Towards a Methodology for Publishing Library Linked Data

  • Dydimus Zengenene
  • Vittore Casarosa
  • Carlo Meghini
Part of the Communications in Computer and Information Science book series (CCIS, volume 385)


It is argued that linked data are becoming increasingly necessary for libraries and related institutions, such as galleries, museums and archives. Though libraries are potentially crucial players in the linked data movement, very often there is lack of knowledge among librarians on how to publish linked data. This paper presents the results of a master thesis whose main aim was to empower libraries to take an effective part in publishing linked data thereby contributing to building the semantic web, in order to improve the general services which they offer. In a narrower sense, this research aims to draw a methodology applicable to the library domain in publishing linked data. A 15-step methodology is presented and illustrated in some detail.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Dydimus Zengenene
    • 1
  • Vittore Casarosa
    • 2
  • Carlo Meghini
    • 2
  1. 1.DILL International MasterUniversity of ParmaItaly
  2. 2.Istituto di Scienza e Tecnologie della Informazione del CNRPisaItaly

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