready, Set, Lightning! 5-Minute Talks at SemTechBiz — Part 2

By   /  June 21, 2013  /  Conference and Webinar Communities, Data Conference Communities - Learn, Share, Review, Data Education, Smart Data Conference Community, Smart Data News, Articles, & Education  /  No Comments

During the recent Semantic Technology and Business Conference in San Francisco, a motley crew of expert presenters got up in front of a packed room, took a deep breath, and spoke passionately about the semantic projects nearest and dearest to their hearts while the unforgiving clock ticked their five precious minutes away.

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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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Schema.org and Libraries: Coming to a Consensus

By   /  December 21, 2012  /  Data Daily | Data News, Data Education, Smart Data News, Smart Data News, Articles, & Education  /  No Comments

Richard Wallis of DataLiberate recently wrote, “Back in September I formed a W3C Group – Schema Bib Extend.”

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Step-by-Step: Putting WorldCat Data Into Triple Stores

By   /  August 22, 2012  /  Data Education, Smart Data News, Articles, & Education  /  No Comments

Richard Wallis has followed up his recent announcement that WorldCat data can now be downloaded as RDF triples with an explanation of how to put that data into a triple store.

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