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Re: [SKOS] LCSH coming back online

From: Alistair Miles <alistair.miles@zoo.ox.ac.uk>
Date: Mon, 2 Feb 2009 09:38:54 +0000
To: Thomas Baker <baker@sub.uni-goettingen.de>
Cc: SWD Working Group <public-swd-wg@w3.org>
Message-ID: <20090202093854.GD8750@skiathos>

On Fri, Jan 30, 2009 at 10:27:08AM +0100, Thomas Baker wrote:
> 
> Dear all,
> 
> The ID.LOC.GOV Web Service site [1] is reporting that LCSH will
> be back online in 6-8 weeks:
> 
>     Initially, within 6 to 8 weeks, the Library of
>     Congress will release its first offering: the
>     Library of Congress Subject Headings. This will
>     be an almost verbatim re-release of the system and
>     content once found at the popular prototype lcsh.info
>     service. The primary exception will be that the
>     URIs for the data values will no longer take the form
>     http://lcsh.info/{identifier}. Instead, they will start
>     with http://id.loc.gov/authorities/{identifier}. If you
>     have used the legacy lcsh.info metadata in an application,
>     we advise updating to the new URIs, as we cannot guarantee
>     a permanent redirect from old lcsh.info URIs to the new
>     URIs at id.loc.gov.
> 
> The site says "The initial services offered are influenced
> by -- and therefore implement -- the Linked Data movement's
> approach of exposing and inter-connecting data on the Web
> via dereferenceable URIs" and lists several other standards
> in the publication pipeline.
> 
> A round of applause for Ed and Clay...! :-)

Yes, this is great news!

Alistair

> 
> Tom
> 
> [1] http://id.loc.gov/
> 
> -- 
> Tom Baker <tbaker@tbaker.de>
> 

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Alistair Miles
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