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Linked Data: Applicable for Libraries

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Presented at Linked Data and Libraries 2011 at the British Library, London on 14th July 2011

Presented at Linked Data and Libraries 2011 at the British Library, London on 14th July 2011

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  • 1. Linked Data Applicable for Libraries Richard Wallis Talis@rjwrichard.wallis@talis.comconsulting.talis.com
  • 2. A year is a long time...
  • 3. A year is a long time...
  • 4. A year is a long time...
  • 5. A year is a long time...
  • 6. A year is a long time...
  • 7. A year is a long time...
  • 8. A year is a long time...
  • 9. A year is a long time...
  • 10. A year is a long time...
  • 11. Talis
  • 12. Talis• 40 year heritage in libraries
  • 13. Talis• 40 year heritage in libraries• Became UK leading library systems vendor
  • 14. Talis• 40 year heritage in libraries• Became UK leading library systems vendor• Pioneering in Semantic Web/Linked Data
  • 15. Talis• 40 year heritage in libraries• Became UK leading library systems vendor• Pioneering in Semantic Web/Linked Data• Library Systems Division sold to Capita
  • 16. Talis• 40 year heritage in libraries• Became UK leading library systems vendor• Pioneering in Semantic Web/Linked Data• Library Systems Division sold to Capita• Focus on SW/LD promotion/adoption
  • 17. Talis
  • 18. Talis• Talis Group Ltd - core technologies/strategy - Talis Platform - Linked Data
  • 19. Talis• Talis Group Ltd - core technologies/strategy - Talis Platform - Linked Data• Talis Education Ltd - applications in academia - Talis Aspire
  • 20. Talis• Talis Group Ltd - core technologies/strategy - Talis Platform - Linked Data• Talis Education Ltd - applications in academia - Talis Aspire• Talis Systems Ltd - facilitating wider adoption - Consulting - Training - Evangelism
  • 21. Talis• Talis Group Ltd - core technologies/strategy - Talis Platform - Linked Data• Talis Education Ltd - applications in academia - Talis Aspire• Talis Systems Ltd - facilitating wider adoption - Consulting - Training - Evangelism• Kasabi.com - [Linked] Data Marketplace - Free Hosting - Community - APIs - Monetise
  • 22. Wider World
  • 23. Wider World
  • 24. Wider World
  • 25. Wider World
  • 26. A World of links
  • 27. A World of links Links for...
  • 28. Identifying things
  • 29. Identifying things 1969-059A
  • 30. Identifying things 1969-059A spacecraft/1969-059A
  • 31. Identifying things 1969-059A spacecraft/1969-059Anasa.dataincubator.org/spacecraft/1969-059A
  • 32. Identifying things with URIs 1969-059A spacecraft/1969-059A nasa.dataincubator.org/spacecraft/1969-059Ahttp://nasa.dataincubator.org/spacecraft/1969-059A
  • 33. Things have attributeshttp://nasa.dataincubator.org/spacecraft/1969-059A
  • 34. Things have attributeshttp://nasa.dataincubator.org/spacecraft/1969-059A28801.0kg
  • 35. Things have attributeshttp://nasa.dataincubator.org/spacecraft/1969-059A28801.0kgColumbia
  • 36. Things have attributeshttp://nasa.dataincubator.org/spacecraft/1969-059A28801.0kgColumbiaApollo 11 CSMCSM-107United StatesCape CanaveralSaturn 5
  • 37. http://nasa.dataincubator.org/spacecraft/1969-059A
  • 38. http://nasa.dataincubator.org/spacecraft/1969-059A .../1969-059A
  • 39. http://nasa.dataincubator.org/spacecraft/1969-059A .../1969-059A
  • 40. 28801.0 mass .../1969-059Ahttp://nasa.dataincubator.org/spacecraft/1969-059A
  • 41. Apollo 11 CSM 28801.0 name mass .../1969-059Ahttp://nasa.dataincubator.org/spacecraft/1969-059A
  • 42. Apollo 11 CSM Columbia name 28801.0 name mass .../1969-059Ahttp://nasa.dataincubator.org/spacecraft/1969-059A
  • 43. Apollo 11 CSM Columbia name 28801.0 name mass .../1969-059Ahttp://nasa.dataincubator.org/spacecraft/1969-059A launch ../launch: 1969-059
  • 44. Apollo 11 CSM Columbia name 28801.0 name mass .../1969-059A 16 July 1969http://nasa.dataincubator.org/spacecraft/1969-059A launch date ../launch: 1969-059
  • 45. Apollo 11 CSM Columbia name 28801.0 name mass .../1969-059A 16 July 1969http://nasa.dataincubator.org/spacecraft/1969-059A launch date ../launch: 1969-059 site Cape Canaveral
  • 46. Apollo 11 CSM Columbia name 28801.0 name mass .../1969-059A 16 July 1969http://nasa.dataincubator.org/spacecraft/1969-059A launch date ../launch: 1969-059 site Cape Canaveral lat N 28° 27 31
  • 47. Apollo 11 CSM Columbia name 28801.0 name mass .../1969-059A 16 July 1969http://nasa.dataincubator.org/spacecraft/1969-059A launch date ../launch: 1969-059 site Cape Canaveral lat N 28° 27 31 long W 80° 31 59
  • 48. Apollo 11 CSM Columbia name 28801.0 name mass .../1969-059A 16 July 1969http://nasa.dataincubator.org/spacecraft/1969-059A launch date ../launch:<../1969-059A> mass 28801.0 . 1969-059 site<../1969-059A> name “Apollo 11 CSM” .<../1969-059A> name “Columbia” .<../1969-059A> launch <../launch/1969-059> . Cape Canaveral lat<../launch/1969-059> date 1969-07-16 .<../launch/1969-059> site <..site/capecanaveral> . N 28° 27 31 long<..site/capecanaveral> lat “N 28° 27 31” .<..site/capecanaveral> long “W 80° 31 59” . W 80° 31 59
  • 49. RDF Apollo 11 CSM Columbia name 28801.0 name mass .../1969-059A 16 July 1969http://nasa.dataincubator.org/spacecraft/1969-059A launch date ../launch:<../1969-059A> mass 28801.0 . 1969-059 site<../1969-059A> name “Apollo 11 CSM” .<../1969-059A> name “Columbia” .<../1969-059A> launch <../launch/1969-059> . Cape Canaveral lat<../launch/1969-059> date 1969-07-16 .<../launch/1969-059> site <..site/capecanaveral> . N 28° 27 31 long<..site/capecanaveral> lat “N 28° 27 31” .<..site/capecanaveral> long “W 80° 31 59” . W 80° 31 59
  • 50. Promoting Linked Data
  • 51. Data
  • 52. Data Confusion
  • 53. Open Data
  • 54. Linked Data
  • 55. Linked Open Data
  • 56. 1. Data can be open, while not being linked2. Data can be linked, while not being open3. Data which is both open and linked is increasingly viable4. The Semantic Web can only function with data which is both open and linked
  • 57. 1. Data can be open, while not being linked2. Data can be linked, while not being open3. Data which is both open and linked is increasingly viable4. The Semantic Web can only function with data which is both open and linked Paul Walk - UKLON
  • 58. Linked Data isn’t about publishing data... ... it’s about describing ducks! Tom Scott Lead Developer BBC Wildlife Finder Quoting: Rob Styles, Talis
  • 59. GoodRelations
  • 60. Libraries have an advantage
  • 61. Libraries have an advantage ti ce pr ac i es of en t urC
  • 62. Libraries have an advantage ti ce pr ac i es of Lots o en t ur f standarC ds
  • 63. Libraries have an advantage ti ce pr ac i es of Lots o en t ur f st andarC ds 100’s millions records
  • 64. Libraries have an advantage ti ce pr ac i es of Lots o en t ur f st andarC ds 100’s millions records Describing things
  • 65. http://www.flickr.com/photos/ajayranipeta/163634989/
  • 66. Most other folks only have things to describe http://www.flickr.com/photos/ajayranipeta/163634989/
  • 67. Libraries have an advantage
  • 68. Libraries have an advantage Lists of things
  • 69. Libraries have an advantage Lists of things
  • 70. Libraries have an advantage Lists of things
  • 71. Libraries have an advantage Lists of things
  • 72. Libraries have an advantage Lists of things easy-ish
  • 73. Libraries have an advantage Lists of things easy-ish other sources
  • 74. Libraries good at describing things?
  • 75. Libraries good at describing things? http://www.flickr.com/photos/30084068@N08/3813863895
  • 76. Libraries good at describing things? Using Linked Data http://www.flickr.com/photos/30084068@N08/3813863895
  • 77. Libraries good at describing things? Using Linked p le Data p eo http://www.flickr.com/photos/30084068@N08/3813863895
  • 78. Libraries good at describing things? Using Linked pla le ces op Data pe http://www.flickr.com/photos/30084068@N08/3813863895
  • 79. Libraries good at describing things? Using Linked ventsle plae p ces o Data pe http://www.flickr.com/photos/30084068@N08/3813863895
  • 80. Libraries good at describing things? Using ries ts seeven pla Linked ces op le Data pe http://www.flickr.com/photos/30084068@N08/3813863895
  • 81. Libraries good at describing things? Using ries ts seeven pla Linked ces op le Data pe only describing books? http://www.flickr.com/photos/30084068@N08/3813863895
  • 82. Libraries good at describing things? Using ries ts seeven pla Linked ces op le Data pe only describing books? only reformatting records? http://www.flickr.com/photos/30084068@N08/3813863895
  • 83. Linked DataApplicable for Libraries
  • 84. LibrariesApplicable for Linked Data?
  • 85. Libraries
  • 86. Libraries tt er b e do uldco
  • 87. Libraries tt er b e d o u ld i seco ro m g p w in s ho
  • 88. Linked Data and Libraries
  • 89. Linked Data and Libraries Ask why and who for?