Break On Through to the Other Side: The Library and Linked Data

15Mar2011 at 1:03 pm (General) (, , )

Although not related to KF Modified some of you may be interested in my recently published article on libraries and linked data, “Break On Through to the Other Side: The Library and Linked Data” (TALL Quarterly, v. 30 no. 1 (Spring 2011)). Many thanks to Susan Barker at the Toronto Association of Law Libraries for her assistance and support and to Timothy Bristow who has done a fantastic job with the layout (You won’t see that here however because this is the preprint 🙂 )

Here’s the abstract:

This article discusses the barriers that exist between our bibliographic data and other data available on the World Wide Web. The isolation of this bibliographic data is a problem that impacts on the successful integration of the library catalogue into the potential semantic Web of the future. It will look at two available data models for bibliographic data and introduces the Resource Description Framework (RDF) which has emerged as the preferred data model for enabling linked data on the Web. The article concludes with a brief look at some current activities related to linked data that are occurring as part of the development of Resource Description and Access (RDA).

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KF Modified Enhancements: KF4483.I5 and KF4483.N3

3Mar2011 at 9:45 am (Enhancements)

Just a short note to let you know that the enhancements for KF4483.I5 (Immigration and Emigration. Refugees and Foreign Nationals. Passports) and KF4483.N3 (Nationality and Citizenship) were included in the 4th quarter update. You’ll notice that the whole section on constitutional law was rearranged a little to accommodate these new sections.

Many thanks to Humayan Rashid and the KF Modified Committee for all their work on this!

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