Some links of great interest to librarians and people looking to make library data more open and linkable:
Home page of the Library Linked Data Incubator Group.
Final Report. Includes tools that can be useful for LLD
Use Cases report. includes links to the full use case descriptions.
Description of a LARGE number of vocabularies, metadata standards and elements, and data sets.
Not just for the library domain, but for the wider domains of cultural heritage, multimedia, etc!
Links back to the Use Cases to show these stadards in real usage.
Describes some 55 data sets in this domain, a lot of them available as RDF.
"Disruptive Library Technology Jester": a blog by the Assistant Director, Technology Services Development of the largest non-profit regional consortium serving libraries in the U.S (lyrasis.org)
On the topic of linked data and libraries.
I love the byline: "We're Disrupted, We're Librarians, and We're Not Going to Take It Anymore".
What does he mean: "the library profession is in mourning — mourning a time when users had to use information our way. A time when they came, seemingly eagerly, to bibliographic instruction sessions to learn about how to use our tools. A time when the library was a place to do serious research and the social hub atmosphere was secondary; not the reverse as is sometimes described today. A time when we were “in the loop” of research because our scholars had no choice but to come to us for some of the raw materials as they build new knowledge.
Well, the times, they are a-changing."
Presentations on the topic
A sample presentation describing what's wrong with old data formats, and the inroads of linked data