July 28, 2014

OCLC: Linked Data Now Included in WorldCat Facebook App

via the OCLC Developer Network: The availability of Linked Data in WorldCat.org has everyone here very excited. We had been anxiously awaiting the chance to make use of this new feature in our own applications, and are now beginning to try it out. You may have already seen the bookmarklet developed by OCLC Developer Network […]

Semantic Web: W3C Launches Linked Data Platform Working Group

From a W3C Announcement: Today W3C launched the new Linked Data Platform (LDP) Working Group to promote the use of linked data on the Web. Per its charter, the group will explain how to use a core set of services and technologies to build powerful applications capable of integrating public data, secured enterprise data, and […]

Semantic Web/Linked Data Expert Richard Wallis Joins OCLC as Technology Evangelist

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From an OCLC Announcement: Richard Wallis, a consultant and distinguished thought leader in Semantic Web and Linked Data technology, has joined the OCLC staff as Technology Evangelist. He will be based in Birmingham, United Kingdom. [Clip] He will collaborate with members and facilitate projects with OCLC teams as libraries and the cooperative continue their efforts […]

New: Issue 16 of the The Code4Lib Journal is Now Online

Direct to The Code4Lib Journal (Issue 16) Table-of-Contents Includes abstracts for all article. Articles Include: Creating a Seamless Cross-Platform Online Experience for Mobile Users by Katherine Lynch HTML5 Microdata and Schema.org by Jason Ronallo Using VuFind, XAMPP, and Flash Drives to Build an Offline Library Catalog for Use in a Liberal Arts in Prison Program […]

Spanish Data in DBpedia Grows After Mapping Marathon

From the Facultad de Informática at the Universidad Politécnica de Madrid: Spanish edition of DBpedia mushrooms from just four to over 100 types of mapped infoboxes and from 20,000 to over 400,000 mapped pages On 3 and 4 November last, the Spanish Linked Data Thematic Network, led by Oscar Corcho of the Ontology Engineering Group, […]

New Issue Alert: D-Lib Magazine (November/December 2011) Released

D-Lib Magazine Direct to Complete Table of Contents (Vol. 17, No. 11/12) Direct to Articles and Abstracts + Extending the Scope of Trove: Addition of E-resources Subscribed to By Australian Libraries by Rose Holley, National Library of Australia + A Semantic Registry for Digital Library Collections and Services by James E. Powell, Krista Black, and […]

Agriculture: FAO Data Published as Linked Open Data

From the FAO Data Blog: FAO (Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations), like many other large data producers (BBC, the Library of Congress, the US government, just to name just a few), has started publicizing its data as Linked Open Data. For example, the very first data set published by FAO was the […]

Elsevier Announces Winners of Semantic Web Challenge

From Elsevier: Elsevier today announced the winners of the  Semantic Web Challenge. Participants in the Challenge applied semantic web techniques in building online end-user applications that integrate, combine and deduce information needed to assist users in performing tasks. The Challenge took place at the International Semantic Web Conference (ISWC 2011) in Bonn, Germany, from October […]

Semantically Enriched Scholarly Content From HighWire Press via New Partnership With TEMIS

From the Announcement: HighWire Press and TEMIS, leading provider of Semantic Content Enrichment solutions for the Enterprise, announced today they entered into a strategic technology and business partnership. Under the agreement, HighWire will integrate the full suite of Luxid software within its ePublishing Platform to provide automated content annotation, enrichment and linking to its customers. […]