May 16, 2022

Karen Coyle on "Visualizing Linked Data"

Metadata/linked data and semantic web expert, Karen Coyle (she’s also an award winning author), has published an informative item  on her blog for anyone wanting to learn more about linked data. The post comes a few weeks before Coyle participates in the RDA and the future of library metadata webinar. Three part series  (one session per week, a different speaker each time) begins on May 11th. Karen speaks about the semantic web and why libraries need to be a part of it on May 18th.

The blog post “Visualizing Linked Data” has Karen using the Open Library (an INFOdocket favorite) and the Virtual International Authority File, These sources, “can present authors in a Semantic Web form.”

Since the semantic web is something all info pros should have at least a basic knowledge of this post is a must read and something to share with colleagues.

Plus Karen provides links to some reading material and several sites including DBPedia and Freebase (owned by Google) that offer more examples.

About Gary Price

Gary Price ( is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. Before launching INFOdocket, Price and Shirl Kennedy were the founders and senior editors at ResourceShelf and DocuTicker for 10 years. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.