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Linked Data Services for Theses and Dissertations

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dc.creator Johnson, Thomas
dc.creator Boock, Michael
dc.date.accessioned 2012-08-28T17:28:56Z
dc.date.available 2012-08-28T17:28:56Z
dc.date.issued 2012-09
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1957/32977
dc.description Paper presented at the ETD2012 Conference, Lima, Peru, September 12-14, 2012 en-US
dc.description.abstract Linked Data presents new opportunities to expand services surrounding theses and dissertations. By creating open datasets, ETD systems can be built to interoperate with other institutional data as well as with outside metadata sources. However, much foundational work must be done before these advantages can be fully realized. This paper details work at Oregon State University to create a Linked Dataset covering the University’s theses and dissertations. Using data from existing MARC and Qualified Dublin Core records, we have established a process and model for crosswalking data from existing records into a variety of Semantic Web vocabularies. Our approach is to create basic services on a dedicated thesis and dissertation interface, incrementally extending those available through our institutional repository. We describe services implemented, those in progress and plans for continued work. We also address the limitations of our existing metadata and resulting challenges in crosswalking and interoperability. While Linked Data has great promise, implementation must target specific services that can be implemented today. We plan continued work to improve our data models and to utilize new data from other linked data sources as they emerge. en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher Networked Digital Library for Theses and Dissertations
dc.subject Linked Data en_US
dc.subject Metadata en_US
dc.subject SKOS en_US
dc.subject Dublin Core en_US
dc.subject Authority Control en_US
dc.subject Discovery en_US
dc.subject ETDs
dc.title Linked Data Services for Theses and Dissertations en_US
dc.description.peerreview yes en_US


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