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A Linked Data based index of library institutions

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July 21, 2010

A Linked Data based index of library institutions

Presentation by Felix Ostrowski, held on Wednesday 21st July 2010 at the Talis Open Day "Linked Data and Libraries" in London.



July 21, 2010

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  1. A Linked Data based index of library institutions Felix Ostrowski

    ostrowski@hbz-nrw.de Talis Open Day: Linked Data and Libraries Wednesday 21st July 2010 British Library Conference Centre
  2. Background  For various reasons, we (will) need to link

    to libraries and related organisations  Libraries don't have URIs  Minting URIs is easy, since they have stable „non-web“ identifiers (ISILs): http://lobid.org/organisation/DE-605  Domain + ISIL = Done!?
  3. But what about some „useful information“?  Convert existing databases

    to provide information „using the standards“: Database of German libraries MARC Organization Codes Search  Currently only very basic information (name, address and contact, using FOAF and vCard)  In the long run, use the Library Ontology
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  6. How to enhance the quality of the data?  Source

    databases differ in detail are often outdated  Provide editing capabilities? No, because libraries have websites! Usually only human readable RDFa turns the website into a machine readable interface Further reading: Nodalities blog post
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  9. Next steps  Include more databases  Provide SPARQL-endpoint and

    search capabilities  Make modelling decisions (e.g. opening hours)  Address © issues  Make libraries aware  Libraries: provide RDFa  Harvest web-sites
  10. Thank You! Questions? Now or never! (Actually, any time to:

    ostrowski@hbz-nrw.de) You are more than welcome to comment on http://blog.lobid.org/