October 7, 2015

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


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 […]

Asking Complex Questions: "New Search Tool to Unlock Wikipedia"

A new plug-in for use with Wikipedia data named “Swipe” will be demonstrated at the WWW conference next month. Until then, here’s some reading and viewing material about the technology. You have to wonder if Wolfram|Alpha is working on something similar utilizing their database? From New Scientist: Called Swipe – loosely short for “searching Wikipedia […]

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 […]