Yearly Archives: 2011

Library of Congress To Boldly Voyage To Linked Data Worlds

The Library of Congress made an announcement earlier this week that has left some usually vocal library pundits speechless. MARC is Dead! – RDA made irrelevant! – cries that can be heard rattling around the bibliographic blogo-twittersphere. More…

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W3C Library Linked Data Final Report Published

The W3C Library Linked Data Incubator Group has published it’s Final Report after a year of deliberation. The mission of the Library Linked Data Incubator Group was to help increase the global interoperability of library data on the Web by … More…

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Schema.org Déjà vu

The Web has been around for getting on for a couple of decades now, and massive industries have grown up around the magic of making it work for you and your organisation.  Some of it, it has to be said, … More…

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Will Europe’s National Libraries Open Data In An Open Way?

A significant step towards open bibliographic data was made in Copenhagen this week at the 25th anniversary meeting of the Conference of European National Librarians (CENL) hosted by the Royal Library of Denmark. From the CENL announcement: …the Conference of … More…

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The Power of the Link at Semantic Tech & Business, London, 2011

This post was initially just going to be about the presentation The Simple Power of the Link that I gave in the opening session of The Semantic Tech & Business Conference in London earlier this week.  However I realise now … More…

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Web, Semantic Web, SEO, SERP and Linked Data

Like many of my posts, this one comes from the threads of several disparate conversations coming together in my mind, in an almost astrological conjunction. One thread stems from my recent Should SEO Focus in on Linked Data? post, in … More…

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Will Government Open Licence Extensions be a haven for the timid?

National Archives announced today UK government licensing policy extended to make more public sector information available: Building on the success of the Open Government Licence, The National Archives has extended the scope of its licensing policy, encouraging and enabling even … More…

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Should SEO Focus in on Linked Data?

It is well known, the business of SEO is all about influencing SERPs, or is it?  Let me open up those acronyms: Those engaged in the business of Search Engine Optimisation (SEO) focus much of their efforts on influencing Search … More…

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UK Government Commits to More Open Data

A couple of weeks back UK Prime Minister David Cameron announced the broadening of the publicly available government data with the publishing of key data on the National Health Service, schools, criminal courts and transport. The background to the announcement … More…

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Significant Bibliographic Linked Data Release From The British Library

Today the British Library announced a significant contribution to the development, application, and sharing of bibliographic data using Linked Data techniques and technologies, with a preview of a new approach to publishing the British National Bibliography. Chief Executive Dame Lynne … More…

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