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Re: BL investigating linked data for catalogue?

From: <gordon@gordondunsire.com>
Date: Fri, 3 Sep 2010 12:28:23 +0100 (BST)
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All
 
The presentation about the BL experiments is available at:
 
http://talis-linkeddata-libraries.s3.amazonaws.com/Linked%20Data%20Prototyping.pdf
 
It's one of the lightening presentations at the recent Talis open days on
libraries and linked data. Of particular interest are the screens showing a MARC
record being transformed into linked-data.
 
Cheers
 
Gordon
 

On 25 August 2010 at 13:53 "gordon@gordondunsire.com" <gordon@gordondunsire.com>
wrote:

> All
>  
> This is news, and is of some significance to this group. See the press release
> of 2 days ago:
>  
> http://www.bl.uk/news/2010/pressrelease20100823a.html
>  
> I was able to discuss this informally with BL representatives at IFLA a couple
> of weeks ago. There is a presentation; I'll try and track down a published
> version and post the link.
>  
> I know that the BL has conducted some informal experiments with the RDF/DC
> version of the data to create instance triples. These include parsing literal
> content in the Library of Congress Subject Headings and Dewey Decimal
> Classification fields to identify matches with the open-linked data versions
> of
> LCSH and the DDC Summaries. Similar experiments have been carried on with
> literals containing personal names to match them against the Virtual
> International Authority File. There has been reasonable success, from what I
> understand.
>  
> The potential of this initiative for library linked data is enormous; opening
> the data and parsing it to instance triples could supply billions of
> high-quality triples to the Semantic Web, creating critical mass for
> real-world
> applications and quality-attracts-quality user-generated triples.
>  
> Cheers
>  
> Gordon
>  
>
> On 24 August 2010 at 11:07 Owen Stephens <owen@ostephens.com> wrote:
>
> > Not sure if this is news or not, but I hadn't picked up on it before
> >
> > http://www.bl.uk/bibliographic/datafree.html
> >
> > At the moment they seem to have concrete plans to offer Bibliographic data
> > as
> > RDF/DC (everything literals by the look of it), under CC-NC-SA 3.0, but they
> > also note they are "investigating options for structuring its catalogue
> > information as linked data and is collaborating with a number of
> > organisations
> > in examining the issues associated with making bibliographic metadata
> > available in this way." (I wonder if this is a reference to current JISC
> > projects such as LOCAH - http://blogs.ukoln.ac.uk/locah/ and the Open
> > Bibliography Project - http://code.google.com/p/jiscexpo/wiki/jiscopenbib ?)
> >
> > Owen
> >
> > Owen Stephens
> > Owen Stephens Consulting
> > Web: http://www.ostephens.com
> > Email: owen@ostephens.com
> > Telephone: 0121 288 6936
> >
> > On 23 Aug 2010, at 17:15, Karen Coyle wrote:
> >
> > > http://www.mkbergman.com/902/i-have-yet-to-metadata-i-didnt-like/
> > >
> > > --
> > > Karen Coyle
> > > kcoyle@kcoyle.net http://kcoyle.net
> > > ph: 1-510-540-7596
> > > m: 1-510-435-8234
> > > skype: kcoylenet
> > >
> > >
> >
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