Presentation Type

Presentation

Description

Linked data promises to make library metadata more accessible and powerful. The clearly-defined URIs will form chains that lead to new connections and insights. But is there a flip side to such sharply-delineated data? Real life is messy and natural language doesn’t come with precise definitions. What happens in an environment that seems to require black-and white conclusions? What are the implications for the usefulness of linked data? This presentation will look at some challenges for bibliographic metadata in a linked data environment and discuss some possible approaches to handling them.

Learning Outcomes

  • Better understanding of strengths and weaknesses of linked data.
  • Awareness of some of the challenges for transitioning to and using linked data.

Conference Track

Working with Data

Comments/Notes

Room: ML 170

Start Date

31-3-2017 10:15 AM

End Date

31-3-2017 11:00 AM

Persistent Identifier

http://archives.pdx.edu/ds/psu/19097

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Ostriches, Minotaurs, Ghosts and Fossils in the Brave New Metadata World

Linked data promises to make library metadata more accessible and powerful. The clearly-defined URIs will form chains that lead to new connections and insights. But is there a flip side to such sharply-delineated data? Real life is messy and natural language doesn’t come with precise definitions. What happens in an environment that seems to require black-and white conclusions? What are the implications for the usefulness of linked data? This presentation will look at some challenges for bibliographic metadata in a linked data environment and discuss some possible approaches to handling them.