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Introduction: Martin Malmsten

From: Martin Malmsten <martin.malmsten@kb.se>
Date: Wed, 30 Jun 2010 02:17:15 +0200
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my name is Martin Malmsten and I work at the Royal Library of Sweden (or the
National Library of Sweden, Kungl. biblioteket or the "KB in Stockholm"). I
am a developer/architect/technical lead and work almost exclusively with the
many aspects of LIBRIS[1], the Swedish union catalog.

I created the Linked Data interface to LIBRIS[2] to experiment with RDF and
linking to other datasets. I hope that LOD/RDF is the technology that closes
the gap between "library technology" and just technology. I am very interested
in how we will *continually* (re-)link our vast datasets.

I believe that making information available to anyone is what libraries are
about and that that extends to the information in our catalogs. I think
that doing so using technologies created/used outside the library community
is important. I believe that openness fosters innovation.

I'm a data-first person in the sense that I subscribe to the notion that a
little semantics goes a long way because perfect semantics will never arrive.

This is my first W3C group and scribe-duty frightens me.


1. http://libris.kb.se
2. http://blog.libris.kb.se/semweb/?p=7

Martin Malmsten (martin.malmsten@kb.se) - Senior Developer
National Library of Sweden / National cooperation dept. / LIBRIS
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