The following paper was presented at an IFLA 2014 Satellite Meeting, “Linked Data in Libraries: Let’s make it happen!” held at the BnF in Paris on August 14, 2014.
by Valentine Charles
Europeana Foundation and The European Library
The European Library
The European Library and Europeana have both an extensive experience in aggregating metadata for bibliographical records or digital resources from the cultural heritage institutions of Europe. For both of them meeting the challenge is offered by multilingual and heterogeneous data is an ongoing effort.
The growth of the Semantic Web and the more generalised publication of knowledge organisation systems as linked open data offer the possibility to make these services truly multilingual.
This paper shows how The European Library and Europeana exploit the semantic relations and translations offered by knowledge organisations systems in order to solve the problem of data integration at a European scale. It also demonstrates the potential of Linked Open vocabularies for enabling multilingual search and retrieval services.
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See Also: Additional Papers from “Linked Data in Libraries: Let’s make it happen!”