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...

SWIB14 - Dan Scott - schema.org: machine-readable cataloguing for the open web

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The schema.org vocabulary was created by the major search engines (Bing, Google Yahoo!, and Yandex) in 2011 to provide a common means of expressing metadata about popular search topics such as events, people, and products. While schema.org was enthusiastically adopted by web sites hoping for enhanced search results and rankings, libraries have more cautiously integrated the vocabulary. This session examines efforts to use schema.org to provide access points for library resources in major...

SWIB14 - Markus Krötzsch - Wikidata: A Free Collaborative Knowledge Base

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Wikidata, the free knowledge base of Wikipedia, is one of the largest collections of human-authored structured information that are freely available on the Web. It is curated by a unique community of tens of thousands of editors who contribute in up to 400 different languages. Data is stored in a language-independent way, so that most users can access information in their native language. To support plurality, Wikidata uses a rich content model that gives up on the idea that the world can be...

SWIB14 - Valentine Charles / JulianeWhen - Semantics support Multilingual Access to Digital Cultural Heritage

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For Europeana, the platform for Europe’s digital cultural heritage from libraries, museums and archives, multilingual access is one priority. Breaking down language barriers is an ongoing challenge with many facets as Europeana provides content coming from 36 different countries serving users across the world. For Europeana, multilingual access does not only mean the translation of the interface, but also comprises retrieving, browsing and understanding documents in languages the users do...