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Case Study Radio, Ep. 1: Business Value of Linked Data

by Eric Franzon SemanticWeb.com today is launching a new podcast series, “Case Study Radio,” that focuses on stories of applications of Semantic Technologies. Our first episode, sponsored by Zepheira, features a conversation with Dr. Eric Miller. During our 14 minute discussion, we briefly talk about “What is Linked Data,” and then quickly move on to…

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,…

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 Art of Linked Data: Architecting Recollection

In this column “The art of Linked Data” a few of us at Zepheira will try to bring observations, reflections and practical advice from various projects applying Linked Data and thus Semantic Web principles across diverse domains.  At Zepheira we help organizations implement sophisticated Web solutions with a specialty in combining the reasoning power of…

Exhibit 3.0 Part 1 – An Open Source Software Platform for Publishing Linked Data

This is Part I of a two-part series. Part II will be published later this month. Individuals, communities and organizations increasingly require the ability to combine fragmented data sources into easily searched and navigated wholes.  From combining family playlists to merging scientific databases and spreadsheets, the need for integrating data and metadata from multiple sources…

#SemTechBiz Keynote: Semantic Technology at The Library of Congress

Laura Campbell, CIO of the Library of Congress, spoke at the recent SemTech Conference about how the world’s largest library leverages semantic technology to help manage the vast resources of the LoC. The Library of Congress is “more than just a library,” said Campbell, pointing out that the LoC has “the Congressional Research Service, the…

Recollection: Serving Local Preservation Partner Needs through a National Linked Data Platform: Part 2

If you missed Part 1, read it here. The Library of Congress’ National Digital Information Infrastructure and Preservation Program works to catalyze and sustain a national network of digital preservation partners. From the beginning of the project one of the key ideas has been that the partnership, now with 185 partner organizations across 45 states,…