Linked Open Data SIWG

At the IGeLU 2011 annual conference in Haifa, on September 12, 2011 a session “Linked Open Data and Ex Libris Products” took place. The purpose of this session was drawing the attention to the subject of linked open data in libraries using existing Ex Libris library systems. A number of cases of publishing and consuming linked data using Aleph and Primo were presented in four talks. A list of recommendations for library systems vendors and Ex Libris in particular was delivered asking Ex Libris for their vision. Ex Libris articulated and demonstrated their interest at that session and the Linked Open Data Special Interest Working Group was established thereafter.