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Introduction to a special issue on digital libraries and the semantic web: context, applications and research

Introduction to a special issue on digital libraries and the semantic web: context, applications... Purpose – The purpose of this article is to introduce the papers in the special issue which explores some of the potential, opportunities and challenges to be found in greater library and information science alignment with semantic web developments. Design/methodology/approach – The article is a general review of the papers in the issue. Findings – For many digital libraries or cultural institutions, the semantic web offers an opportunity to better expose valuable digital resources pertaining to research, culture or history, using common standards and technologies in a collaborative and “joined up” way. The papers in this issue “paint a rainbow”, exploring the issues through elements of case studies, reviews research and conceptual expositions and viewpoints. Originality/value – The article emphasises how the practical implications of semantic web research or developments for digital libraries and repositories is important for LIS professionals. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Library Review Emerald Publishing

Introduction to a special issue on digital libraries and the semantic web: context, applications and research

Library Review , Volume 57 (3): 5 – Mar 21, 2008

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Publisher
Emerald Publishing
Copyright
Copyright © 2008 Emerald Group Publishing Limited. All rights reserved.
ISSN
0024-2535
DOI
10.1108/00242530810865457
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Abstract

Purpose – The purpose of this article is to introduce the papers in the special issue which explores some of the potential, opportunities and challenges to be found in greater library and information science alignment with semantic web developments. Design/methodology/approach – The article is a general review of the papers in the issue. Findings – For many digital libraries or cultural institutions, the semantic web offers an opportunity to better expose valuable digital resources pertaining to research, culture or history, using common standards and technologies in a collaborative and “joined up” way. The papers in this issue “paint a rainbow”, exploring the issues through elements of case studies, reviews research and conceptual expositions and viewpoints. Originality/value – The article emphasises how the practical implications of semantic web research or developments for digital libraries and repositories is important for LIS professionals.

Journal

Library ReviewEmerald Publishing

Published: Mar 21, 2008

Keywords: Digital libraries; Worldwide web; Information management

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