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2011-10-23: This page is no longer active: See Graphics, Presentations, and Other Re-Usable Content in the Library Linked Data section of W3C Semantic Web Activity wiki.

Graphics, Presentations, and Other Re-Usable Content

Presentations Available on the Web

"The RDF model underlying Semantic Web technologies is frequently described as the future of structured metadata. Its adoption in libraries has been slow, however. This is due in no small part to fundamental differences in the modeling approach that RDF takes, representing a “bottom up” architecture where a description is distributed and can be made up of any features deemed necessary, whereas the record-centric approach taken by libraries tends to be more “top down” relying on prespecified feature sets that all should strive to make the best use of. This presentation will delve deeply into the differences between these two approaches to explore why the RDF approach has proven difficult for libraries, look at some RDF-based initiatives that are happening in libraries and how they are allowing different uses of this metadata than was previously possible, and pose some questions about how libraries might best."

Links to the recordings of the video streaming and all the slides from Linked Data and Libraries 2011 in London on July 14th are now available at

Highlights included Adrian Stevenson's report on the LOD-LAM Summit and the announcement of the British National Bibliography publication as Linked Data by the British Library:

Since the event Tim Hodson, who worked with the British Library team, has posted an overview of the BL's Data Model:

Archives and Museums in the Web of Data: Toward a Virtuous Flow of Data in the UK and Beyond]

Library and Semantic Web focused events


Other Learning Materials

Related to the LLD Incubator Group


Note: Many libraries subscribe to Library Technology Reports through EBSCO.

Other Lists of Semantic Library Resources

Not Library-Specific