An essential guide to linked data for libraries, archives and museums

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Book of interest to librarians and researchers:

Ed Jones and Michele Seikel, eds., An Essential Guide to Linked Data for Libraries, Archives and Museums (Facet, 2016).

The editors of the book said, “while we are still some distance from the world of linked data that Tim Berners-Lee, James Hendler, and Ora Lassila envisaged fifteen years ago when they first proposed a Semantic Web, this book provides a snapshot in time of the current linked data landscape among libraries and other cultural institutions – many very large datasets have now been made available as RDF, and the SPARQL query language enables sophisticated queries across datasets.”

The book examines projects including Europeana, the Digital Public Library of America, OCLC’s use of and the development of the BIBFRAME data model and discusses how to migrate from a MARC to a linked data environment, how controlled vocabularies integrate with linked data and the role of authority control, identifiers and vocabularies including Web Ontology Language (OWL).

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