Scholarly Communications is an interdisciplinary field of librarianship that facilitates the dissemination of academic research by fostering emerging communication technologies while reducing legal barriers to access.
Linked data encompasses information that is coded, stored and queried as a mathematical graph rather than as a hierarchical set of relationships as in a relational database. Linked data allows the relationships between data points to be easily expressed and prioritized.
Linked Data and the Semantic Web
When Tim Berners-Lee invented the World Wide Web in 1992 he understood the power of linked data. In fact the web itself is a network of at least 25 billion documents all linked together. Berners-Lee also knew that the power of linked documents dwarfs in comparison to the potential of linked data points. This is the vision behind the Semantic Web.