I wanted to draw attention to an article I read recently: Improving Presentation of Library Data using FRBR and Linked Data by Anne-Lena Westrum, Asgeir Rekkavik, and Kim Talleras. If you’re curious about how linked data might be implemented in a specific library project, and how you, yourself, might think about going about a similar project, this is a great overview. The authors forged ahead with a small subset of bibliographic records, and used some interesting sounding tools to figure out how they could improve discoverability and display. It sounds like their project was a success.
This article also made me realize that we all have small subsets of our collections around which we can experiment in these kinds of ways. Perhaps there is a particular local author your library collects, or a subject library within your larger collection. These are great small sets of data to pull out and try to do new things with.
I’m personally hopeful that we’ll have time to experiment with some of the WEST serials data we’re collecting, but that might be a bit far off in our development future.