Linked data:
what it means,
why it matters
Karen Coyle
April, 2014
linked  data
connecting  information
WHAT
World Wide Web Consortium
Standard
Uses the web as a home for data
Data framework
Content standards
Library standards are:
• Top-down
• Control output
• Enforce uniformity
• Discourage innovation
Standards hold some things stable so
that the rest can change
linked  data
A tool
Our future standards
PROBLEM STATEMENT
Separate data
stores
Shared data
space
Anyone can make
connections
Re-use, mix’n’match
WHY?
 Manguel, Alberto,
1948-
BUT, HOW?
We need to make connections
FACTS
 Place
 Date & time
 People
 Events
 … Identifiers, mainly identifiers for things
Identifiers
 Persistent (life of the thing)
 Consistent (do not change)
 Language neutral (the web is global)
 Web-ena...
Smith, John, 1936-
Smith, John
Smith, John, 1967-
2010
http://viaf.org/viaf/17220427
Things
Identifiers for
text
VIAF
LC/BnF/DNB
Enhancing the catalog with data
Making use of
resources
outside of the
library.
 LIBRIS – Swedish
National Library
 Open...
LIBRIS – National Library of
Sweden
• DBPedia
• id.loc.gov
• MusicBrainz
• VIAF
• …
OpenAGRIS
• DBPedia
• Global Biodiversity Information
Facility (GBIF)
• FAO GeopoliticalOntology
• AGRIS serials dataset
•...
WEB
Acq;
patron;
inventory
Public interface
Library
http://kcoyle.net/presentations/links
.html
http://kcoyle.net/metadata/
Thank You
Linked data: what it means, why it matters. Karen Coyle
Linked data: what it means, why it matters. Karen Coyle
Linked data: what it means, why it matters. Karen Coyle
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Linked data: what it means, why it matters. Karen Coyle

  1. 1. Linked data: what it means, why it matters Karen Coyle April, 2014
  2. 2. linked data connecting information
  3. 3. WHAT
  4. 4. World Wide Web Consortium Standard Uses the web as a home for data Data framework
  5. 5. Content standards Library standards are: • Top-down • Control output • Enforce uniformity • Discourage innovation
  6. 6. Standards hold some things stable so that the rest can change
  7. 7. linked data A tool
  8. 8. Our future standards
  9. 9. PROBLEM STATEMENT
  10. 10. Separate data stores
  11. 11. Shared data space
  12. 12. Anyone can make connections Re-use, mix’n’match
  13. 13. WHY?
  14. 14.  Manguel, Alberto, 1948-
  15. 15. BUT, HOW? We need to make connections
  16. 16. FACTS  Place  Date & time  People  Events  … Identifiers, mainly identifiers for things
  17. 17. Identifiers  Persistent (life of the thing)  Consistent (do not change)  Language neutral (the web is global)  Web-enabled (http://…)
  18. 18. Smith, John, 1936- Smith, John Smith, John, 1967- 2010
  19. 19. http://viaf.org/viaf/17220427
  20. 20. Things Identifiers for
  21. 21. text
  22. 22. VIAF LC/BnF/DNB
  23. 23. Enhancing the catalog with data Making use of resources outside of the library.  LIBRIS – Swedish National Library  OpenAGRIS - FAO
  24. 24. LIBRIS – National Library of Sweden • DBPedia • id.loc.gov • MusicBrainz • VIAF • …
  25. 25. OpenAGRIS • DBPedia • Global Biodiversity Information Facility (GBIF) • FAO GeopoliticalOntology • AGRIS serials dataset • Global capture production - FAO Fishery Statistical Collections • World Bank
  26. 26. WEB Acq; patron; inventory Public interface Library
  27. 27. http://kcoyle.net/presentations/links .html http://kcoyle.net/metadata/ Thank You

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