Linked Library Data: Offering a Backbone for the Semantic Web

  • Joachim Neubert
  • Klaus Tochtermann
Part of the Communications in Computer and Information Science book series (CCIS, volume 295)


Since the publication of Tim Berner-Lees “Linked Data – Design Issues” [1] 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.


Link Data Link Open Data Corporate Body Simple Knowledge Organization System Knowledge Organization System 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Joachim Neubert
    • 1
  • Klaus Tochtermann
    • 1
  1. 1.ZBW German National Library of Economics – Leibniz Centre for EconomicsHamburgGermany

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