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Fwd: [NGC4LIB] Linked Open Data prototype at the German National Library

From: André Hagenbruch <andre.hagenbruch@rub.de>
Date: 17 Apr 2010 11:16:22 +0200
Message-ID: <4BC97C66.8000306@rub.de>
To: public-lod@w3.org
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Hallo,

the German National Library (DNB) has made public its Linked Data
prototype for authority data. It uses RDA, FOAF, the relationship
vocabulary and some DNB-made properties (GND-vocabulary) for person
authority data. For subject headings it uses SKOS, Dublin Core as well
as some newly minted GND-properties. It already contains links to
Wikipedia, DBpedia and viaf.org.

A documentation is available (only in German) here:
https://wiki.d-nb.de/display/LDS

Here is the RDF/XML-representation of the authority data about Johann
Wolfgang von Goethe: http://devel.d-nb.de/linked/gnd/118540238/about
And the corresponding HTML-representation:
http://devel.d-nb.de/linked/gnd/118540238/

The data is also available as Open Data (actually I can't find a
licence) in N-Triple format:
http://datendienst.d-nb.de/cgi-bin/mabit.pl?cmd=fetch&userID=testdat&pass=testdat&mabheft=tdbdump_gnd.zip
(320 MB)

Because it's just a prototype and the underlying data is still subject
to changes you shouldn't link to it yet. The DNB wishes that the data
shouldn't be used in live systems.
Some problems need to be resolved before leaving the prototype status,
for example: Until now the identifier for a person also is the
identifier for a HTML representation of the corresponding authority data
which conflicts Linked Data conventions. (See the URI of Johann Wolfgang
von Goethe for instance: http://d-nb.info/gnd/118540238)

It's great that the German National Library is taking action in the
Linked Data field and has realized - in contrast to other library
organizations - that it needs to change its business model away from
taking money for data!

Regards
Adrian

>>> "Binz, Vera" <V.Binz@d-nb.de> 16.04.2010 14:01 >>>
*** Mehrfachempfang bitten wir zu entschuldigen ***

Liebe Kolleginnen und Kollegen,

seit kurzem steht der Linked Data Service der Deutschen
Nationalbibliothek als Prototyp online zur Verfügung. Aktuell werden
etwa 1,8 Mio. Personen (aus der PND) und ca. 164.000 Sachschlagworte
(aus der SWD) dargestellt.

Wir möchten Sie einladen, den Service zu testen. Die Dokumentation, die
auch unsere Überlegungen bzgl. technischer Umsetzung und Modellierung
der Daten enthält, finden Sie unter:

    https://wiki.d-nb.de/display/LDS

Ansprechpartner: Dr. Jan Hannemann, j.hannemann@d-nb.de, Tel.
069-1525-1769

Wir freuen uns über Feedback, um dies bei der weiteren Umsetzung des
Linked Data Service berücksichtigen zu können.

Viele Grüße
Vera Binz

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Vera Binz
Deutsche Nationalbibliothek
Informationstechnik
Adickesallee 1
D-60322 Frankfurt am Main
Telefon: +49-69-1525-1771
Telefax: +49-69-1525-1799
mailto:v.binz@d-nb.de
http://www.d-nb.de
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