DCMI Global Meetings & Conferences, DC-2011, The Hague

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Towards Linked Data for Libraries, Archives and Museums
Emmanuelle Bermes

Last modified: 2011-10-07


Convergence is a major issue for cultural heritage organisations: libraries, archives and museums face the growing need to provide their users with seamless access to their data. This challenge is not new, and the Dublin Core initiative was born to create interoperability by using technologies and processes designed for the Web. Today, the growing interest of our community in Linked Data and Semantic Web technologies raises many questions. Is this new technology the solution for a problem that we know has existed for years, even decades? Is the community ready to invest the time, budgets, mind changes that are required to adopt Linked Data ? Without ignoring these issues, current implementations can demonstrate the need for such a change, and reveal the key features of Linked Data that could be success factors for its adoption in the cultural heritage domain.

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