On Mar 6, 2014, at 1:37 PM, Ethan Gruber <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

>> Let me ask a more direct question. If participating in linked data is a
>> “good thing”, then how do you — anybody here — suggest archivists (or
>> librarians or museum curators) do that starting today? —Eric Morgan
> I think that RDFa provides the lowest barrier to entry. Using dcterms for
> publisher, creator, title, etc. is a good place to start, and if your
> collection (archival, library, museum) links to terms defined in LOD
> vocabulary systems (LCSH, Getty, LCNAF, whatever), output these URIs in the
> HTML interface and tag them in RDFa in such a way that they are
> semantically meaningful, e.g., <a href=""
> rel="dcterms:format">manuscripts (document genre)</a>
> It would be great if content management systems supported RDFa right out of
> the box, and perhaps they are all moving in this direction. But you don't
> need a content management system to do this. If you generate static HTML
> files for your finding aids from EAD files using XSLT, you can tweak your
> XSLT output to handle RDFa.

Ethan, thank you.

Do other people have any ideas of how libraries, archives, and/or museums can start doing linked data now? And if not, then what do you think needs to happen before additional linked data publication systems can be implemented?

Eric Morgan