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Linked Data for Cultural Heritage

ALA Editions. Jun. 2016. 152p. ed. by Ed Jones & . notes. index. ISBN 9780838914397. pap. $75. PRO MEDIA
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Editors Jones (National Univ.; RDA and Serials Cataloging) and Seikel (Oklahoma State Univ.; current chair, ALCTS Planning Committee) present six essays written by an authoritative group of authors including librarians, technology experts, and project managers, on the current initiatives, challenges, and methods affecting cultural heritage institutions concerning linked data. Topics include a survey of several linked open data projects (e.g., Europeana, Amsterdam Museum, Linked Jazz, etc.), linked data and the integration of current and best practices for authority control (e.g., applying controlled vocabulary to encourage discovery in linked environments), work by the Library of Congress (e.g., the development of the BIBFRAME project) and others to address linked data and resource visibility, and more. Includes tables and figures.
VERDICT Featuring a variety of scenarios, technologies, and considerations, this book provides readers with a valuable collection of writings on linked data. Recommended for readers interested in LIS and the history and methods of disseminating information in virtual environments.

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