RDF: Resource Description Failures & Linked Data Letdowns, a project briefing from CNI’s spring 2013 member meeting by Robert Sanderson of Los Alamos National Laboratory, is now available on CNI’s video channels:
As with any choice of technology, there are benefits and downsides to modeling data using Resource Description Framework (RDF), appropriate situations for linked data and use cases that would be fulfilled more effectively by other frameworks. This presentation focuses on the pitfalls to avoid and the challenges of using graphs that are swept under the rug by some RDF advocates, and contrast them with the benefits in order to facilitate informed decision. More information is available at https://www.cni.org/pbs/rdf-resource-description-failures-and-linked-data-letdowns/.
Previously released video from CNI’s spring 2013 meeting:
–Not Your Grandfather’s Web Any More (David S.H. Rosenthal, Kris Carpenter Negulescu)
–IT@Cornell: Is It What We Imagined? (Dean Krafft, Cornell U.)
–Not Another Cross-Search Tool: The Digital Commons Network (JG Bankier, bepress)
–Publication and Research Roles for Libraries Using Spectral Imaging Data (Todd Grappone & Stephen Davison, UCLA)
–The Library Building as Research Platform (Antelman & York, NCSU)
–From the Version of Record to a Version of the Record (Herbert Van de Sompel)
–The Ithaka S+R Faculty Survey US 2012: First Release of Key Findings (Deanna Marcum & Roger Schonfeld of Ithaka S+R, and Judy Russell, U. of Florida)
Look for more announcements soon on videos of other sessions from the spring 2013 CNI meeting. To see all videos available from CNI, visit CNI on YouTube (http://www.youtube.com/cnivideo) and on Vimeo (http://vimeo.com/channels/cni).