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New Technology of Library and Information Service  2009, Vol. 3 Issue (3): 3-7    DOI: 10.11925/infotech.1003-3513.2009.03.02
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Making a Library Catalogue Part of the Semantic Web
Martin Malmsten
(National Library of Sweden,LIBRIS Department, Sweden)
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Library catalogues contain an enormous amount of structured, high-quality data, however, this data is generally not made available to semantic Web applications. In this paper we describe the tools and techniques used to make the Swedish Union Catalogue (LIBRIS) part of the Semantic Web and Linked Data. The focus is on links to and between resources and the mechanisms used to make data available, rather than perfect description of the individual resources. We also present a method of creating links between records of the same work.

Key wordsRDF      Library catalogue      Semantic web      Linked data      Persistent identifiers      FRBR      SPARQL     
Received: 09 February 2009      Published: 25 March 2009


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