Friday, July 01, 2011


The June issue of SCATNews, the newsletter of the IFLA Cataloguing Section, is now available.

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

W3C Library Linked Data Incubator Group Call for Comment

The W3C Library Linked Data Incubator Group has been chartered from May 2010 through August 2011 to prepare a series of reports on the existing and potential use of Linked Data technology for publishing library data. The group is currently preparing:
  • A report which consists of
    • "Benefits"
    • "Vocabularies and Datasets"
    • "Relevant Technologies"
    • "Implementation challenges"
    • "Recommendations"
  • Use Cases, a survey report describing existing projects

  • Vocabularies and Datasets", a survey report
We (LLD XG) invite comments from interested members of the public. Feedback can sent as comments to individual sections posted on our dedicated blog or by email to a public mailing list (, archived at ) using descriptive subject lines such as '[COMMENTS] "Benefits" section'

Comments will be especially welcome in the next four weeks (through 22 July). Reviewers should note that as with Wikipedia, the text may be revised and corrected by its editors in response to comments at any time, but that earlier versions of a document may be viewed by clicking on the History tab.

It is anticipated that the three reports will be published in final form by 31 August.