On Tue, May 24, 2016 at 6:57 AM, Matt Sherman <[log in to unmask]>

> ....  Is linked data even useful in a setting with extremely unique
> materials? ....

IMO, linked data is especially useful with unique materials because
relationships are simultaneously more important and more difficult to trace.

Having said that, archival collections often have minimal access points. As
a practical matter, this means that the challenge has more to do with
building the knowledgebase and creating the access points than implementing
any particular standards/technology.