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:
- 14.822,759 Publications, 17,600 Data Sets
- From More than 6520 Repositories and OA Journals
- List of OpenAire Data Providers
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 http://beta.lod.openaire.eu/.
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)
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Gary Price (firstname.lastname@example.org) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. He earned his MLIS degree from Wayne State University in Detroit. Price has won several awards including the SLA Innovations in Technology Award and Alumnus of the Year from the Wayne St. University Library and Information Science Program. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com. Gary is also the co-founder of infoDJ an innovation research consultancy supporting corporate product and business model teams with just-in-time fact and insight finding.