Engaging Librarians in the Process of Interlinking RDF Resources

  • Lucy McKennaEmail author
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 10250)


By publishing metadata as RDF and interlinking these resources with other RDF datasets on the Semantic Web, libraries have the potential to expose their collections to a larger audience, increase the use of their materials, and allow for more efficient user searches. Despite these benefits, there are many barriers to libraries fully participating in the Semantic Web. Increasing numbers of libraries are devoting valuable time and resources to publishing RDF datasets, yet little meaningful use is being made of them due to lack of interlinking. The goal of this research is to explore the barriers faced by librarians in participating in the Semantic Web with a particular focus on the process of interlinking. We will also explore how interlinking could be made more engaging for this domain.


Engagement Interlinking Library Linked Data Semantic Web 



This study is supported by the Science Foundation Ireland (Grant 13/RC/2106) as part of the ADAPT Centre for Digital Content Platform Research ( at Trinity College Dublin.

This research is being completed under the supervision of Prof. Declan O’Sullivan and Dr. Christophe Debruyne, both of the ADAPT Centre, Trinity College Dublin.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.ADAPT Centre, Trinity College DublinDublinIreland

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