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Library Technology Reports, July 2013 (49:5)

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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

               Introduction

               A Brief History of LAM Metadata

               The Motivation for a New Approach to Metadata

               A General Framework for Discussing Metadata

               Conclusion

               Notes

Chapter 2—Building Block of Linked Open Data in Libraries

               Introduction

               What Is Linked Open Data?

               Conclusion

               Notes

Chapter 3—Three Case Studies in Linked Open Data

               Introduction

               BIBFRAME

               The Digital Public Library of America (DPLA)

               Europeana

               Case Study Discussion

               Conclusion

               Notes

Chapter 4—Issues, Opportunities, and Trends in Metadata

               Introduction

               Data Analysis

               Discussion

               Conclusion

               Tools and Data Used in This Issue

               Notes

Erik T. Mitchell

Erik T. Mitchell is an assistant professor at the College of Information Studies at the University of Maryland, College Park. 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 Maryland, he served as the assistant director for Technology Services in the Z. Smith Reynolds Library at Wake Forest University, where he worked for 12 years. During this time he coordinated the development, implementation, and management of a variety of library systems and most recently was responsible for the migration of the Reynolds Library IT services to cloud-based platforms. He is a columnist for the Journal of Web Librarianship and has published and presented on library IT, metadata use, and pedagogical approaches.

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