May 25, 2022

LODLAM: In-Depth Look: “ a LOD Service and a FRBR-Modelled Access into the Library Collections”

The following paper (18 pages; PDF) will be presented this August at the International Federation of Library Associations (IFLA) World Library and Information Congress (WLIC 2015) in Cape Town, South Africa.

Title a LOD Service and a FRBR-Modelled Access into the Library Collections

Ricardo Santos
National Library of Spain

Ana Manchado
National Library of Spain

Daniel Vila-Suero
Technical University of Madrid

IFLA Library

Abstract was first launched in 2011 as the data service from the National Library of Spain. In November 2014 a new beta version was built broadening the scope and data wealth included and building, on top of the entity-based data model, an innovative search and display tool targeted to the common user.

FRBR has been the model of choice for transforming, sorting, arrange and finally display the data extracted from the bibliographic and authority MARC21 records. This paper explains the goals and fundamentals behind this ongoing project, the workflows and the decisions made in the conceptualization, the data services developed and the underlying technology supporting all these processes.

Finally, taking into account the feedback received from users, some assessment are made about benefits and downsides of this FRBR-inspired visualization and LOD exposure experiment, drawing some conclusions and possible steps for the future.

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See Also: Conference Paper: “Introducing the FRBR Library Reference Model”

See Also: Conference Paper: “Taming the World “Wild” Web with Metadata for Everyone”

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