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...

SWIB14 - Pascal-Nicolas Becker - Weaving repository contents into the Semantic Web

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Repositories are systems to safely store and publish digital objects and their descriptive metadata. Repositories mainly serve their data by using web interfaces which are primarily oriented towards human consumption. They either hide their data behind non-generic interfaces or do not publish them at all in a way a computer can process easily. At the same time the data stored in repositories are particularly suited to be used in the Semantic Web as metadata are already available. They do not...

SWIB14 - Eric Miller - Moving from MARC: How BIBFRAME moves the Linked Data in Libraries conversation to large-scale action

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As the Library of Congress looked to the future of MARC, they looked to Linked Data principles and Semantic Web standards as the foundation of BIBFRAME. Libraries have an extensive history with MARC as a sophisticated and highly customized descriptive vocabulary with billions of records spread across systems and providers. In order to recognize the value of connecting this legacy in new and contemporary ways, BIBFRAME’s design is intentionally extensible with Profile-based vocabularies,...

SWIB14 - Nuno Freire - Linked Open Data in Aggregation Scenarios: The Case of The European Library

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The paradigm of Linked Data, brings many new challenges to libraries. The generic nature of data representation used in Linked Data, while it seamlessly allows any community to manipulate the data, also brings many possible paths to its implementation. The European Library Open Dataset is derived from the collections aggregated from member libraries. The dataset is published as Linked Open Data (LOD) and made available under the Creative Commons CC0 license, in order to promote and...

SWIB14 - Jens Mittelbach / Robert Glaß - d:swarm - A Library Data Management Platform Based on a Linked Open Data Approach

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The rise of the concept of resource discovery, the increasing multiplicity of information channels and the exploding complexity of the technological infrastructure have placed organizational and financial challenges on libraries. Library data has become more heterogeneous, its sources have grown manifold. Bibliographic and authority data, licence and business data, usage data from library catalogues and the global science community (bibliometric data) as well as open data from the WWW...