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Linked data at oclc


Community

Massively collaborative library data and you.


Data sets & services

Your library data toolbox.


Latest news

What’s happening in the world of library linked data.


Data licenses & attribution

Community norms for sharing library data.

Libraries and their users are participating in an exciting information ecosystem.

For many people, the most interesting options rely on data from many different areas. OCLC works both with member libraries and wide variety of partners in order to leverage collective data from the world’s libraries in ways that benefit scholarship, research, business and civic life.

WorldCat data and the WorldShare Platform provide the foundation—let’s build something fantastic together.


Screenshot from presentation of Linked Date for Libraries

Linked Data for Libraries

Watch this short introduction to the concepts and technology behind linked data, how it works, and some benefits it brings to libraries.

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Screenshot of Tim Berners-Lee TED talk

Tim Berners-Lee on the next Web

Tim Berners-Lee invented the World Wide Web 20 years ago. For his next project, he's building a web for open, linked data that could do for numbers what the Web did for words, pictures, video: unlock our data and reframe the way we use it together.

Watch the video on TED.com »


Sample text from

Libraries and the Informational Future

Lorcan Dempsey, OCLC’s Vice President and Chief Strategist, writes about “Libraries and the Informational Future” for the Information Professionals 2050 Symposium,  in June 2012 at the UNC School of Information and Library Science.

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