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Welcome to the website of Linked Data for Production (LD4P). With support from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the LD4P partners (Columbia, Cornell, Harvard, Library of Congress, Princeton, and Stanford / Directory of team members) are piloting the production of linked data for library resources. Over a two-year period (2016-2018), our work focuses on:

  • developing standards, guidelines, and infrastructure to communally produce metadata as linked open data,
  • developing end-to-end workflows to create linked data in a technical services production environment, 
  • extending the BIBFRAME ontology to describe library resources in specialized domains and formats, and
  • engaging the broader library community to ensure a sustainable and extensible environment.

While each partner institution leads its own domain-specific ontology extension and metadata production projects, the partners collaborate closely with one another and with the Mellon-funded Linked Data for Libraries-Labs (LD4L-Labs) project on modeling a general-purpose extension to BIBFRAME, developing best practices for ontology extension modeling and for linked data production, evaluating linked data tools, and prototyping an infrastructure for cooperative production of linked data.

Cross-domain ontology modeling and metadata production

Domain-specific ontology modeling and metadata production

DomainModelMetadata for specialized collections
ArtArtFrameColumbia Art Properties
Cartographic and GeospatialCartographic ExtensionHarvard Cartographic Materials
Moving ImagesMoving Image ExtensionHarvard Film Archive
Performed MusicPerformed Music OntologyCornell Hip Hop Archive
Rare MaterialsRare Materials Ontology Extension

Cornell Hip Hop Archive

Princeton Derrida Archive

Tools

LD4P provides input to the Linked Data for Libraries-Labs (LD4L-Labs) project on the development of VitroLib, a linked data editor for libraries, and the LD4L-Labs Converter. LD4P is evaluating several other linked data tools (see our Registry of Tools), including the Library of Congress BIBFRAME Editor and Converter.

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Contact Us

email ld4p-program at stanford dot edu

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