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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.

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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    databases differ in detail are often outdated  Provide editing capabilities?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/