The Semantic Web is a vision of the Web in which machines automatically process the content of information. The World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) publishes recommendations, which serve as standards for the emerging Semantic Web.

Libraries are beginning to explore the possibilities for semantic enrichment and re-modelling of traditional bibliographic metadata via the use of linked data techniques to enable wider usage of resources. The service delivery area of this site includes information on linked data services.

This section outlines some of the key standards NBAs should be aware of when developing semantic services.