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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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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 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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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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WorldCat Facebook App Now Featuring Linked Data

By   /  July 3, 2012  /  Data Education, Smart Data News, Articles, & Education  /  No Comments

Following the recent announcement that WorldCat.org pages now include schema.org markup, OCLC has announced that the WorldCat Facebook app will now also feature Linked Data.

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

By   /  June 20, 2012  /  Data Education, Smart Data News, Articles, & Education  /  No Comments

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 […]

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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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