October 31, 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 […]

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 […]

New Blog Post: Europeana and Linked Open Data

From the Open Knowledge Foundation Blog: Europeana has recently released a new version of its Linked Data Pilot, data.europeana.eu. We now publish data for 2.4 million objects under an open metadata licence: CC0, the Creative Commons Public Domain Dedication.[Clip] After several months we have thus released a second version of data.europeana.eu. Though still a pilot, […]

Announcing DM2E (Digitised Manuscripts to Europena): Exploring the Possibilities of Linked Open Data in Cultural heritage

From the Open Knowledge Foundation Blog: The Open Knowledge Foundation is delighted to announce that it will be leading the community work for a three-year EU funded project entitled Digitised Manuscripts to Europena (DM2E). The project consortium, which includes academic institutions, NGOs and commercial partners, will be led by Professor Stefan Gradmann at the Humboldt […]