May 23, 2022

Linked Open Data (Beta) Now Available From OpenAire Database of Open Access Publications and Data

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The OpenAire database currently provides metadata about:

The new linked open data (LODLAM) beta was first announced late last week.

From an Introductory Blog Post:

We’re happy to announce that the OpenAIRE Linked Open Data (LOD) Services are now available as a beta version at

OpenAIRE already makes its data freely available for re-use via APIs.

In line with its commitment to openness, OpenAIRE has been busy mapping OpenAIRE’s data onto suitable standard vocabularies in order to make OpenAIRE’s data available as Linked Open Data.  This started with a specification of the OpenAIRE data model as a Resource Description Framework (RDF) vocabulary, and then entailed mapping of the OpenAIRE data to the graph-based RDF data model. To interlink the OpenAIRE data with related data on the Web, we have identified a list of potential datasets with which to interlink, including the DBpedia dataset extracted from Wikipedia and the publication databases DBLP and CiteSeer. Making our data available in this way extends OpenAIRE’s technical interoperability and enables new user communities to engage with our data.

The blog post continues with an intro to linked open data for the non-technical that includes three charts.

Direct to OpenAire Linked Open Data (Beta)

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.