Tutorial on Linked Data for Digital Libraries, given by me, Uldis Bojars, and Nuno Lopes in Valletta, Malta at TPDL2013 on 2013-10-22.
This half-day tutorial is aimed at academics and practitioners interested in creating and using Library Linked Data. Linked Data has been embraced as the way to bring complex information onto the Web, enabling discoverability while maintaining the richness of the original data. This tutorial will offer participants an overview of how digital libraries are already using Linked Data, followed by a more detailed exploration of how to publish, discover and consume Linked Data. The practical part of the tutorial will include hands-on exercises in working with Linked Data and will be based on two main case studies: (1) linked authority data and VIAF; (2) place name information as Linked Data.
For practitioners, this tutorial provides a greater understanding of what Linked Data is, and how to prepare digital library materials for conversion to Linked Data. For researchers, this tutorial updates the state of the art in digital libraries, while remaining accessible to those learning Linked
Data principles for the first time. For library and iSchool instructors, the tutorial provides a valuable introduction to an area of growing interest for information organization curricula. For digital library project managers, this tutorial provides a deeper understanding of the principles of Linked Data, which is needed for bespoke projects that involve data mapping and the reuse of existing metadata models.