This lecture explores the enormous implications of Linked Data for discoverability and interoperability for libraries, archives, and museums, not to mention a dramatic shift in the World Wide Web as we know it. The presenter explains the fundamental elements of Linked Open Data and the role LAMs (and their vast store of metadata) can play in opening exciting new possibilities for understanding our past, and helping to predict our future.
Keywords: Digital humanities, Cultural heritage, Metadata, Linked Open Data, Licenses
Author: Voss, Jon
Date created: 2011-09-16 07:00:00.000
Time required: P1H
- Knows the "five stars" of Open Data: put data on the Web, preferably in a structured and preferably non-proprietary format, using URIs to name things, and link to other data.
- Understands that Linked Data (2006) extended the notion of a web of documents (the Web) to a notion of a web of finer-grained data (the Linked Data cloud).