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Introduction to linked data

Meehan, TP; (2014) Introduction to linked data. Catalogue and Index , 174 2 - 12. Green open access

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Abstract

Linked data is a powerful means of structuring and publishing data on the web. The world wide web we are used to is essentially a linked web of documents; linked data provides a means to create a web of data. Rather than a series of locked down catalogue databases using standards specific to libraries, linked data offers the chance to openly share, link, and enrich this data not only with other libraries but beyond libraries and beyond the purposes to which we currently put it. This article will concentrate on what linked data actually looks like and how to read it. This is important to be able to understand conversations about linked data, which is becoming increasingly prominent in libraries and, in initiatives like Bibframe, is seeking to replace MARC as a standard for encoding and exchanging bibliographic data.

Type: Article
Title: Introduction to linked data
Location: UK
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
Language: English
Keywords: Linked data, Cataloguing
UCL classification: UCL > Professional Services
UCL > Professional Services > Library Services
URI: http://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/1449458
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