Skip to content

The Linked Data Myth

The Linked Data Myth

“Used successfully for many years in industry, Linked Data appeals to librarians for its potential to improve services. It allows libraries to describe resources more richly than before, leverage expertise and data across the Web, expose local resources, and add new capabilities to the discovery process. It’s therefore not surprising that librarians have increasingly been demanding support for Linked Data in integrated library systems, repository software, and library standards.

However, Linked Data is only as useful as the metadata on which it depends, and poor quality metadata ultimately causes the challenges many librarians hope to address with Linked Data. Given that the resources necessary to create and maintain the access points, vocabularies, and relationships Linked Data needs to function are unlikely to emerge, the potential for Linked Data to benefit library services is limited.




Posted on: August 31, 2020, 6:59 am Category: Uncategorized

0 Responses

Stay in touch with the conversation, subscribe to the RSS feed for comments on this post.