Making a Library Catalogue Part of the Semantic Web

Martin Malmsten


Library catalogues contain an enormous amount of structured,
high-quality data, however, this data is generally not made available to semantic
web applications. In this paper we describe the tools and techniques used to make
the Swedish Union Catalogue (LIBRIS) part of the Semantic Web and Linked Data. The
focus is on relations between resources and the mechanisms used to make data
available, rather than perfect description of the individual resources. We also
present a method of creating links between records of the same work.

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