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Future Internet 2013, 5(3), 429-438; doi:10.3390/fi5030429

Libraries’ Role in Curating and Exposing Big Data

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OCLC Innovation Lab; OCLC, 6565 Kilgour Place, Dublin, OH 43017, USA
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OCLC Library Services Division; 6565 Kilgour Place, Dublin, OH 43017, USA
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Received: 21 March 2013 / Revised: 16 May 2013 / Accepted: 12 July 2013 / Published: 20 August 2013
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Server Technologies in Cloud Computing and Big Data)
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Abstract

This article examines how one data hub is working to become a relevant and useful source in the Web of big data and cloud computing. The focus is on OCLC’s WorldCat database of global library holdings and includes work by other library organizations to expose their data using big data concepts and standards. Explanation is given of how OCLC has begun work on the knowledge graph for this data and its active involvement with Schema.org in working to make this data useful throughout the Web. View Full-Text
Keywords: WorldCat; knowledge graph; library data; bibliographic data; authority data; Schema.org; OCLC WorldCat; knowledge graph; library data; bibliographic data; authority data; Schema.org; OCLC
This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License (CC BY 3.0).

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Teets, M.; Goldner, M. Libraries’ Role in Curating and Exposing Big Data. Future Internet 2013, 5, 429-438.

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