May 28, 2022

Full Text Paper: “Linking Libraries to the Web: Linked Data and the Future of the Bibliographic Record”

The following paper by Brighid Mooney Gonzales was the recipient of the 2014 LITA/Ex Libris Student Writing Award.


Linking Libraries to the Web: Linked Data and the Future of the Bibliographic Record


Brighid Mooney Gonzales


Information Technology and Libraries (Vol. 33, No. 4; 2014)


The ideas behind Linked Data and the Semantic Web have recently gained ground and shown the potential to redefine the world of the web. Linked Data could conceivably create a huge database out of the internet, linked by relationships understandable by both humans and machines. The benefits of Linked Data to libraries and their users are potentially great, but so are the many challenges to its implementation. The BIBFRAME Initiative provides the possible framework that will link library resources with the web, bringing them out of their information silos and making them accessible to all users.

Direct to Full Text Article (14 pages; PDF)

See Also: Alumna Brighid Gonzales Garners National Award for Research Paper on Linked Data (via San Jose State University School of Information)

See Also: On June 1, 2014 we pointed to another paper by Brighid Mooney Gonzalez: “Preparing LIS Students for a Career in Metadata Librarianship”

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