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In the lead-up to the RLUK Linked Open Data (LOD) Hackathon on Wednesday 14th May in London, The European Library is highlighting LOD innovations in libraries across Europe.

 

The British Library was the first case study featured on the The European Library portal. In 2010 the British Library published the British National Bibliography (BNB), as open data, making it openly accessible to users as LOD via a SPARQL end point. In 2011 the Library provided a plain-text search box for non-technical users. Read the British Library case study…

 

The National Library of France (BnF) saw LOD as an opportunity to make its data more visible and useful on the web. The data.bnf.fr site, which went live in July 2011, harvests data from diverse databases, creating an LOD datastore as well as human-readable web pages dedicated to individual authors, published works and subjects. Development work is ongoing, but the site has already achieved proof of concept, and complies fully with web standards. Read the National Library of France case study…

 

The Cambridge Open Metadata (COMET) Project was funded by the JISC Infrastructure for Resource Discovery Programme over a six-month period in 2011. COMET aimed to improve the visibility of Cambridge University Library’s collections – which include Darwin’s correspondence and Newton’s manuscripts – by adopting a Linked Data approach. In partnership with OCLC, it also explored the value of linked data in catalogue enrichment. Read the University of Cambridge Library case study…

 

Top image courtesy of The British Library © Paul Grundy

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