Links to the Web sites mentioned in LODE-BD Webinar
At the LODE-BD Webinar today, I mentioned some useful sources for locating LOD datasets, vocabularies, properties, and examples of bibliographic data. Here are the links to some of them.
1. Where to find available LOD datasets:
- The Data Hub: http://datahub.io/ (check under certain groups, such as "Bibliographic Data", "Library Linked Data" group).
2. Where to find metadata schemas/vocabularies, or find the properties already being defined by any RDF vocabulary or OWL ontology:
- LOV (Linked Open Vocabularies): http://lov.okfn.org/dataset/lov/
(Find a vocabulary or check its relationship with other vocabularies. Search a property name you are looking for, e.g., "audiance" and find out which namespaces have defined it.)
3. Name Authority Service
- VIAF (Virtual International Authority File) http://viaf.org/
(Includes 20+ name authority files contributed by national libraries and major research institutions.)
4. Subject vocabularies available as LOD datasets:
- LCSH: http://id.loc.gov/
- AGROVOC (multilingual) Linked Data: http://aims.fao.org/standards/agrovoc/linked-open-data
- EUROVOC (multilingual): http://eurovoc.europa.eu/
(& find more in The Data Hub).
5. Examples of bibliographic data that are available as LOD:
- WorldCat http://www.worldcat.org/ (Go to the end of any record page, click "Linked Data" box). Example: http://www.worldcat.org/title/oliver-twist/oclc/959213
- OpenAgris http://aims.fao.org/openagris (Two examples are provided at the end of the page, or you can just search one, e.g., 'rice'. Follow one record to check its RDF record). Example: http://agris.fao.org/openagris/search.do?recordID=PL2009000495
LODE-BD appendixes also provide lists of references related to Linked Data:
- 4.2. How to publish and consume Linked Data
- 4.3. Where to find Linked Data sets and Vocabularies
- 4.4. How to express metadata with different syntaxes: text, html. xml, rdf, and rdfa
- 4.5. Why publish bibliographic data as Linked Data?
Feel free to leave your question or comments. And thank you for your participation and contribution!