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Library Linked Data: Early Activity and Development
Erik T. Mitchell
Item Number: 978-0-8389-5968-8
Publisher: ALA TechSource
Price: $43.00
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Library Technology Reports, January 2016 (52:1)

36 pages
8.5" x 11"
Year Published: 2016
You’ve heard about the promise of Linked Data. But what’s happening now? In the past few years, the library, archive, and museum (LAM) communities have developed new tools and standards, published new vocabularies, and explored new use cases and applications all with an eye toward sharing more data and increasing the visibility of their data across the web. As some early projects enter production, some institutions are shedding old systems and historic metadata practices. More fully formed models are emerging, and with them, standards, use cases, and conversion tools that will help your library experiment without starting from scratch. This issue of Library Technology Reports looks at large-scale projects such as BIBFRAME, DPLA, and WorldCat. Describing a trajectory of adoption, Mitchell examines the policies and practices influencing the community.
About the Author

Erik Mitchell, PhD, is associate university librarian and associate CIO at the University of California, Berkeley. In addition to focusing his work on information technology adoption and use in libraries, he studies metadata issues and professional development in library and information science. He is also the author of Cloud-Based Services for Your Library: A LITA Guide, as well as Library Linked Data: Research and Adoption, a previous issue of Library Technology Reports.

"I appreciate reading Mitchell's book and getting a comprehensive linked data update in a clear and concise way."
— Against The Grain

About Library Technology Reports

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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