This is great. I appreciate that you've included XSLT to transform MADS
into other RDF serializations. I think that people will find this really
useful in other projects.
A minor point of contention, and it may start a debate, but I have been
successfully convinced that skos:exactMatch and not owl:sameAs is the
appropriate property to use in matching concepts in a SKOS-based thesaurus.
I don't think it matters that much in the long run, but it could have an
effect on semantic reasoning.
On Wed, Jul 9, 2014 at 11:29 AM, Eric Hanson <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> NCSU Libraries has published its first linked data set, NCSU Organization
> Name Linked Data, at http://www.lib.ncsu.edu/ld/onld/. This data set is
> based on the NCSU Organization Name Authority, a tool maintained by the
> Acquisitions and Discovery department since 2009 to manage the variant
> forms of name for serial and e-resource publishers, providers, and vendors
> in E-Matrix, our locally-developed electronic resource management system.
> The names chosen as the authorized form reflect an acquisitions, rather
> than bibliographic, orientation. For example, in the Library of Congress
> Name Authority File, the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
> is represented by its full name, whereas in the NCSU Organization Name
> Linked Data, it appears as "IEEE, " which is how it is generally known
> among acquisitions staff. Also, there many subsidiary units with valid
> headings in the LC Name Authority File but for the purpose of managing
> journals and electronic resources they are simply considered to be variant
> forms of name for the parent organization that manages acquisitions and
> licensing-related functions for the subsidiaries.
> The data in the NCSU Organization Name Linked Data is represented as RDF
> triples using properties from the SKOS, RDF Schema, FOAF and OWL
> vocabularies. Where possible, we included links to descriptions of the
> organizations in other linked data sources, including the Virtual
> International Authority File, the Library of Congress Name Authority File,
> Dbpedia, Freebase, and International Standard Name Identifier (ISNI). These
> types of links are encouraged in Tim Berners-Lee's description of 5 Star
> Open Data and will enable users of the data to easily incorporate
> properties from these other linked data sources in future applications.
> The data set is made freely available with the Creative Commons CC0
> License and can be downloaded as RDF-XML, N3/Turtle, N-Triples, JSON-LD or
> through RDFa embedded in the HTML page for each organization. We plan on
> periodically updating this data set with new organizations from our
> E-matrix system.
> This data set will also be the seed data for organizations in the Global
> Open Knowledgebase (GOKb) (http://gokb.org/), a freely available data
> repository with key publication information about electronic resources that
> will have its public release in September. As a part of NCSU’s lead role
> in the GOKb project, we are collaborating with the GOKb developers on
> future linked data initiatives involving title, package and platform data.
> For questions or reporting broken or incorrect links, please contact:
> Eric Hanson
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> Electronic Resources Librarian
> Acquisitions & Discovery
> NCSU Libraries