RDFa and the basic vocabulary, plus the intention of the
proposed library extension, are not OCLC specific - they are generic tools
and techniques applicable across many domains.

I would therefore avoid library focussed tool sites, which would run the
risk of not keeping up with wider developments. seems to be
shaping up as a good resource. itself also is a good resource.

On the point of how to gain the best from linked data, many especially in
the library community, immediately look towards search as the default *
paradise* for dealing with data.  Many of the benefits of linked data
emerge not from search, but from identifying relationships and following
links.  I heard this described the other day as 'facets on steroids' - not
entirely accurate, but it conjures up the right kind of image ;-)

I am not saying ignore search, far from it, just suggesting that innovation
with linked data often comes from what you can do once you have found (often
by traditional methods) a thing .


On 10 July 2012 21:34, Karen Coyle <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

> Thanks, Kevin! And Richard!
> I'm thinking we need a good web site with links to tools. I had already
> been introduced to
> where you can past a URI and get ttl or rdf/xml. These are all good
> resources. But what about someone who wants to do this programmatically,
> not through a web site? Richard's message indicates that this isn't yet
> available, so perhaps we should be gathering use cases to support the need?
> And have a place to post various solutions, even ones that are not
> OCLC-specific? (Because I am hoping that the use of microformats will
> increase in general.)
> kc
> On 7/10/12 12:12 PM, Kevin Ford wrote:
>> > is there an open search to get one to the desired records in the first
>> > place?
>> -- I'm not certain this will fully address your question, but try these
>> two sites:
>> Website:**webmasters/tools/richsnippets<>
>> Example:
>> Website: http://linter.structured-data.**org/<>
>> Example:
>> These sites will extract the data, but I don't think you get your choice
>> of serialization.  The data are extracted and displayed on the resulting
>> page in the HTML, but at least you can *see* the data.
>> Additionally, there are a number of "tools" to help with microdata
>> extraction here:
>>**html <>
>> Some of these will allow you to output specific (RDF) serializations.
>> HTH,
>> Kevin
>> On 07/10/2012 02:42 PM, Karen Coyle wrote:
>>> I have demonstrated the microdata in the WC database to
>>> various folks and the question always is: how do I get access to this?
>>> (The only source I have is the Facebook API, me being a "user" rather
>>> than a "maker".) The microdata is CC-BY once you get a Worldcat URI, but
>>> is there an open search to get one to the desired records in the first
>>> place? I'm poorly-versed in WC APIs so I'm hoping others have a better
>>> grasp.
>>> @rjw: the OCLC website does a thorough job of hiding email addresses or
>>> I would have asked this directly. Then again, a discussion here could
>>> have added value.
>>> Thanks,
>>> kc
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