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AMSL: Managing Electronic Resources for Libraries Based on Semantic Web

Andreas Nareike, Natanael Arndt, Norman Radtke, Sebastian Nuck, Leander Seige, Thomas Riechert
in Proceedings of the INFORMATIK 2014: Big Data -- Komplexität meistern (Editors: Erhard Plödereder, Lars Grunske, Eric Schneider, Dominik Ull), 2014-09
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Abstract

In libraries a change from physical resources to electronic resources, with new licensing models and lending processes, has taken places. The existing managing infrastructure is not yet suitable for the upcoming requirements and does not provide support for flexible and extensible data models for being future-proof. In this paper we present a system that uses the generic RDF resource management system OntoWiki for managing library resources. OntoWiki is extended by components for adapting the generic system to the given domain, e.g. by using data templates. In addition the Linked Data capability of OntoWiki is used and extended to import various metadata to enrich the managing resource. Consequently using Linked Data further enables libraries to build up a Linked Data infrastructure in the library domain.