Linked Data In Action

Richard Wallis recently posted on his blog, Nodalities, a presentation he did on linked data. I've heard Richard speak at Code4Lib and he along with Talis are doing some extraordinary stuff in terms of linking data and web 2.0 technologies. You have the option of viewing the slideshow below or you can also go to …

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NGC4LIB on Tim Berners-Lee and the Semantic Web

The listserv, the Next Generation Catalog for Libraries has been extremely busy this last month. Three discussions really stand out: FRBR's Group 1 entities and what type of identifiers are associated with them, in particular works, expressions and manifestations ; Tim Berners Lee and the Semantic Web ; FRBR's user tasks and their continued relevance. …

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Update on VIAF’s Linked Data

I recently had a chance to return to the Virtual International Authority File, or VIAF. Actually I was looking for another name instead of Eddie Santiago. As it turned out, I didn't find the name I was hoping to find. I did however see some changes to VIAF in terms of linked data. I searched …

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VIAF and Linked Data

Tom Hickey recently posted on a new development with the VIAF. The VIAF or the Virtual International Authority File is an international project to bring together in one place authorized headings from several libraries and institutions around the world. Interestingly enough, VIAF is hosted and implemented by OCLC. This is where the linked data part …

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Web 3.0 and Linked Data

There is a huge amount of information that has been posted or is still coming out from the ALA conference in Chicago. This is one of them that I learned about on web 3.0 and linked data. On her blog, Metadata Matters, Diane Hillman posted a short piece called Linked Data at ALA Annual. She …

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Leigh Dodds on Linked Data

Over at the Nodalities blog, Leigh Dodds posted a highlight of his presentation on linked data. I opened by speaking about the fundamental idea behind Linked Data: that data be put online, in a very fine-grained way. This takes us beyond having stable links for datasets or just articles, and yields web identifiers for the …

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