So very cool! Exactly – library bib data has a very viable place in the larger semantic web – ESPECIALLY, our controlled vocabularies (subject headings) and authority (series and names) data.
Ex Libris joins W3C Schema Bib Extend Community Group, part of the Schema.org linked data initiative http://http://www.librarytechnology.org/ltg-displaytext.pl?RC=17470
:“Our customer community is very keen to take advantage of linked data methodology,” remarked Oren Beit-Arie, chief strategy officer at Ex Libris. “At our recent international user meeting, a special interest working group on linked open data was established and members wrote a manifesto in support of linked open data. We have already begun discussing with the working group various ways in which we can use linked data in our solutions.”
Schema.org is platform where the Web community can come together and share structured schemas that improve the ability for search engines to understand the content of Web pages.
Launched just over a year ago, the Schema.org initiative, backed by Google, Yahoo, Microsoft, Yandex, and others, has been very successful in encouraging the sharing of structured data on the Web. Within a year, search engines were already seeing more than 7% of pages crawled containing Schema.org markup.
For more information, see the schema.org blog at http://blog.schema.org/.