Shift to Linked Data for production

  That was the topic discussed several times recently by OCLC Research Library Partners metadata managers, initiated by Philip Schreur of Stanford, who is also involved in the Linked Data for Libraries (LD4L) project.  Linked data may well be the next common infrastructure both for communicating library data and embedding it into the fabric of …

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Hallmarks of library cooperation

The OCLC Research Library Partnership offers opportunities for staff to learn from peers in other countries. Hideyuki Seki of Keio University took advantage of this opportunity to ask the OCLC Research Library Partners Metadata Managers Focus Group members for examples of their most successful collaborations with other institutions’ libraries and the factors that contributed most to …

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Talk Like a Pirate – library metadata speaks

Friday, 19 September is of course well known as International Talk Like a Pirate Day. In order to mark the day, we created not one but FIVE lists (rolled out over this whole week). This is part of our What In the WorldCat? series (#wtworldcat lists are created by mining data from WorldCat in order to highlight interesting …

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Linked Data Survey results 6 – Advice from the implementers

    OCLC Research conducted an international linked data survey for implementers between 7 July and 15 August 2014. This is the sixth-–and last-–post in the series reporting the results.   An objective in conducting this survey was to learn from the experiences of those who had implemented or were implementing linked data projects/services.  We appreciate …

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