SWIB14 - Richard Wallis - Entification: The Route to 'Useful' Library Data

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Linked Data is all about identifying 'things' then describing them and their relationships in a web of other 'things', or entities. Many library linked data initiatives have focused on directly transforming records into RDF with little linking between the shared concepts captured within those records or to external authoritative representations of the same things. The British Library, with a linked data version of the British National Bibliography, was an early pioneer in attempting to model...

SWIB14 - Cristina Sarasua - Supporting Data Interlinking in Semantic Libraries with Microtask Crowdsourcing

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Semantic Web technologies enable the integration of distributed data sets curated by different organisations and with different purposes. Descriptions of particular resources (e.g. events, persons or images) are connected through links that explicitly state the relationship between them. Connecting data of similar or disparate domains, libraries can offer a more extensive and detailed information to their visitors, while librarians have better documentation in their cataloguing activities....

SWIB14 - Dan Whaley - All knowledge, annotated

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This August the W3C chartered the Web Annotation Working Group, based around an RDF data model called Open Annotation, which is rapidly being integrated into new open source tools and software libraries and adopted by a diverse cross-section of scholars, scientists, educators and others. The potential is to create a new layer over the web as we know it, enabling a rich set of interactive capabilities that until now have not been possible. This talk will provide an overview of the history...

SWIB14 - Thomas Baker / Osma Suominen - Turning three overlapping thesauri into a Global Agricultural Concept Scheme

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AGROVOC Concept Scheme, CAB Thesaurus (CABT), and NAL Thesaurus (NALT) largely overlap in scope (agriculture and agricultural research). This duplication is both inefficient for their maintainers and constitutes a barrier to searching across databases indexed with their terms. Common representation in SKOS makes mapping easier, but it would in principle be more efficient to merge the thesauri into one shared concept scheme to be jointly maintained by the three organizations. A feasibility...

SWIB14 - Henri Ylikotila / Osma Suominen - Publish your SKOS vocabularies with Skosmos

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Skosmos is an open source web-based SKOS browser being developed at the National Library of Finland. It can be used by e.g. libraries and archives as a publishing platform for controlled vocabularies such as thesauri, lightweight ontologies, classifications and authority files. The Finnish national thesaurus and ontology service Finto is built using Skosmos, which was formerly known as ONKI Light. Finto is used by indexers at the National Library and other libraries, as well as other...

SWIB14 - Joachim Neubert - KOS evolution in Linked Data

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Over time, Knowledge Organization Systems such as thesauri and classifications undergo lots of changes, as the knowledge domains evolve. Most SKOS publishers therefore put a version tag on their vocabularies. With the vocabularies interwoven in the open web of data, however, different versions may be the base for references in other datasets. So, updates by "third parties" are required, in indexing data as well as in mappings from or to other vocabularies. Yet answers to simple user...