LINKED DATA and why we (librarians) should care BERMES, Emmanuelle Bibliothèque nationale de France Paris, France IFLA satellite pre-conference Emerging trends in technology : libraries between Web 2.0, semantic Web and search technology. Florence, August 19-20, 2009
The Issue : how to put library data directly onto the Web ?
Use HTTP URIs so that people can look up those names.
When someone looks up a URI, provide useful RDF information.
Include RDF statements that link to other URIs, so that they can discover related things.
Linked Data principles based on Tim Berners-Lee
1. Use URIs as names for things isbn:3791332724 OCLC number : 62342400 http://dbpedia.org/resource/Sandro_Botticelli http://viaf.org/19686406 http://catalogue.bnf.fr/ark:/12148/cb119585037 http://sw.opencyc.org/concept/Mx4rvvPHiZwpEbGdrcN5Y29ycA http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/62342400 http://lccn.loc.gov/2005531285
A bottom-up approach
2. Use HTTP URIs so that people can look up those names URI RDF/XML RDF/N3 ... HTML catalogue CONTENT NEGOTIATION
3. When someone looks up a URI, provide useful RDF information.
4. Include RDF statements that link to other URIs so that they can discover related things.
... to a Web of applications... From a Web of documents...
My library's IT staff creates a Webpage where I can find all information regarding this book, links to related books from the same author, on the same subject, the author's bio from wikipedia, comments from Amazon...