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German National Library goes LOD & publishes National Bibliography | Open bibliography and Open Bibliographic Data

German National Library goes LOD & publishes National Bibliography | Open bibliography and Open Bibliographic Data | Linked data for libraries | Scoop.it
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W3C Library Linked Data Incubator Group

W3C Library Linked Data Incubator Group | Linked data for libraries | Scoop.it

The mission of the Library Linked Data incubator group is to help increase global interoperability of library data on the Web, by bringing together people involved in Semantic Web activities—focusing on Linked Data—in the library community and beyond, building on existing initiatives, and identifying collaboration tracks for the future.

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"Open and linked data" will be a subtheme at this years ELAG conference

"Open and linked data" will be a subtheme at this years ELAG conference | Linked data for libraries | Scoop.it

"The Web enables us to link data as well as documents and Linked Open Data provides a set of best practices for publishing and consuming structured data on the Web. Libraries-- and indeed anyone-- can reuse bibliographic and authority data to build innovative services for researchers, teachers, students and other librarians. How can we provide useful data (including links to other non-library data sources) for others to use? How can we make use of linked open data to enrich the information we provide to our users? What are the legal and practical issues to be considered and what are the potential costs and benefits?"

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A Bibliographic Framework for the Digital Age (October 31, 2011): Bibliographic Framework Transition Initiative (Library of Congress)

The Working Group of the Future of Bibliographic Control, as it examined technology for the future, wrote that the Library community’s data carrier, MARC, is “based on forty-year-old techniques for data management and is out of step with programming styles of today.”

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