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Linked Data for Libraries, Archives and Museums
How to Clean, Link and Publish your Metadata

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ISBN 9781783303014
Published March 31, 2019 by Facet Publishing
272 Pages


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Book Description

This highly practical handbook teaches you how to unlock the value of your existing metadata through cleaning, reconciliation, enrichment and linking and how to streamline the process of new metadata creation. Metadata experts Seth van Hooland and Ruben Verborgh introduce the key concepts of metadata standards and Linked Data and how they can be practically applied to existing metadata, giving readers the tools and understanding to achieve maximum results with limited resources. Readers will learn how to critically assess and use (semi-)automated methods of managing metadata through hands-on exercises within the book and on the accompanying website.

Libraries, archives and museums are facing up to the challenge of providing access to fast growing collections whilst managing cuts to budgets. Key to this is the creation, linking and publishing of good quality metadata as Linked Data that will allow their collections to be discovered, accessed and disseminated in a sustainable manner.

Table of Contents

Foreword - Sebastian Chan 1. Introduction 2. Modelling 3. Cleaning 4. Reconciling 5. Enriching 6. Publishing 7. Conclusions.

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Seth van Hooland is associate professor at the Information and Communication Science department of the Universite libre de Bruxelles, where he holds the chair in Digital Information.

Ruben Verborgh is a PhD researcher in semantic hypermedia at Multimedia Lab - GhentUniversity - iMinds, Belgium.