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Linked Data for Libraries, by OCLC - YouTube video

A short introduction to the concepts and technology behind linked data, how it works, and some benefits it brings to libraries. (RT @OCLC_ANZ: Wondering about linked data & why it's important to libraries?)

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Linked Data for Libraries, Museums, and Archives: Survey and Workshop Report

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In June 2011 Stanford University hosted a group of librarians and technologists to examine issues and challenges surrounding the use of linked data for library applications.

 This report summarizes the activities and discussions that took place during the workshop, describes what came out of the workshop, outlines next steps identified by the participants, and provides contextual and background information, including preliminary reports and biographies of workshop participants. The workshop report was produced and edited by the participants and staff at Stanford University Libraries.

 

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What is Linked Open Data? Europeana releases an animation to explain | Open GLAM - Vimeo animation

What is Linked Open Data? Europeana releases an animation to explain | Open GLAM - Vimeo animation | The Information Professional | Scoop.it

Joris Pekel is a Berlin based Community Coordinator for the OKFN and works specifically with digital heritage. He is co-editor of the Open GLAM blog:

 

"Linked Open Data is getting more attention from the information world, as well as from memory institutions. But what exactly is it and more important, why is it a good thing? To explain this, Europeana has released an animation."

 

 

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Archives Outside » What is #LODLAM ?

LODLAM stands for Linked Open Data in Libraries, Archives and Museums.

 

This is a very exciting, innovative area. If you do a Google search on “LODLAM” you bring up a lot of hits, however, sitting right at the top of the list is lod-lam.net. I’ve embedded an Introductory talk on LODLAM by Jon Voss from that site which is a great place to start the LODLAM journey. If you’d like to learn more then I’d highly recommend exploring the websites resources further; they include talks, slideshows, reading lists and information on upcoming events. For those of us in the Southern Hemisphere it’s also worth noting the LODLAM-NZ is coming up in Wellington on 1 December 2011 (Bookings Open).

 

- Fiona Sullivan 

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