May 26, 2022

New Article: “Linked Data URIs and Libraries: The Story So Far”

From the latest issue of D-Lib Magazine.


Linked Data URIs and Libraries: The Story So Far


Ioannis Papadakis
Ionian University, Corfu, Greece

Konstantinos Kyprianos
Ionian University

Michalis Stefanidakis
Ionian University


D-Lib Magazine
May/June 2015, Volume 21, Number 5/6


The linked data movement is a relatively new trend on the web that, among other things, enables diverse data providers to publish their content in an interoperable, machine-understandable way. Libraries around the world appear to be embracing linked data technologies that render their content more accessible to both humans and computers.

This paper focuses on linked data URIs that refer to authority data. We attempt to identify the specific MARC fields that are capable of hosting linked data information. Additionally, seven major national libraries are examined to determine to what degree they have adopted the fundamental linked data principles.

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