Library Data Integration: The CoBiS Linked Open Data Project and Portal

  • Luisa Schiavone
  • Federico Morando
  • Davide Allavena
  • Giorgio Bevilacqua
Conference paper
Part of the Communications in Computer and Information Science book series (CCIS, volume 806)


The CoBiS is a network formed by 65 libraries. The project is a pilot for Piedmont aiming to provide the libraries with an infrastructure for LOD publishing, creating a triplification pipeline designed to be easy to automate and replicate. This was realized with open source technologies, such as the TARQL and JARQL tools that use SPARQL queries to describe the conversion of tables (CSV) or trees (JSON) into graphs (RDF data). The first challenge consisted in making possible the dialog of heterogeneous data sources, coming from four different library applications and different types of data. As a second step, the information contained in the catalogs was interlinked with external data sources.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Luisa Schiavone
    • 1
  • Federico Morando
    • 2
  • Davide Allavena
    • 2
  • Giorgio Bevilacqua
    • 3
  1. 1.INAF Turin Astrophysical ObservatoryPino TorineseItaly
  2. 2.Synapta SrlTurinItaly
  3. 3.Department of HumanitiesUniversity of TurinTurinItaly

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