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LD4L 2014, which was the Linked Data for Libraries original grant running from 2014-2016, has been completed.  This page is part of the archive for that grant.


Initially from the whiteboard, 1/30/14 

Bibliographic Data


  • Harvard HOLLIS
  • LibraryCloud enhanced MARC
  • SUL catalog
  • CUL catalog

Thesis records (a good opportunity to link to persons)

Person Data

use case: when does something in SearchWorks have a Stanford author?

Faculty profile data

  • CAP
  • VIVO
  • Harvard profiles (Faculty Finder?)

Usage data

  • LibraryCloud – usage
  • Cornell circulation data
  • Stanford circulation data
  • Supplementary online circ data?
    • Hathi?
    • Open Library?
    • Project Gutenberg?
    • LibraryThing book mentions in their online conversations (They were willing to give LibraryCloud that info)

Other collections

Archival collections

  • EAD
    • At the component level? (Harvard has a project doing this.)


  • Cornell eCommons
  • Harvard DRS
    • One source at Harvard says that all items in DRS are also in the HOLLIS catalog, but we think that's not quite right
    • There may or may not be useful metadata in DRS about the items (even if they're in HOLLIS), but DRS metadata tends to be quite operational:  info about page scans for use by page-turning software, etc.

Digital Collections

  • Arbitrary OAI-PMH
  • Possible Harvard collections to pull in:
    • Nuremberg
    • Emily Dickinson
    • Colonial North America (which also has EAD component metadata)

Image databases

  • IIIF
  • VIA/Olivia/Shared Shelf
  • HWP (question)

Arbitrary OAI-PMH

  • plug in any AO

Curated information and annotations


  • Cornell's CULLR
  • Bloglinks
  • DMS (Stanford digital manuscripts)
  • DBpedia
  • LibGuides (Cornell and Stanford at least)


Subjects & Authorities



  • taxonomies
    • FAST
  • researcher ids
    • VIAF
    • Social Networking in Archival Context
      • encoding of EACCPF
    • id.loc.gov
    • ISNI
    • ORCID
    • OCLC researcher networking group – roughly 30 sources
  • organizations
    • ISNI/Ringold
  • journals
  • geographic locations
    • Geonames
    • DBpedia
    • Geopolitial
    • Getty placenames thesaurus
  • events


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1 Comment

  1. The Linked Open Vocabularies dataset might be a fun one to play with.