New OCLC Research Report on Transforming Metadata into Linked Data

Transforming Metadata into Linked Data to Improve Digital Collection Discoverability, an OCLC Research Report, shares the findings from the CONTENTdm Linked Data Pilot project. In this pilot project, OCLC partnered with institutions that manage their digital collections with OCLC’s CONTENTdm service to investigate methods for—and the feasibility of—transforming metadata into linked data to improve the discoverability and management of digitized cultural materials and their descriptions.

Five institutions collaborated with OCLC on this Linked Data Pilot project, representing a diverse cross-section of different types of institutions:

  • The Huntington Library, Art Museum, and Botanical Gardens
  • The Cleveland Public Library
  • The Minnesota Digital Library
  • Temple University Libraries
  • University of Miami Libraries

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