Linked Data

Authored by: Jeremy Myntti

Encyclopedia of Library and Information Science, Fourth Edition

Print publication date:  November  2017
Online publication date:  November  2017

Print ISBN: 9781466552593
eBook ISBN: 9781315116143
Adobe ISBN:

10.1081/E-ELIS4-120049498

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Abstract

In the evolving world of data on the World Wide Web, there are many standards that are used to provide better data with more context and meaning in the Semantic Web. Linked Data standards must be followed in order to fully utilize Semantic Web technologies by creating a web of data that can be interpreted by both human and machine. This entry provides an overview of what Linked Data means and the basic best practices for implementing Linked Data, as well as a quick survey of how Linked Data is being used in libraries.

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