Hi and welcome to the OCLC Linked Data discussion group, set up to host discussions around the inevitable questions triggered by OCLC’s experimental release of linked data embedded in WorldCat.org. There are many aspects of this that I hope and expect to emerge as themes on this list.
This release is the start, not the end, of a process. We need your help in getting this right – from the way the data is published, the vocabularies used and created, the external sources we link to, and how you can use and interpret the data – it is only with the help of the library and wider web communities that we can get it right. In that way we can assure that WorldCat linked data can be beneficial for the OCLC membership, and a great resource on the emerging web of data.
The only guidelines for those contributing are to be relevant and constructive. Have a question. Post it and join the conversation. Don’t expect this to be a one way dialogue with us, conversations of this type work best between several contributors.
Technology Evangelist, OCLC
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