On Wed, 28 Oct 2009, Roy Tennant wrote:
> Could you elaborate a bit? In my mind, the only "semantic web technology" of
> any note is "linked data". How that fits into "library search" is anyone's
> guess, and I'm wondering what, specifically, you're referring to when you
> say that Talis is active in this area.
> If you are asking about library linked data, then there are several
> examples, most notably the Library of Congress, the Swedish Union
> Catalogue , and OCLC. I believe that a minimum both the Library of
> Congress and OCLC plan on releasing more linked data sets.
> So can you elaborate a bit more on what, exactly, you're seeking? Thanks,
>  http://id.loc.gov/authorities/
>  http://article.gmane.org/gmane.culture.libraries.ngc4lib/4617
>  http://dewey.info/
>  http://outgoing.typepad.com/outgoing/2009/09/viaf-as-linked-data.html
For some other information on what other groups are doing in this regard,
the DCMI (Dublin Core) just had a meeting in Korea two weeks ago, with the
theme "Semantic Interoperability of Linked Data"
And there was a CENDI/NKOS workshop that I attended last week, that
featured many of the same speakers.
Both sites have presentations linked from their sites. I can forward on
my notes from the CENDI/NKOS workshop, but I'll warn you in advance that I
wrote them for a different intended audience (folks on an interoperability
project that I'm attached to), so I might've trimmed some stuff that's of
general interest to folks in libraries, while bringing out stuff that
The CENDI folks are all US Government, but there seems to be a wider range
of people in NKOS. I don't know how much of it fits into the typical
'library' definition, other than the Library of Congress stuff that was