UBC Graduate Research

Linked Data for Libraries and Archives Roman Amigo, Carolina


Linked data is the term used to refer to the set of technologies and best practices aimed to prepare and publish data in a way it can be interlinked and shared on the Semantic Web. The Semantic Web is the next level of evolution of the internet as we use it today, where machines will be able to understand the semantic meaning of information provided by humans. Although its multiple potential applications to Libraries and Archives, linked data implementation is still incipient in this setting. This study aims to identify and explain the core concepts related to linked data, as well as to explore its possible applications for Libraries and Archives. The theoretical component of this project comprised a literature review and the creation of narratives for the definition of Linked Data main concepts and frameworks. The practical component included prototyping and testing of Linked Data web applications using UBC Open Collections metadata.

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