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Bibliographic Information Organization in the Semantic Web

New technologies will underpin the future generation of library catalogues. To facilitate their role providing information, serving users, and fulfilling their mission as cultural heritage and memory institutions, libraries must take a technological leap; their standards and services must be transformed to those of the Semantic Web. Bibliographic Information Organization in the Semantic Web explores the technologies that may power future library catalogues, and argues the necessity of such a leap. The text introduces international bibliographic standards and models, and fundamental concepts in their representation in the context of the Semantic Web. Subsequent chapters cover bibliographic information organization, linked open data, methodologies for publishing library metadata, discussion of the wider environment (museum, archival and publishing communities) and users, followed by a conclusion.

Practitioners and students in Library and Information Science

Paperback, 350 Pages

Published: October 2013

Imprint: Chandos Publishing

ISBN: 978-1-84334-731-6


  • "...introduces a complex subject in an accessible format by focusing on one specific area and emphasising its continuity with traditional bibliographic practices...The insights provided...are both valuable and interesting."--Online Information Review,Vol 38, No. 6, 2014


  • Bibliographic information organization: A view from now into the past; Semantic web and linked open data; Publishing bibliographic element sets and value vocabularies; Publishing datasets as linked open data; We are not alone but part of the linked data environment.


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