|Kris Carpenter Negulescu
Director, Web Archive
Associate Director for Technology
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Director of Information Technology
and Chief Technology Strategist
Linked Open Data (LOD) has begun to dramatically increase the amount of structured data available on the World Wide Web, which, in turn is proving to offer incredible potential to share and access data across libraries, archives, and museums. Despite the possibilities, only a few institutions in the US have begun to embrace the use of LOD. Adoption globally is broader but is still limited.
This panel will introduce and discuss the barriers to adoption, describe some ongoing and emerging use cases in the humanities and sciences, and pose several questions:
Why is LOD important/relevant?
Can it really revolutionize the ways in which data is integrated and applied?
If so, what is needed to make LOD a practical reality?
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