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Purpose: Provides a forum for discussion of issues related to Linked Library Data and the role of library metadata in the Semantic web. Goals include: raising awareness of Semantic Web technologies, such as the Resource Description Framework (RDF) and the use of URIs as identifiers within bibliographic descriptions; promoting research on linked data challenges, such as domain modeling and vocabulary selection and design; and informing the ongoing development of existing metadata standards for Libraries, Archives and Cultural Heritage Institutions.

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Bibliographic Linked Data records at Library of Congress

  • 1.  Bibliographic Linked Data records at Library of Congress

    Posted Feb 15, 2012 03:48 PM

    Does anyone know what's become of the linked data bibliographic records from the Library of Congress? Corey Harper showed some of these as examples in his March webinar last year, but they've since moved (hopefully not disappeared). Here's an example of a URL that worked as recently as late November:

    http://lccn.lcsubjects.org/92050731#i

    but now longer works.

    I can get the OPAC view and access to MARCXML, MODS, and Dublin Core records in XML for this record here:

    http://lccn.loc.gov/92050731

    and this seems like a logical place to have access to linked data as well, but I'm not seeing it.

    On a related note, the linked data example that was at the first link above included links to controlled vocabularies outside LC and I was wondering how it was generated. It looked too complex to have been done via automation, but it's hard to imagine otherwise given the size of the LC catalog (I looked at a handful of randomly selected records and they all had linked data versions). Is anyone familiar with how LC generated these linked data bib. records and what's become of them recently?

    Karen D. Miller

    Monographic/Digital Projects Cataloger

    Bibliographic Services Dept.

    Northwestern University Library

    Evanston, IL