A Proposal of an Academic Library Management System Based on an RDF Repository

  • Loredana MoceanEmail author
  • Vasile Paul Bresfelean
  • Mara Hajdu Macelaru
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Business Information Processing book series (LNBIP, volume 263)


The application of Semantic Web technologies has the potential to overcome the limitations of classic WWW architectures and can be used to build Web portals with enhanced semantic interoperability. This paper proposes an innovative approach to implement e-learning portals components using state of the art Semantic Web technologies. We propose a new architecture in which a number of components are to be described and modeled using the Linked Data technological space built around RDF [24]. Creating and incorporating a virtual library based on RDF allows the combination of semantic links between resources, with the possibility of extending these semantics. At the application level, there will be entities capable of processing information in an intelligent manner and capable of reasoning, thus offering complex services like data search, resources retrieval, monitoring applications’ activities or information filtering for both machines and people.


Semantic Web RDF Database Academic portal requirements Virtual library 



The present research was supported by the PNII-RU-TE-2014-4-2640 UEFISCDI grant “eTrajectory – students’ professional trajectory”.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Loredana Mocean
    • 1
    Email author
  • Vasile Paul Bresfelean
    • 1
  • Mara Hajdu Macelaru
    • 2
  1. 1.Faculty of Economics and Business AdministrationBabes-Bolyai UniversityCluj-NapocaRomania
  2. 2.North University Baia MareBaia MareRomania

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