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[SKOS] LCSH coming back online

From: Thomas Baker <baker@sub.uni-goettingen.de>
Date: Fri, 30 Jan 2009 10:27:08 +0100
To: SWD Working Group <public-swd-wg@w3.org>
Message-ID: <20090130092708.GA3396@octavius>

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...! :-)


[1] http://id.loc.gov/

Tom Baker <tbaker@tbaker.de>
Received on Friday, 30 January 2009 09:27:46 UTC

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