Linked Data in a Nutshell: A Starter Kit of Selected Annotated Bibliography and Resources for Academic Librarians: Part Two


Linked Data
Linked Open Data
Library Linked Data
Semantic Web
Academic Library

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Liu, W. (2018). Linked Data in a Nutshell: A Starter Kit of Selected Annotated Bibliography and Resources for Academic Librarians: Part Two. International Journal of Librarianship, 3(1), 54–66.
Received 2017-11-03
Accepted 2018-04-21
Published 2018-07-17


It has been a decade since Tim Berners-Lee coined Linked Data in 2006. More and more Linked Data datasets have been made available for information retrieval on the Web. It is essential for librarians, especially academic librarians, to keep up with the state of Linked Data. There is so much information about Linked Data that one may wonder where to begin when they want to join the Linked Data community. With this in mind, the author compiled this annotated bibliography as a starter kit. Due to the many resources available, this list focuses on literature in English only and of specific projects, case studies, research studies, and tools that may be helpful to academic librarians, in addition to the overview of Linked Data concept and the current state of Linked Data evolution and adoption.


Arlitsch, K. (2017). Semantic web identity of academic libraries. Journal of Library Administration, 57(3), 346–358. doi:10.1080/01930826.2017.1288970

Baker, T., Bermès, E., Coyle, K., Dunsire, G., Isaac, A., Murray, P., . . . Zeng, M. (2011). Library Linked Data Incubator Group final report. Retrieved from W3C Incubator. World Wide Web Consortium website:

Baxmeyer, J., Coyle, K., Dylan, J., Han, M. J., Folsom, S., Schreur, P., & Thompson, T. (2017, June). Linked Data infrastructure models: Areas of focus for PCC strategies. Retrieved from

Binding, C., & Tudhope, D. (2016). Improving interoperability using vocabulary linked data. International Journal on Digital Libraries, 17(1), 5–21. doi:10.1007/s00799-015-0166-y

Colye, K. (2016). Bibliographic description and the Semantic Web. In FRBR, Before and After: A Look at Our Bibliographic Models (pp.137-156). Retrieved from

Debattista, J., Auer, Sö., & Lange, C. (2016). Luzzu—A methodology and framework for Linked Data quality assessment. J. Data and Information Quality, 8(1), 4:1–4:32. doi:10.1145/2992786

Dunsire, G., Fritz, D., & Fritz, R. (2016). Instructions, interfaces, and interoperable data: The RIMMF experience with RDA. Paper presented at IFLA WLIC 2016. Retrieved from

Creative Commons. (2018, March 7). Frequently asked questions. Retrieved from

Godby, C.J., & Denenberg. R. (2015). Common ground: Exploring compatibilities between the Linked Data models of the Library of Congress and OCLC. Retrieved from

Hallo, M., Luján-Mora, S., Maté, A., & Trujillo, J. (2016). Current state of Linked Data in digital libraries. Journal of Information Science, 42(2), 117–127. doi:10.1177/0165551515594729

Heath, T., & Bizer, C. (2011). Linked Data: Evolving the web into a global data space. 1st ed. Synthesis lectures on the semantic web: Theory and technology, 1:1. San Rafael, CA: Morgan & Claypool. Retrieved from

Wikipedia. (2018, March 26). International semantic web conference (ISWC). Retrieved from

Kalou, A. K., Koutsomitropoulos, D. A., & Solomou, G. D. (2016). Combining the best of both worlds: A semantic web book mashup as a Linked Data service over CMS infrastructure. Journal of Library Metadata, 16(3–4), 0–0. doi:10.1080/19386389.2016.1258897

Konstantinou, N., Houssos, N., & Manta, A. (2014). Exposing bibliographic information as linked open data using standards-based mappings: Methodology and results. Procedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences, 147(1), 260-267. doi:10.1016/j.sbspro.2014.07.169

Lee, Y. (2017). A life-cycle workflow architecture for Linked Data. In Proceedings of the 2017 International Conference on Machine Learning and Soft Computing (pp. 117–121). New York, NY, USA: ACM. doi:10.1145/3036290.3036302

Library of Congress, Acquisitions & Bibliographic Access Directorate (ABA). (2016, June 16). BIBFRAME pilot (phase one—Sept. 8, 2015 – March 31, 2016): Report and assessment. Retrieved from

McCallum, S. H. (2017). BIBFRAME development., 8(3), 71-85.

Moulaison, H. L., & Million, A. J. (2014). The disruptive qualities of Linked Data in the library environment: Analysis and recommendations. Cataloging & Classification Quarterly, 52(4), 367–387. doi:10.1080/01639374.2014.880981

Niknia, M., & Mirtaheri, S. L. (2015). Mapping a decade of Linked Data progress through co-word analysis. Webology, 12(2). Retrieved from

Oh, S. G., Yi, M., & Jang, W. (2015). Deploying linked open vocabulary (LOV) to enhance library Linked Data. Journal of Information Science Theory and Practice, 3(2), 6–15. doi:10.1633/JISTaP.2015.3.2.1

Phipps, J., Dunsire, G., & Hillmann, D. (2015). Building a platform to manage RDA vocabularies and data for an international, Linked Data world. Journal of Library Metadata, 15(3–4), 252–264. doi:10.1080/19386389.2015.1099990

Radio, E., & Hanrath, S. (2016). Measuring the impact and effectiveness of transitioning to a Linked Data vocabulary. Journal of Library Metadata, 16(2), 80–94. doi:10.1080/19386389.2016.1215734

Rietveld, L. (2016). Publishing and Consuming Linked Data: Optimizing for the Unknown. IOS Press.

Ristoski, P., Bizer, C., & Paulheim, H. (2015). Mining the web of Linked Data with RapidMiner. Web Semantics: Science, Services and Agents on the World Wide Web, 35, 142–151. doi:10.1016/j.websem.2015.06.004

Sequeda, J. F., & Miranker, D. P. (2013). Ultrawrap: SPARQL execution on relational data. Web Semantics: Science, Services and Agents on the World Wide Web, 22, 19–39. doi:10.1016/j.websem.2013.08.002

Tharani, K. (2015). Linked Data in libraries: A case study of harvesting and sharing bibliographic metadata with BIBFRAME. Information Technology & Libraries, 34(1), 5–19.

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