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OCLC's latest linked data developments

  • 1.  OCLC's latest linked data developments

    Posted 25 days ago

    This message from OCLC has been shared with many lists.  Please excuse duplication. 

    As libraries continue to focus on new ways to facilitate the creation and sharing of knowledge, and as the volume and variety of information increases, metadata and metadata expertise is more important than ever. Evolving library data into linked data frees the knowledge in library collections and connects it to the knowledge streams that inform our everyday lives-on the web, through smart devices, and using technologies like artificial intelligence (AI).

    OCLC is developing linked data services, products, and datasets that provide the descriptive resources needed to curate data at scale and across workflows.

    • WorldCat bibliographic records are now enriched with WorldCat Entities uniform resource identifiers (URIs), establishing a bridge between MARC data and linked data-connecting data across local systems and workflows.
    • Current cataloging applications have been and will continue to be enhanced to add valuable linked data elements into existing workflows.
    • New services will be rolled out later this year to further enable libraries to manage and integrate linked data at a pace that's right for them.

    Visit oc.lc/linkeddata for additional information and to subscribe to updates about how OCLC is supporting libraries with new linked data initiatives.


    Kate James (she/her/hers)
    OCLC · Program Coordinator- Metadata Engagement, Membership & Research Division
    6565 Kilgour Place, Dublin, Ohio, 43017 United States