Leading to Linking: Introducing Linked Data to Academic Library Digital Collections

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This article introduces the concepts of linked data within the context of digital collections, outlines the rationale for beginning work in linked data for digital collections, provides an overview of a focused linked data project, discusses technologies adopted for transforming metadata into linked data, and reports lessons learned to date.


Cataloging and Metadata | Library and Information Science


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