Library Linked Data in the Cloud

A book that a few of our colleagues have been working on for quite some time has now been released: Library Linked Data in the Cloud: OCLC’s Experiments with New Models of Resource Description. You can also preview it on Google Books. OCLC Research has been working with linked data for years, and we have developed …

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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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Going, going, gone: The imperative for archiving the web

We all know that over the past 30+ years the World Wide Web has become an indispensable tool (understatement!) for disseminating information, extending the reputations of organizations and businesses, enabling Betty the Blogger to establish an international reputation, and ruining dinner table debate by providing the answer to every conceivable question. It has caused a sea change in how humans communicate and learn. …

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Bracket competition: And the winner is …

OCLC Research Collective Collections Tournament #oclctourney Thanks to everyone who entered the 2015 OCLC Research Collective Collections Tournament Bracket Competition! A quick re-cap of the rules: all entrants picked a conference. If no one chose the winning conference, then a random drawing would be held among all entrants to determine the winner of the prize. …

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Champion Revealed! Real-ly!

OCLC Research Collective Collections Tournament #oclctourney The 2015 OCLC Research Collective Collections Tournament Champion is … Our final round of competition tried to “keep it real” – realia, that is. Realia are “three-dimensional objects from real-life”, which can mean anything from valuable historical artifacts to … well, not-so-valuable yet interesting objects from all corners of …

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