Best of LRTS Award

About the Edward Swanson Memorial Best of LRTS Award
The Best of LRTS Award is given to the author(s) of the best paper published each year in the official journal of the Association for Library Collections & Technical Services, Library Resources & Technical Services.

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2013 Winner(s)

The Academy Unbound: Linked Data as Revolution

By: Philip Evan Schreur. Library Resources & Technical Services (LRTS), volume 55, number 4, October 2012, pages 227-237.

Philip Evan Schreur is the head of the metadata department at Stanford University.

 

As more and more aspects of personal and professional life are accessed through the cloud, the potential effect of Linked Data on the universe of information is nothing short of revolutionary. As Schreur so rightly states, 'the information infrastructure of this world will be dramatically altered as basic tenets of what it collects and how it collects, organizes, and provides information are questioned and rethought.' He has an exceptional understanding of what Linked Data is and how it works. He interprets well the problems with libraries’ focus on bibliographic records and individual communities, but mostly he is able to explain all issues in a concise and straightforward manner that is understandable to all within a library.”