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Making it happen – linkeddata, bigdata, opendata and the semantic web

So, a question was asked in one of my linkeddata discussion groups. How does linkeddata, bigdata, opendata and the semantic web fit together? My answer:The Semantic web is the interface to make sense of all of the data (bigdata) which has to be accessible (open data); linkeddata is the mechanism making the data connections which are interpreted by the semantic web. A very simplified view, ...

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OpenLibrary – what it is (besides trending on reddit)

In addition to being a digital library, it is a linked data experiment with strong accessibility support. It is often cited as an example of linking bib data. It was created by Aaron Swartz (yes, the Aaron Swartz) and is now a project of the Internet Archive (woot! love the IA). https://openlibrary.org/ Linked data info:http://www.w3.org/2005/Incubator/lld/wiki/Use_Case_Open_Library_Data Watch it blow up reddit:http://www.reddit.com/domain/openlibrary.org/

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GLAMLOD: Linked data, semantic web group meetup

Some of you may remember this group was formed last year after GLA. Please excuse crossposting: Interested in linked data? Interested in the semantic web? Not even sure what the heck that is or how it applies to libraries, archives, or museums? GLAMLOD: Georgia Libraries, Archives & Museums Linked Open Data (http://www.facebook.com/glamlod/) is hosting a meetup in atlanta in November. Please join our discussion group ...

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Mendeley news – Acquired by Elsevier, Open Data & more

Mendeley has been acquired by elsevier & other tidbits via the Mendeley May Librarian Newsletter (the talk about Mendeley is very interesting): ——————–This month we’re giving a look inside our relationship with open data, looking for your feedback on a new user resource, and inviting you to participate in upcoming programs. 1. Mendeley Vision2. What do you think: New User Guide3. Upcoming Mendeley Open Day ...

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