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Library Linked Data: Research and Adoption—print/e-book Bundle
Erik T. Mitchell
Item Number: 7700-8964
Publisher: ALA TechSource
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Library Technology Reports, July 2013 (49:5)

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52 pages
Year Published: 2013

Computers increasingly collect, manage, and analyze data for scholarly research. Linked data gives libraries the ability to support this e-research, making it a powerful tool. Libraries are at a tipping point in adoption of linked data, and this issue of Library Technology Reports explores current research in linked open data, explaining concepts and pioneering services, such as
  • Five building blocks of metadata—data model, content rules, metadata schema, data serialization, and data exchange
  • Three case studies—Europeana, Digital Public Library of America, and BIBFRAME
  • How libraries, archives and museums are currently addressing such issues as metadata quality, open data and business models, cross community engagement, and implementation


Chapter 1—Metadata Developments in Libraries and Other Cultural Heritage Institutions


               A Brief History of LAM Metadata

               The Motivation for a New Approach to Metadata

               A General Framework for Discussing Metadata



Chapter 2—Building Block of Linked Open Data in Libraries


               What Is Linked Open Data?



Chapter 3—Three Case Studies in Linked Open Data



               The Digital Public Library of America (DPLA)


               Case Study Discussion



Chapter 4—Issues, Opportunities, and Trends in Metadata


               Data Analysis



               Tools and Data Used in This Issue


About the Author

Erik T. Mitchell is the associate university librarian for digital initiatives and collaborative services at the University of California, Berkeley. In addition to studying information technology adoption and use in libraries, he examines metadata issues and professional development in library and information science. Before joining the University of California, Berkeley, he was an assistant professor at the College of Information Studies at the University of Maryland (2011-2013), and served as the assistant director for technology services in the Z. Smith Reynolds Library at Wake Forest University (1999-2011). A columnist for the Journal of Web Librarianship as well as Technical Services Quarterly, he is also the author of the book Cloud-Based Services for Your Library: A LITA Guide, and has published and presented widely on library IT, metadata use, and pedagogical approaches.

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Published by ALA TechSource, Library Technology Reports helps librarians make informed decisions about technology products and projects. Library Technology Reports publishes eight issues annually and provides thorough overviews of current technology. Reports are authored by experts in the field and may address the application of technology to library services, offer evaluative descriptions of specific products or product classes, or cover emerging technology. Find out more information on this publication and how you can subscribe here.


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