Cataloging Relationships

Map Location
G, 2
Thread Locations
Pages 44, 53, 139
Scape


Author
R. David Lankes

Agreement Description

Much of the reasoning and ideas for cataloging relationships is well covered in the Threads. The underlying technologies to do so are not. There is an active set of projects, communities, and research going into building the necessary infrastructure for this work. Most of it falls under the rubric of the semantic web. Although not all the concepts of the semantic web are in line with new librarianship (there seems to be a much more optimistic vision of data without context), the standards being put forth such as the Resource Description Framework (RDF) and registries and service-oriented architectures hold great promise.

Related Artifacts

Main Page. (n.d.). In Semantic Web. Retrieved from http://semanticweb.org/wiki/ Main_Page

OWL 2. (n.d.). In Semantic Web. Retrieved from http://semanticweb.org/wiki/OWL

RDF. (n.d.). In Semantic Web. Retrieved from http://semanticweb.org/wiki/RDF