Richard Wallis
Linked Data: from
Library Entities to
the Web of Data
Technology Evangelist
@rjw
edition
author location
holding
date of publication
classification
publisher
title
source
ISBN
author location
holding
cla...
authorperson place
object concept
organization work
subjectitem
availability
library data stored as entities
person place
object concept
organization work
library data stored as entities
library knowledge graph
A graph of relations...
What’s Happening on The Web:
schema.org
What’s Happening for Libraries:
SchemaBibExtend
• W3C Activity
• Schema.org Based
http://www.w3.org/community/schemabibex/
WorldCat Entities
Works
• 197+ million Work descriptions and URIs
• Schema.org
• RDF Data formats – RDF/XML, Turtle, Tripl...
Part of the Web of Data
• A Technology
• Standard on the Web – RDF, URIs, Vocabularies
• Identifying and Linking resources on the Web
• Important ...
Entity Based Data
on the Web
… beneficial effects for libraries
http://www.theeuropeanlibrary.org/tel4/newsitem/5350
“… more than 80 per cent of these
...
Bibliographic Entities in the Web of Data
Cataloging
Integration with the web
Cascading updates More options
Intuitive sea...
OCLC Entity Based Data Strategy
 VIAF, ISNI, FAST Publish Linked Data
 WorldCat.org Linked Data Release – using Schema.o...
Yeah – but what can I
do?• Your resources in the Web of Data
- Contribute to WorldCat
• Start linking your resources
- Wor...
Explore. Share. Magnify.
Richard Wallis
Technology Evangelist
Richard.wallis@oclc.org
@rjw
Linked Data: from Library
Entit...
Linked Data: from Library Entities to the Web of Data
Linked Data: from Library Entities to the Web of Data
Linked Data: from Library Entities to the Web of Data
Linked Data: from Library Entities to the Web of Data
Linked Data: from Library Entities to the Web of Data
Linked Data: from Library Entities to the Web of Data
Linked Data: from Library Entities to the Web of Data
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Presentation to the ALCTS session "International Developments in Library Linked Data: Think Globally" at the American Library Association Conference in Las Vegas - June 2014

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Linked Data: from Library Entities to the Web of Data

  1. 1. Richard Wallis Linked Data: from Library Entities to the Web of Data Technology Evangelist @rjw
  2. 2. edition author location holding date of publication classification publisher title source ISBN author location holding classification publisher person place object concept organization work library data: stored as records title
  3. 3. authorperson place object concept organization work subjectitem availability library data stored as entities
  4. 4. person place object concept organization work library data stored as entities library knowledge graph A graph of relationships
  5. 5. What’s Happening on The Web: schema.org
  6. 6. What’s Happening for Libraries: SchemaBibExtend • W3C Activity • Schema.org Based http://www.w3.org/community/schemabibex/
  7. 7. WorldCat Entities Works • 197+ million Work descriptions and URIs • Schema.org • RDF Data formats – RDF/XML, Turtle, Triples, JSON-LD • Links to WorldCat manifestations • Links to Dewey, LCSH, LCNAF, VIAF, FAST • Open Data license • Released April 2014
  8. 8. Part of the Web of Data
  9. 9. • A Technology • Standard on the Web – RDF, URIs, Vocabularies • Identifying and Linking resources on the Web • Important powerful enabling technology • But only a technology… for the systems folks to worry about • Real benefits flow from: Entity Based Data Architecture Powered by Linked Data
  10. 10. Entity Based Data on the Web
  11. 11. … beneficial effects for libraries http://www.theeuropeanlibrary.org/tel4/newsitem/5350 “… more than 80 per cent of these visitors coming from search engines …”
  12. 12. Bibliographic Entities in the Web of Data Cataloging Integration with the web Cascading updates More options Intuitive searching
  13. 13. OCLC Entity Based Data Strategy  VIAF, ISNI, FAST Publish Linked Data  WorldCat.org Linked Data Release – using Schema.org  Internal agreement on data strategy  Evangelism  Research & Design with Data Architecture Group  Data mining of WorldCat resources  WorldCat Works Released 2012 2014 Application Integration  WorldCat Discovery  Analytics  Discovery API  Cataloging 2015 More Entities Released  Person  Organization  Event  Concept New Products Continuing Evangelism New Services Continuing Innovation 2013 2016
  14. 14. Yeah – but what can I do?• Your resources in the Web of Data - Contribute to WorldCat • Start linking your resources - WorldCat Work URIs in your data • Register institution on the web - Schema.org – Organization/Library - WorldCat Registry - Schema.org across your Website(s) • Talk to system providers / projects - Not just a Linked Data feature - Exposing Entities in global context
  15. 15. Explore. Share. Magnify. Richard Wallis Technology Evangelist Richard.wallis@oclc.org @rjw Linked Data: from Library Entities to the Web of Data

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