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The practitioner librarian and the semantic web ANTAEUS

The practitioner librarian and the semantic web ANTAEUS Purpose –To describe and evoke the potential impact of semantic web systems at the level of library practice. Design/methodology/approach – A general outline of some of the broad issues associated with the semantic web, together with a brief, simple explanation of basic semantic web procedures with some examples of specific practical outcomes of semantic web development. Findings – That the semantic web is of central relevance to contemporary LIS practitioners, whose involvement in its development is necessary in order to determine what will be the true benefits of this form of information service innovation. Research limitations/implications – Since much of the initial discussion of this topic has been developmental and futuristic, applied practitioner‐oriented research is required to ground these discussions in a firm bedrock of applications. Practical implications – semantic web technologies are of great practical relevance to areas of LIS practice such as digital repository development and open access services. Originality/value – The paper attempts to bridge the gap between the abstractions of theoretical writing in this area and the concerns of the working library professional. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Library Review Emerald Publishing

The practitioner librarian and the semantic web ANTAEUS

Library Review , Volume 57 (3): 9 – Mar 21, 2008

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Publisher
Emerald Publishing
Copyright
Copyright © 2008 Emerald Group Publishing Limited. All rights reserved.
ISSN
0024-2535
DOI
10.1108/00242530810865466
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Abstract

Purpose –To describe and evoke the potential impact of semantic web systems at the level of library practice. Design/methodology/approach – A general outline of some of the broad issues associated with the semantic web, together with a brief, simple explanation of basic semantic web procedures with some examples of specific practical outcomes of semantic web development. Findings – That the semantic web is of central relevance to contemporary LIS practitioners, whose involvement in its development is necessary in order to determine what will be the true benefits of this form of information service innovation. Research limitations/implications – Since much of the initial discussion of this topic has been developmental and futuristic, applied practitioner‐oriented research is required to ground these discussions in a firm bedrock of applications. Practical implications – semantic web technologies are of great practical relevance to areas of LIS practice such as digital repository development and open access services. Originality/value – The paper attempts to bridge the gap between the abstractions of theoretical writing in this area and the concerns of the working library professional.

Journal

Library ReviewEmerald Publishing

Published: Mar 21, 2008

Keywords: Libraries; Digital libraries; Worldwide web

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