The IFLA UNIMARC Core Activitiy (UCA) invites papers to be presented at 79th IFLA General Conference and Assembly, Singapore, August 2013.

Theme: Expanding MARC Metadata Services with Linked Open Data

There is a promising future for existing library metadata in the evolving semantic web and linked data environment. The quantity and quality of existing MARC records make it an unquestionable source for expanding data services that have the potential to easily share bibliographic data at a global level, providing innovative and sophisticated new ways of reusing data that reach far beyond the library community. This session will focus on concepts, strategies, experiences, technical issues and prospects of linked open data (LOD) applied to MARC and UNIMARC records. 

Contributions are invited on topics such as:

  • Open data policies
  • LOD  strategies and technical issues
  • Experiments and projects of LOD implementation
  • Implications of linked data for the future of bibliographic standards

Complete information available on the IFLA WLIC 2013 website.