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RE: New article on D-Lib: The Strongest Link: Libraries and Linked Data

From: Tillett, Barbara <btil@loc.gov>
Date: Wed, 17 Nov 2010 08:37:16 -0500
To: "'ZENG, MARCIA'" <mzeng@kent.edu>, public-lld <public-lld@w3.org>
CC: "'lgoddard@mun.ca'" <lgoddard@mun.ca>, "'gbyrne@mun.ca'" <gbyrne@mun.ca>
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Good article!  Thanks for the pointer.  Unfortunately there is a mistake for VIAF under "Linking Hubs" in the Appendix:

"The Virtual International Authority File (VIAF)<http://viaf.org>, a joint project of several national libraries with support from OCLC, was released in linked data format in September 2009. It contains over 9.5 personal names drawn from over 30 national name authority files."

Obviously, VIAF has more than 9.5 names (now over 10 million) and the number of participating institutions is 17 with 3 more in test.  I'll contact Thom Hickey to update the "about VIAF" page as it is over a year old.
Thanks - Barbara

From: public-lld-request@w3.org [mailto:public-lld-request@w3.org] On Behalf Of ZENG, MARCIA
Sent: Tuesday, November 16, 2010 5:44 PM
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Subject: FYI: New article on D-Lib: The Strongest Link: Libraries and Linked Data

The Strongest Link: Libraries and Linked Data
Gillian Byrne and Lisa Goddard
 Memorial University Libraries, St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador


D-Lib Magazine
November/December 2010
Volume 16, Number 11/12
Table of Contents <http://www.dlib.org/dlib/november10/11contents.html>

"This article will outline some of the benefits that linked data could have for libraries, will discuss some of the non-technical obstacles that we face in moving forward, and will finally offer suggestions for practical ways in which libraries can participate in the development of the semantic web. "
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