Linked Data for Cultural Heritage

Linked Data for Cultural Heritage

Linked data is essential for sharing library collections on the open web, especially the digital cultural heritage in the collections of libraries, archives, and museums. In this book, the Association of Library Collections and Technical Services (ALCTS) gathers a stellar list of contributors to help readers understand linked data concepts by examining practice and projects based in familiar concepts like authority control. Topped by an insider’s perspective on OCLC’s experiments with and the Library of Congress’s BIBFRAME project, Linked Data for Cultural Heritage will be a key resource for catalogers and those in the metadata community.

Edited by Ed Jones, Associate Director for Library Assessment and Technical Services at National University in San Diego, and Michele Seikel, professor on the library faculty for Oklahoma State University, for ALCTS Publishing.

152 pages
6" x 9"
ISBN: 978-0-8389-1439-7 
item no.: 978-0-8389-1439-7
softcover $75, ALA members: $63.50
Year Published: 2016 

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Linked Data for Cultural Heritage does a good job of warning readers that all linked data is not linked open data (LOD), that is—freely accessible and correctly linked. The book also identifies linked data’s inherent limitations, particularly those caused by incorrect metadata and inadequate information technology protocol, which fails to enable LOD to function at optimal efficiency. Linked Data for Cultural Heritage is an effective, fresh commentary on the current uses of library linked data and its possible future.Technicalities, May/June 2017

Given that the overview of linked data presented here is generally accessible to those at all levels, I think that the volume achieves its objectives of being a resource for students and practitioners wishing to learn more about practical implementations and the workings of linked data modelsChristopher Colwell, Archives and Manuscript, vol. 45, no. 2

ALCTS titles are available though the ALA Editions Approval Plan, Category: TS