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LD4L 2014, which was the Linked Data for Libraries original grant running from 2014-2016, has been completed. This page is part of the archive for that grant.
Here is a list of some suggested background readings in preparation for the workshop. We still expect to be adding a few more suggestions over the next few days.
- Project Proposal - This is the full text of the original project proposal to the Mellon Foundation. For motivation, the section on "Why Linked Data?" might be useful. For more details, you can read the full Project Description.
- For an overview of the project and its current status, you can see the project update presented at the CNI Membership Meeting in December 2014 by Dean Krafft and Tom Cramer. A video of the presentation is available on [YouTube][Vimeo], and you can find the abstract and slides on the CNI meeting page.
- LD4L Use Cases - These are the summaries of the use cases we will be presenting during the workshop.
- Ontology Team Overview - This document provides an overview of the components of the developing LD4L ontology, with a number of links to useful background documents and web sites.
- LD4L code repository on github - This is suitable for the die-hard ontology and software development techies among the attendees.
- David Weinberger: "A Good, Dumb Way to Learn from Libraries" from the Chronicle of Higher Education, October 7, 2014. This provides motivation and explanation for a simple usage metric that protects user privacy.
- Common Ground: Exploring Compatibilities Between the Linked Data Models of the Library of Congress and OCLC / Jean Godby and Ray Denenberg. This provides a high-level comparison between the LoC BIBFRAME approach and the work that OCLC has been doing on expressing bibliographic metadata in Schema.org.