Break on Through to the Other Side: The Library and Linked Data

TALL Quarterly, Vol. 30, No. 1, Spring 2011

7 Pages Posted: 21 Apr 2011

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F. Tim Knight

York University - Osgoode Hall Law School

Date Written: April 19, 2011

Abstract

This article will discuss the barriers that exist between our bibliographic data and other data available on the World Wide Web. The isolation of this bibliographic data is a problem that impacts on the successful integration of the library catalogue into the potential semantic Web of the future. It will look at two available data models for bibliographic data and introduces the Resource Description Framework (RDF) which has emerged as the preferred data model for enabling linked data on the Web. The article concludes with a brief look at some current activities related to linked data that are occurring as part of the development of Resource Description and Access (RDA).

Keywords: Linked Data, Libraries, Library Catalogues, Semantic Web, RDF, RDA

Suggested Citation

Knight, Tim, Break on Through to the Other Side: The Library and Linked Data (April 19, 2011). TALL Quarterly, Vol. 30, No. 1, Spring 2011. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1815487

Tim Knight (Contact Author)

York University - Osgoode Hall Law School ( email )

4700 Keele Street
Toronto, Ontario M3J 1P3
Canada

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