Linked data implementers invited to participate in OCLC Research International Linked Data Survey by 17 July 2015


OCLC Research is repeating this survey to learn details of specific projects or services that format metadata as linked data and/or make subsequent uses of it. This is not just a landscape scan, but also a chance to see what might have changed in the linked data implementations reported last year.

If you or a colleague have implemented or are implementing linked data projects or services—either by publishing data as linked data or ingesting linked data resources into your own data or applications—please take the survey at by 17 July 2015.

The expected time to complete the survey is15-20 minutes for each project described. Feel free to share this survey link with others as we are seeking as many responses as possible.  

If you took the survey last year, please take it again this year, as things might have changed. The questions are the same, but some multiple choice questions have additional options taken from the "other" responses in last year's survey, and some open-ended questions have been changed to multiple choice, again based on last year's responses. You can check what you answered last year on this publicly available spreadsheet [.xlsx], "Results of Linked Data Survey for Implementers."

OCLC Research Library Partners Metadata Managers Focus Group members are aware that many in the libraries/archives/museum community are excited by the potential of linked data applications to make new, valuable uses of existing metadata. As with last year's survey, examples collected will be shared for the benefit of others wanting to undertake similar efforts, wondering what is possible to do and how to go about it. Participating institutions will be identified with the projects described, but contact information will be held confidential. Responses to this survey will be valuable to others who are also interested in starting Linked Data projects.

Contact Program Officer Karen Smith-Yoshimura or see her blog post, “What’s changed in linked data implementations?” for more information about the survey.

For more information:

Karen Smith-Yoshimura
Program Officer
OCLC Research

Melissa Renspie
Senior Communications Officer
OCLC Research