News from the LOD SIWG

May 1, 2015
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Interoperable Collaborations

The LOD and Interoperability SIWGs have begun to discuss ways to work together more closely. It is neither possible nor desirable to separate concerns about API-Level interoperability and RESTful interfaces from concerns about Data-Level Interoperability and Linked Open Data.
To this end, our SIWG Working Body’s have begun quarterly joint calls and are pursuing shared planning of activities starting with Developers Day at IGeLU 2015. Consider staying for an extra day and joining us on Saturday, September 5.

Use Case Presentations

Since the last News in Brief, we’ve heard two new use cases:

  • On December 16, 2014l, we heard from Dr Arif Shaon, Library, University of New South Wales (UNSW) Australia on Publishing UNSW research output as Linked Open Data via Primo.
  • On January 26, 2015, we heard from staff at the Mountain West Digital Library and from the Digital Public Library of Ameica on Harvesting metadata from Primo into another database using BriefSearch API.

Linked Open Data in Minneapolis

We also will be having 2 LOD focused sessions at ELUNA 2015:

  • The SIWG’s Business Meeting will be Thu May 7 2015, 9:50am–10:35am, Wayzata Bay Room.
  • Bernardo Gomez, Emory University will present on Linked Data in Aleph: Exposing Bibliographic and Authority records in RDF/XML on Thu May 7 2015, 11:00am–11:45am, Cedar Lake Room.

Corey Harper, LOD SIWG coordinator

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