September 18, 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 […]

Collections Trust Secures €8m Investment to Bring Collections Online

From a CT News Release: The Collections Trust has secured major European Commission investment in projects worth a total of €8m to help museums, archives and libraries share their collections online safely and sustainably. EUROPEANA INSIDE is a €3.8million research and development project in partnership with 10 leading Collections Management Software providers, all of whom […]

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 […]

Linking Libraries, Museums, Archives: Archivist of the U.S. David Ferriero Speaks at Harvard

From the Harvard Gazette: The archivist of the United States, David Ferriero, says that one of the core challenges facing today’s librarians, archivists, and museum curators is the need for them to work across disciplines to deliver the integrated, seamless level of service that tech-savvy users are increasingly coming to expect. “We are all in […]

Nature Publishing Group Releases Linked Data Platform

Nature Publishing Group has released its publication data via the new Nature Linked Data Platform available here. From an NPG Announcement: The platform includes more than 20 million Resource Description Framework (RDF) statements, including primary metadata for more than 450,000 articles published by NPG since 1869. In this first release, the datasets include basic citation […]