This resource was developed by the Library of Congress as one part of a pilot training project which tested the use of BIBFRAME for bibliographic description. The purpose of this module is to introduce the Semantic Web, Linked Data concepts, and some basic tools. Topics covered include the role of semantically linked data in creating useful web services and connecting datasets on the web. The limits of the current MARC based environment are contrasted with the promise of integrating data more fully with Semantic Web resources to enhance user services. This home page contains links to PowerPoint presentations, quizzes, and assignments.
Keywords: BIBFRAME, Semantic Web, MARC (MAchine-Readable Cataloging), HTTP URIs, Namespace, Linked Open Data (LOD)
Publisher: Library of Congress
Date created: 2015-08-01 04:00:00.000
Time required: P2H
Educational use: professionalDevelopment
Educational audience: teacher-educationSpecialist
Interactivity type: mixed
- Distinguishes the RDF abstract data model and concrete serializations of RDF data.
- Knows that Uniform Resource Identifiers, or URIs (1994), include Uniform Resource Locators (URLs, which locate web pages) as well as location-independent identifiers for physical, conceptual, or web r
- 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.
- Knows the origins of the World Wide Web (1989) as a non-linear interactive system, or hypermedia, built on the Internet.
- 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).
- Knows the subject-predicate-object component structure of a triple.
- Understands that URIs and literals denote things in the world ("resources") real, imagined, or conceptual.
- Reuses published properties and classes where available.