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Ex Libris Users of North America (ELUNA) 2023 Annual Meeting

IGeLU/ELUNA Linked Open Data Community of Practice and Working Group

Focuses on linked data in ExLibris products, hosts community meetings, and maintains a page of resources.


Jackie Shieh, A Triangular Connection Libraries' Wikidata projects on names, collections and users, 2022 Smithsonian Digitization Conference, 3/23/2022

Jackie Shieh,  "Morphing the authority control", 2020 LD4 Conference, 07/09/2020

Implementing Linked Library Data, a NISO (National Information Standards Organization) webinar, November 13, 2019: 

"A Sinopia, Marva and Alma Linked Data Implementation” webinar, hosted by the IGeLU/ELUNA Linked Open Data Community of Practice Working Groupon January 12, 2023.


"Archival description and linked data: a preliminary study of opportunities and implementation challenges" By Karen F. Gracy ( DOI:10.1007/s10502-014-9216-2)

Why Linked Data -

Linked data for libraries -

UCLA Semantic Web and Linked Data Research Guide - 

Drupal Introduction to RDF -

Alemu, Getaneh, Brett Stevens, Penny Ross, and Jane Chandler. 2012. “Linked Data for Libraries: Benefits of a Conceptual Shift from Library-Specific Record Structures to RDF-Based Data Models.” New Library World 113 (11/12): 549–70.

Bellini, Pierfrancesco, Paolo Nesi, and Alessandro Venturi. 2014. “Linked Open Graph: Browsing Multiple SPARQL Entry Points to Build Your Own LOD Views.” Journal of Visual Languages & Computing, Distributed Multimedia Systems DMS2014 Part I, 25 (6): 703–16.

Berners-Lee, Tim. 2001. “The Semantic Web.” Scientific American 284 (5): 34–43. Berners-Lee, Tim.

2006. “Linked Data.” Design Issues. July 27, 2006.

Berners-Lee, Tim, and Kieron O’Hara. 2013. “The Read—Write Linked Data Web.” Philosophical Transactions: Mathematical, Physical and Engineering Sciences 371 (1987): 1–5.

Boer, Victor de, Johan Oomen, Oana Inel, Lora Aroyo, Elco van Staveren, Werner Helmich, and Dennis de Beurs. 2015. “DIVE into the Event-Based Browsing of Linked Historical Media.” Journal of Web Semantics, Semantic Web Challenge 2014, 35 (December): 152–58.

Byrne, Gillian, and Lisa Goddard. 2010. “The Strongest Link: Libraries and Linked Data.” D-Lib Magazine 16 (11/12).

Escolano Rodriguez, Elena, and Daniel Vila Suero. 2011. “Linked Data at the BNE.” presented at the World Library and Information Congress: 77th IFLA General Conference and Assembly Semantic Web Special Interest Group, Puerto Rico, August 17.

Gracy, Karen F. 2018. “Enriching and Enhancing Moving Images with Linked Data.” Journal of Documentation 74 (2): 354–71.

Guha, R.V., Dan Brickley, and Steve Macbeth. 2015. “Schema.Org Evolution of Structured Data on the Web.” ACm Queue 13 (9).

Hallo, Maria, Sergio Lujan-Mora, Alejandro Mate, and Juan Trujillo. 2016. “Current State of Linked Data in Digital Libraries.” Journal of Information Science 42 (2): 117–27.

Haslhofer, Bernhard, Elaheh Momeni, Manuel Gay, and Rainer Simon. 2010. “Augmenting Europeana Content with Linked DataResources - Google Search.” In Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Semantic Systems. Graz, Austria: ACM.

Heath, Tom, and Christian Bizer. 2011. LinkedData:EvolvingtheWebintoaGlobal DataSpace. 1st ed. Synthesis Lectures on the Semantic Web: Theory and Technology. Morgan & Claypool.

“JSON-LD Articles and Presentations.” n.d. Accessed August 15, 2019.

Lampert, Cory K, and Silvia B. Southwick. 2013. “Leading to Linking: Introducing Linked Data ToAcademic Library Digital Collections.” Journal of Library Metadata 13 (2–3): 230–53.

Myntti, Jeremy, and Nate Cothran. 2013. “Authority Control in a Digital Repository: Preparing for Linked Data.” Journal of Library Metadata 13 (2–3): 95–113.

Niu, Jinfang. 2016. “Linked Data for Archives.” Archivaria 82: 83–110.

Oramas, Sergio, and Mohamed Sordo. 2016. “Knowledge Is Out There: A New Step in the Evolution of Music Digital Libraries.” Fontes Artis Musicae 63 (4): 285–98.

Rapoza, Jim. 2006. “SPARQL Will Make Web Shine; New W3c Standard May Be the Polish the Semantic Web Needs.” EWeek; New York 23 (18): 50.

Ric. n.d. “Understanding RDF Serialisation Formats.” Swirrl Blog |. Accessed August 15, 2019.

Stanford University Libraries and Academic Information Resources, and Council on Library and Information Resources. 2011. “Report of the Stanford Linked Data Workshop.”

Szekely, Pedro, Craig A. Knoblock, Fengyu Yang, Eleanor E. Fink, Shubham Gupta, Rachel Allen, and Georgina Goodlander. 2014. “Publishing the Data of the Smithsonian American Art Museum to the Linked Data Cloud.” International Journal of Humanities and Arts Computing 8 (supplement): 152–66.

Tebbutt, David. 2008. “The Time Has Come for the Semantic Web to SPARQL.” Information World Review; Oxford, no. 242 (January): 13. W3C. 2013. “SPARQL 1.1 Query Language.” March 21, 2013.

W3C. 2013. “SPARQL 1.1 Query Language.” March 21, 2013.

W3C Incubator Group. 2011. “Library Linked Data Incubator Group: Use Cases.” October 25, 2011.

W3C Working Group. 2014. “RDF 1.1 Primer.”

Wenige, Lisa, and Johannes Ruhland. 2018. “Retrieval by Recommendation: Using LOD Technologies to Improve Digital Library Search.” International Journal on Digital Libraries 19 (2–3): 253–69.