Tuesday, January 04, 2011

New Vocabularies Added to LC Authorities and Vocabularies Service

Good news from LC more linked data.
The Library of Congress is pleased to make available new vocabularies from its Authorities and Vocabularies web service (ID.LOC.GOV), which provides access to Library of Congress standards and vocabularies as Linked Data. The new additions include :

MARC Code List for Countries
MARC Code List for Geographic Areas
MARC Code List for Languages

The MARC Countries entries include references to their equivalent ISO 3166 codes. The MARC Languages have been cross referenced with ISOs 639-1, 639-2, and 639-5, where appropriate. Additional vocabularies will be added in the future, including additional PREMIS controlled vocabularies.

The vocabulary data are published in RDF using the SKOS/RDF Vocabulary. Individual concepts are accessible via the ID.LOC.GOV web service via a web browser interface or programmatically via content-negotiation. The vocabulary data are also available for bulk download. A new bulk download of LCSH will be available tomorrow, 5 January 2011.

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