Category Archives: Web

A Step for Schema.org – A Leap for Bib Data on the Web

Several significant bibliographic related proposals were brought together in a package which I take great pleasure in reporting was included in the latest v1.9 release of Schema.org More…

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WorldCat Works – 197 Million Nuggets of Linked Data

They’re released! A couple of months back I spoke about the preview release of Works data from WorldCat.org.  Today OCLC published a press release announcing the official release of 197 million descriptions of bibliographic Works. A Work is a high-level … More…

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Visualising Schema.org

One of the most challenging challenges in my evangelism of the benefits of using Schema.org for sharing data about resources via the web is that it is difficult to ‘show’ what is going on. The scenario goes something like this….. … More…

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Getty Release AAT Vocabulary as Linked Open Data

The Getty Research Institute has announced the release of the Art & Architecture Thesaurus (AAT)® as Linked Open Data. The data set is available for download at vocab.getty.edu under an Open Data Commons Attribution License (ODC BY 1.0). The Art … More…

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Content-Negotiation for WorldCat

I am pleased to share with you a small but significant step on the Linked Data journey for WorldCat and the exposure of data from OCLC. Content-negotiation has been implemented for the publication of Linked Data for WorldCat resources. For … More…

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From Records to a Web of Library Data – Pt3 Beacons of Availability

As is often the way, you start a post without realising that it is part of a series of posts – as with the first in this series.  That one – Entification, the following one – Hubs of Authority and … More…

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From Records to a Web of Library Data – Pt2 Hubs of Authority

As is often the way, you start a post without realising that it is part of a series of posts – as with the first in this series.  That one – Entification, and the next in the series – Beacons … More…

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Who Will Be Mostly Right – Wikidata, Schema.org?

Two, on the surface, totally unconnected posts – yet the the same message. Well that’s how they seem to me anyway.

Post 1 – The Problem With Wikidata from Mark Graham writing in the Atlantic. Post 2 – Danbri has moved on – should we follow? by a former colleague Phil Archer. More…

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Google SEO RDFa and Semantic Search

Today’s Wall Street Journal gives us an insight in to the makeover underway in the Google search department. Over the next few months, Google’s search engine will begin spitting out more than a list of blue Web links. It will … More…

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The Pointless Search for the Killer App

Why is it those sceptical about a new technology resort, within a very few sentences, to the show me the Killer App line. As if the appearance of, a gold-star approved by the bloggerati, example of something useful implemented in said technology is going to change their mind.
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