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follow-up from call today: OCLC awarded Mellon Foundation grant to develop infrastructure to support linked data management initiatives

From: Mixter,Jeff <mixterj@oclc.org>
Date: Fri, 10 Jan 2020 18:58:28 +0000
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As discussed on the JSON-ld call today.

OCLC<https://www.oclc.org/en/home.html> has been awarded an Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Scholarly Communications<https://www.mellon.org/programs/scholarly-communications/> grant for $2.436 million to develop a shared “Entity Management Infrastructure” that will support linked data management initiatives underway in the library and scholarly communications community.

OCLC will match this grant funding with additional investments to publish authoritative and easily accessible entity descriptions for works and persons as part of a persistent, centralized infrastructure that will be jointly curated by the community and OCLC when completed in December 2021.

This infrastructure will also aggregate links to other representations of works and persons in external vocabularies and authority files that will provide a solid foundation for libraries, cultural heritage organizations and scholarly communications communities to ultimately make their materials more connected and discoverable on the web.

Please take a look at the press release oc.lc/mellon-grant<https://oc.lc/mellon-grant>.

As the technical work progresses I will make sure to update the community with any developments, releases, and testing opportunities.


Jeff Mixter

Lead Software Engineer

OCLC Research
Received on Friday, 10 January 2020 19:36:04 UTC

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