Current state of Linked Data in digital libraries

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Title: Current state of Linked Data in digital libraries
Authors: Hallo, María | Luján-Mora, Sergio | Maté, Alejandro | Trujillo, Juan
Research Group/s: Lucentia
Center, Department or Service: Universidad de Alicante. Departamento de Lenguajes y Sistemas Informáticos
Keywords: Digital libraries | Linked Data | Semantic Web
Knowledge Area: Lenguajes y Sistemas Informáticos
Issue Date: 21-Jul-2015
Publisher: SAGE Publications
Citation: Journal of Information Science. 2016, 42(2): 117-127. doi:10.1177/0165551515594729
Abstract: The Semantic Web encourages institutions, including libraries, to collect, link and share their data across the Web in order to ease its processing by machines to get better queries and results. Linked Data technologies enable us to connect related data on the Web using the principles outlined by Tim Berners-Lee in 2006. Digital libraries have great potential to exchange and disseminate data linked to external resources using Linked Data. In this paper, a study about the current uses of Linked Data in digital libraries, including the most important implementations around the world, is presented. The study focuses on selected vocabularies and ontologies, benefits and problems encountered in implementing Linked Data in digital libraries. In addition, it also identifies and discusses specific challenges that digital libraries face, offering suggestions for ways in which libraries can contribute to the Semantic Web. The study uses an adapted methodology for literature review, to find data available to answer research questions. It is based on the information found in the library websites recommended by W3C Library Linked Data Incubator Group in 2011, and scientific publications from Google Scholar, Scopus, ACM and Springer from the last 5 years. The selected libraries for the study are the National Library of France, the Europeana Library, the Library of Congress of the USA, the British Library and the National Library of Spain. In this paper, we outline the best practices found in each experience and identify gaps and future trends.
Sponsor: This work was supported by the Prometeo Project from the Secretary of Higher Education, Science, Technology and Innovation (SENESCYT) of the Ecuadorian Government and by the project GEODAS-BI (TIN2012-37493-C03-03) supported by the Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness of Spain (MINECO). Alejandro Mate´ was funded by the Generalitat Valenciana (APOSTD/2014/064).
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10045/51069
ISSN: 0165-5515 (Print) | 1741-6485 (Online)
DOI: 10.1177/0165551515594729
Language: eng
Type: info:eu-repo/semantics/article
Rights: © 2015 by Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals
Peer Review: si
Publisher version: http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0165551515594729
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