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Webinar: From MARC silos to Linked Data silos? Data models for bibliographic Linked Data

Thursday, February 02, 2017

Many libraries are experimenting with publishing their metadata as Linked Data to open up bibliographic silos, usually based on MARC records, to the Web. The libraries who have published Linked Data have all used different data models for structuring their bibliographic data. Some are using a FRBR-based model where Works, Expressions and Manifestations are represented separately. Others have chosen basic Dublin Core, dumbing down their data into a lowest common denominator format. And still others are using variations of BIBFRAME. The proliferation of data models limits the reusability of bibliographic data. In effect, libraries have moved from MARC silos to Linked Data silos of incompatible data models. There is currently no universal model for how to represent bibliographic metadata as Linked Data, even though many attempts for such a model have been made.

In this webinar, by Osma Suominen of the National Library of Finland, will present: (1) a survey of published bibliographic Linked Data, the data models proposed for representing bibliographic data as RDF, and tools used for conversion from MARC records; (2) an analysis of different use cases for bibliographic Linked Data and how they affect the data model; and (3) recommendations for choosing a data model.

For additional information and to register, visit the webinar's webpage at http://dublincore.org:/resources/training/#2017suominen. Registration is managed by ASIST.