Semantic publishing is the enhancement of scholarly publications by the use of modern web standards to improve interactivity, openness and usability, including the use of ontologies to encode rich semantics in the form of machine-readable RDF metadata.
This is the sixth and final paper introducing the concepts of RDF and linked data, and explaining how these Semantic Web technologies can be used to publish library catalogue data. The previous papers in this series, which serve as technical … Continue reading →
The SPAR (Semantic Publishing and Referencing) Ontologies are a suite of complementary and orthogonal ontologies written in the latest version of the Web Ontology Language OWL 2 DL, that have been specially created to permit information relating to bibliographic entities … Continue reading →
(Note: Understanding of this paper will be enhanced by prior reading of the earlier papers in this series: Libraries and linked data #1: What are linked data? Libraries and linked data #2: A rough guide to Turtle. Libraries and linked … Continue reading →
Bibliographic index card records Although the majority of library catalogues are now digitized, under the hood most continue to use an index card paradigm similar to the one shown below for my CiTO paper , which uses PubMed tag-value pairs … Continue reading →
The purpose of this post is to provide a simple guide to help the uninitiated understand RDF documents written in Turtle. [Note 1: An introduction to the purpose of RDF in creating linked data has already been given the previous … Continue reading →
[Note: An introduction to this and the following five blog posts, all under the general title Libraries and linked data, is given in the previous post.] Linked data and RDF ‘Linked data’ are data encoded and published on the Web … Continue reading →
During a discussion with librarians towards the end of last year, I was asked why they should bother to publish their catalogues as open linked data, and how that might be done. For those of us already part of the … Continue reading →