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Title Review of the evidence for the value of the "linked data" approach
Abstract This report details the results of a JISC project reviewing of the evidence of the value of the Linked data approach within the academic community. The "linked data" approach is, simply put, a way of presenting data that makes it easy to re-use. It is considered by many to be a pragmatic expression of the decade-old concept of a semantic web. Linked data is often intimately related to the idea of Open Data, however, the semantic technologies that support linked data are of equal use in a more closed context, and this project will consider both cases. There is significant pressure within the public sector to publish data, and there has been an associated understanding that "linked data" is a sensible approach to this publication, both at UK and European levels. We liken this project to determining the business case for linked data. A business case sets out the rationale for a specific course of action by assessing a strategic fit, the optimum combination of benefits/costs/risks, affordability, and achievability. This approach will help the JISC decide on investment priorities, and once translated into guidance will help HEIs implement projects effectively. The scope is broad: linked data to support research, teaching, learning, management and administration, in both "open" and "closed" approaches.
Organisation ESC , STFC , ESC-SA
Keywords JISC , research data , linked data , semantic web
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Language English (EN)
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Report JISC Report no. 559, 2011. http://ie-repository.jisc.ac.uk/559/ 2011
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