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Fwd: New report - Common Ground: Exploring Compatibilities Between the Linked Data Models of the Library of Congress and OCLC

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Roy Tennant <[log in to unmask]>

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Code for Libraries <[log in to unmask]>

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This list might be interested in this.
Roy

  OCLC and the Library of Congress jointly released a white paper
today, *Common
Ground: Exploring Compatibilities Between the Linked Data Models of the
Library of Congress and OCLC
<http://www.oclc.org/research/publications/2015/oclcresearch-loc-linked-data-2015.html>*,
which compares and contrasts the compatible linked data initiatives at both
institutions.  It is an executive summary of a more detailed technical
analysis that will be released later this year.



The white paper summarizes the recent activity of the Bibliographic
Framework Initiative at the Library of Congress which proposes a data model
for future data interchange in the linked data environment that takes into
account interactions with search engines and current developments in
bibliographic description. It also provides an overview of OCLC’s efforts
to refine the technical infrastructure and data architecture for at-scale
publication of linked data for library resources in the broader Web. In
addition, it investigates the promise of Schema.org as a common ground
between the language of the information-seeking public and professional
stewards of bibliographic description.



*Key highlights:*

   - Work on the Library of Congress' BIBFRAME vocabulary has advanced
   nearly to the point of testing its use for original cataloging, which they
   will be doing later this year.
   - OCLC has published linked data on WorldCat.org using both the
   Schema.org vocabulary as well as extensions to that vocabulary.
   - LC and OCLC continue to work collaboratively to identify the different
   use cases of these efforts and how they complement each other in a rich
   bibliographic universe.

This report will be of interest to anyone wanting to know more about these
complementary linked data efforts and how they compare.

We encourage you to read the report
<http://www.oclc.org/content/dam/research/publications/2015/oclcresearch-loc-linked-data-2015.pdf>
[pdf], share it with others and contact Jean Godby
<http://www.oclc.org/research/people/godby.html> with questions.



Thank you,

Melissa Renspie

Senior Communications Officer

OCLC Research



Melissa Renspie

Senior Communications Officer

OCLC Research <http://www.oclc.org/research>

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@mrenspie <https://twitter.com/mrenspie>

(614) 761-5231
Read our latest report, *Common Ground: Exploring Compatibilities Between
the Linked Data Models of the Library of Congress and OCLC
<http://www.oclc.org/research/publications/2015/oclcresearch-loc-linked-data-2015.html>*

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