This PowerPoint presentation was used during the "Introduction to the Semantic Web and Linked Data" module of the pilot training project developed by the Library of Congress which tested the use of BIBFRAME for bibliographic description. The purpose of this presentation 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. The module's home page contains links to more materials.
Keywords: BIBFRAME, Semantic Web, MARC (MAchine-Readable Cataloging)
Publisher: Library of Congress
Date created: 2015-08-01 04:00:00.000
Time required: P30M
Educational use: professionalDevelopment
Educational audience: teacher-educationSpecialist
Interactivity type: expositive
- 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).