Linked Open Data as explained by Europeana 2012-03-08


“... Europeana has published its first dataset, comprising 2.4 million objects, under CC0. Furthermore, the new Data Exchange Agreement, which data suppliers are required to sign in order to publish on Europeana (and already signed by national libraries, national museums and content providers for entire countries), comes into effect on 1 July 2012, after which all metadata in Europeana will be available as Open Data to the Public Domain! This is brilliant news in itself, but what I found particularly enchanting was the animated video that Europeana created in support of this announcement... I think it’s a brilliant explanation of the detail of Linked Open Data (LOD): how metadata works together, why it’s important that it’s open, how the more open data is available the more can be done with it, etc... It’s engaging, interesting, mostly jargon-free and less than four minutes long… So, if you’re an advocate of LOD without really understanding the processes behind the philosophy, get yourself a cuppa, settle down to watch this, and be informed. Thanks Europeana, keep up the good work!” [Use the link above to view the video]



08/16/2012, 06:08

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Tags: oa.europeana oa.lod oa.policies oa.licensing oa.comment oa.libraries oa.museums oa.interoperability oa.metadata oa.pd oa.benefits oa.archives oa.libre oa.copyright



Date tagged:

03/08/2012, 11:03

Date published:

03/07/2012, 19:49