Digital Scholarship and Scholarly Communications
What is it?
Digital Scholarship and Scholarly Communications are interdisciplinary fields in librarianship that facilitate the production and dissemination of academic research through the use of emerging digital tools and applications, while enhancing the communication of and access to the results of this research.
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.