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Use Case Description for Library Linked Data: the Linked Data Service of the German National Library

From: Hannemann, Jan <J.Hannemann@d-nb.de>
Date: Fri, 15 Oct 2010 16:24:46 +0200
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In response to your Call for Use Cases, here's the description for the
Linked Data Service of the German National Library.

Best regards,
Jan Hannemann

=== Name ===

Linked Data Service of the German National Library

=== Owner ===

Jan Hannemann, j.hannemann(at)d-nb.de

=== Background and Current Practice ===

In Germany, authority file data about entities like persons, corporate
bodies etc. is collaboratively collected and maintained. This data, as
well as the German National Library's bibliographic data, are relevant
to many libraries and other cultural heritage institutions. Conceptual
links from this data to several other (national and international) data
sources exist, but are not always part of the data representation that
is exchanged with other institutions. 

=== Goal ===

The goal is to publish our library data on the semantic web and make
explicit the (semantic) relationships to other data sources. Linked data
represents the appropriate conceptual framework. 

=== Target Audience ===

Users of library data, currently authority file data about people,
corporate bodies and subject headings in particular; users of the
Semantic Web in general.

=== Use Case Scenario ===

Interested users can access the data either through the existing search
interface of the library's web portal or by downloading the data in the
form of a database dump. 

=== Application of linked data for the given use case ===

Linked data provides a suitable framework for publishing the relevant
data and linking it to other data sources of interest. 

=== Existing Work (optional) ===

=== Related Vocabularies (optional) ===

See [1].

=== Problems and Limitations (optional) ===

=== Related Use Cases and Unanticipated Uses (optional) ===

The data offered has been successfully integrated in a variety of
projects of other libraries and our own. Most of these are web-based
applications for searching and accessing cultural heritage information.
The data about persons in particular serves as the basis for semantic
linking and as a reference to the original data source (us). 

=== References (optional) ===

[1] https://wiki.d-nb.de/display/LDS (detailed description of the


Dr. Jan Hannemann
Deutsche Nationalbibliothek
Adickesallee 1
D-60322 Frankfurt am Main
Telefon: +49-69-1525-1769
Telefax: +49-69-1525-1799
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