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Penn Libraries Linked Data Framework: Supporting Penn Libraries Strategic Objectives

4. Supporting Penn Libraries Strategic Objectives

The Penn Libraries linked data vision takes a holistic approach to library implementation by supporting strategic teams and objectives. The following teams and subteams have goals that can be supported by linked data:


The Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) and Discovery working group, a subteam of the Discovery and Information Access group, may find open linked data semantic knowledge bases useful for managing alternatives to Library of Congress Subject Headings in a collaboratively edited Wikibase. This Wikibase work would complement the current implementation of alternatives to LCSH terminology managed in discovery.


The Collections as Data subteam of the Center for Research Data and Digital Scholarship can use the data mining Platform for Open Data (POD) records that have linked data subject references. The data are available from a web API (Annif) running in a Docker container.


The Constellation of Repositories strategic team may be interested in promoting Penn Scholarship/Content from Wikidata and with selected metadata from the Penn institutional repository, including Penn departments and research center publications and faculty associations made within Wikidata for broader discovery on the web.

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