Metadata, RDA and Linked Data Event

Northern Collaboration Content Special Interest Group event on Metadata, RDA and Linked data - Friday 21st June 2019 at Leeds Beckett University 


Linked Data basics and 'how are the neighbours getting on?' – Richard Light


This presentation describes the principles behind Linked Data, and explains how the Linked Data approach makes a 'web-scale database' possible. The five-star rating system for Linked Open Data will be used to explain how data can be made more useful, even where it doesn't meet the full Linked Data spec.  The concept of persistent dereferenceable identifiers will be introduced, with examples taken from widely-used resources such as dbpedia. The query language for Linked Data - SPARQL - will be briefly introduced.


The second part of this presentation will explore the adoption of Linked Data in other areas of the cultural heritage community: museums, archives and history. It will look at the attempts that have been made to create a shared community Linked Data framework, and work that has been done towards the development of common standards (such as the CIDOC CRM)."


Linked data and metadata standards at the British Library – Alan Danskin


This presentation describes the British Library’s experience of working with linked data, starting from the development of the Linked Open Data British National Bibliography and including metadata standards designed for a linked data environment, such as RDA: Resource Description and Access; BIBFRAME; and FAST.  The presentation will discuss the issues and challenges we encountered in developing a linked data service for BNB including licensing, design, hosting, implementation and evaluation.   The presentation will also consider the potential of linked data technology and standards to improve efficiency and services.


There will also be round table discussions where attendees can share ideas and best practice.  


Topics for discussion include:

  • the different types of linked options (bibframe,, linkymarc) and where these options have been used
  • if there are alternative futures
  • why some libraries are making the move
  • what the benefits are for the end user

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