Introduction to Linked Data - 2nd semester


To enable the student to acquire knowledge and develop expertise in key concepts, technologies, and standards on the basis of linked data in order for him to understand the objectives and the potential underlying linked data within the libraries and the potential they can bring to a wider sharing and dissemination of bibliographic data. At the end of this unit the students must be able to:
• question the context of the changes brought about by semantic web and, more specifically, the linked data;
• discuss the transformation of bibliographic data and understand the basic principles of its exposure related data;
• discuss the future of data communication formats ­ MARC / UNIMARC.

General characterization





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Weekly - 3 letivas + 1 tutorial

Total - Available soon

Teaching language




ALEMU, G. e outros (2012). Linked data for libraries: benefits of a conceptual shift from library­specific record structure to RDF­based data models. IFLA WLIC 2012, Helsinqui. Disponível em:­alemu­en.pdf. BERNERS­LEE, T. (2006­2009). Linked data. Disponível em:
COYLE, K. (2013). Library linked data: an evolution., vol 4, no. 1 (Special issue), p. 53­61.
DUNSIRE, G.; WILLER, M.; PEROŽIĆ, P. (2013). Representation of the UNIMARC Bibliographic Data Format in Resource Description Framework. In: International Conference on Dublin Core and Metadata Applicatons, Lisbon, 2013. Linking to the Future: proceedings. Ed. by Muriel Foulonneau, Kai Eckert. Dublin Core Metadata Initiative, p. 179­189.
HOOLAND, S. van; VERBORGH, R. (2014). Linked data for libraries, archives and museums: how to clean, link and publish your metadata. London: Facet Publishing. ISBN 978­1­85604­

Teaching method

Evaluation method

The evaluation will be based on the following weighting:
­ Analysis of a case study and oral presentation in the classroom ­ 30%;
­ Review of a work and oral presentation in the classroom ­ 30%;
­ Analysis and discussion of texts (30%);
­ Participation in the activities proposed in class (10%).

Subject matter

1. The Semantic Web and the linked data
1.1 Definition and scope of key concepts
1.2 Technologies and standards
1.3 Problems that linked data can solve
2 Modelling
2.1. XML
2.2 RDF
3 Impact on the nature of the bibliographic data


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