The W3C has announced the publication of the Library Linked Data Incubator Group Final Report; Use Cases; and Datasets, Value Vocabularies, and Metadata Element Sets. Coralie Mercier, the Incubator Activity Lead, commented, “The mission of the Library Linked Data Incubator Group was to help increase the global interoperability of library data on the Web by focusing on the potential role of Linked Data technologies.”

Mercier added, “In its final report, the group characterized the current state of library data management, outlined the potential benefits of publishing library data as Linked Data, and formulated next-step recommendations for library standards bodies, data and systems designers, librarians and archivists, and library leaders.”

Mercier also noted, “The main report of the group is supplemented by two more detailed reports. ‘Use Cases’ describes library applications which showcase the benefits of adopting Semantic Web standards and Linked Data principles to publish library assets such as bibliographic data, concept schemes, and authority files. ‘Datasets, Value Vocabularies, and Metadata Element Sets’ provides a snapshot of key resources available for creating library Linked Data today.”

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