Introduction to Linked Data for Libraries (SEFLIN)

This class provides an introduction to the principles of Linked Data, the methods of making data available in such a form, and illustrates interesting applications that libraries are developing.

Linked Open Data is a feature of the Semantic Web that has been gaining attention in recent years. “Linked Data” refers to data published in accordance with principles designed to facilitate linkages among all kinds of resources on the Web; it goes beyond hypertext links between documents to include links to anything that has identity, such as people, controlled vocabularies, geographic places, etc. Linked Data opens up the wealth of resources in libraries and exposes it to the wider world of the Web, enabling sharing and reusability.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Gain an understanding of what Linked Data is and why it is beneficial to libraries and other cultural heritage institutions
  • Outline how library data may be structured to make it useable as Linked Data on the Web
  • Review relevant technologies that are in use to enable this approach
  • Understand what steps libraries and other cultural heritage institutions might take to be able to participate in making their data available in this way
  • Review current use cases and applications of Linked Data in libraries

This class is funded in part by the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) Division of Preservation and Access.

Presented by: Rebecca Gunther, Lyrasis

Registration deadline:  07/10/2014

Staff from Florida libraries may register for this workshop at no charge. Priority will be given to SEFLIN members. Non-members will be placed on a waiting list and added as space permits after the registration deadline.

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