Linked data panel at ALIA Information Online 2017 Conference

I had the honor of being invited to participate in a linked data panel at the ALIA (Australian Library and Information Association) Information Online conference held in Sydney last month. We panelists were pleasantly surprised by the turnout—about 200 people attended our session, more than anticipated (standing room only). The conference organizers were amazingly prompt …

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More on international linked data survey for implementers

D-Lib Magazine has just published my analysis of the 2015 International Linked Data Survey for Implementers.* I published the results of the 2014 linked data survey in a series of blog posts here between 28 August 2014 and 8 September 2014 (1 — Who’s doing it; 2 — Examples in production; 3 — Why and what institutions are …

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Getting identifiers created for legacy names

That was the topic discussed recently by OCLC Research Library Partners metadata managers, initiated by John Riemer of UCLA and Jennifer Baxmeyer of Princeton. A sizable quantity of legacy names are represented only by text strings in bibliographic records; authority records are created only by institutions involved in the Program for Cooperative Cataloging’s Name Authority …

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What’s changed in linked data implementations?

Last year we received 96 responses to the OCLC Research “International Linked Data Survey for Implementers” reporting 172 linked data projects or services in 15 countries, of which 76 were described. Of the 76 projects described, 27 (36%) were not yet implemented and 13 (17%) had been in production in less than a year. So …

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