Linking bibliographic resources

Recently, we linked a number of bibliographic resources (~28k) as well as some organizations to the North Rhine-Westphalian Library Service Center’s (hbz) LOD dataset. The big deal is that the HBZ stores data about all available copies (exemplars) of bibliographic resources, such as their signature and the organization owning the copy. Consequently, by linking to the HBZ dataset we can now easily integrate further data on the fly and display, for example, all locations and signatures of existing copies on a map. Some examples:

In order to match the bibliographic resources we used ISBNs and DOIs initially. We still investigating matching frameworks like SILK or LIMES and try to define some more sophisticated linkage rules (Titles,Authors,Time,Space…).

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on the LODUM blog.

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