Friday, May 01, 2009

Library of Congress Authorities and Vocabularies Service

At last LoC has created a replacement for Ed Summers's lcsh.info as their Authorities and Vocabularies service.
The Library of Congress Authorities and Vocabularies service enables both humans and machines to programmatically access authority data at the Library of Congress. This service is influenced by -- and implements -- the Linked Data movement's approach of exposing and inter-connecting data on the Web via dereferenceable URIs.
Currently only the LCSH are available. They plan to make the Thesaurus of Graphic Materials, MARC Geographic Area Codes, MARC Language Codes, and MARC Relator Codes available.

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