Knowledge Technology pp 37-45
Linked Library Data: Offering a Backbone for the Semantic Web
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- Neubert J., Tochtermann K. (2012) Linked Library Data: Offering a Backbone for the Semantic Web. In: Lukose D., Ahmad A.R., Suliman A. (eds) Knowledge Technology. Communications in Computer and Information Science, vol 295. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
Since the publication of Tim Berner-Lees “Linked Data – Design Issues”  in 2006, the number of linked datasets in the Semantic Web has exploded. However, coverage and quality of the datasets are seen as issues, since many of them are the outcome of time-limited academic projects and are not curated on a regular basis. Yet, in the domain of cultural heritage institutions, large and high quality datasets have been built over decades, not only about publications but also about the personal und corporate creators and about the subjects of publications. Libraries and information centres have started to publish such datasets as Linked Open Data (LOD). The paper will introduce types of such datasets (and services built on them), will present some examples and explore their possible role in the linked data universe.
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