Library Linked Data

Cataloguing & Indexing Group in Scotland
National Library of Scotland
June 17th 2011

LLD Incubator Group

Mission

The mission of the Library Linked Data Incubator Group is to help increase global interoperability of library data on the Web, by bringing together people involved in Semantic Web activities—focusing on Linked Data—in the library community and beyond, building on existing initiatives, and identifying collaboration tracks for the future.

LLD Incubator Group

Preview of Final Report

What is a library?

What is library data?

Benefits of Linked Data

Example:

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A treatise on electricity and magnetism
Maxwell, James Clerk, 1831-1879
Oxford, 1873
http://discover.nls.uk/default.ashx?q=frbr:%22|library/marc/voyager|2826882%22

Maxwell, James Clerk, 1831-1879

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http://dbpedia.org/resource/A_Treatise_on_Electricity_and_Magnetism

dc:creator

http://dbpedia.org/resource/James_Clerk_Maxwell

Benefits of Linked Data

Benefits of Linked Data

... to cultural institutions

Benefits of Linked Data

... to librarians, archivists and curators

Benefits of Linked Data

... to developers

Available Vocabularies and Datasets

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Element Sets

Value Vocabularies

Datasets

Relevant Technologies

Tools for data designers

Web Application Frameworks

Microformats and Microdata

RDFa

Web Services for LLD

Web Services for LLD

Implementation Challenges

Metadata sharing

Staffing and Expertise

Rapid Technological Change

Costs and ROI

Rights issues

Library-Specific Formats

Recommendations

Education

Curation

Questions?

The Incubator Group home page:

http://www.w3.org/2005/Incubator/lld/

This presentation:

http://eris.okfn.org/ww/2011/06/nls/

http://homepages.inf.ed.ac.uk/v1wwaite/2011/06/nls/