Launch Linked Data Implementation Plan — news.library.ualberta.ca
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"Linked open data is a set of best practices for exposing, sharing and consuming structured data so that it can interlink with other data. By linking data within and across other repositories and resource collections, libraries can provide rich knowledge discovery experiences for their user communities.
Library metadata standards are in a period of significant change. Linked data is being incorporated into core standards, resulting in large scale data migrations and related implications for library systems. University of Alberta Library (UAL) has been actively engaged with, and leading in this transformation, working in partnership with standards organizations and other key collaborators. We are at a transformational moment, with linked data, in both BIBFRAME and non-BIBFRAME formats, poised to become the future data standard.
UAL is actively and strategically implementing linked data to:
- Facilitate different modes of discovery for enhancing user discovery experiences.
- Enable new modes of discovery within and across collections (ours and others’).
- Provide open access to our metadata for the widest of audiences.
- Support cataloging and metadata practices to incorporate more appropriate and respectful terminology in our vocabularies.
- Improve workflows for data transformation, migration, assessment, and enhancement.
- Support long term data preservation with emerging linked data standards...."