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Improving Discovery of and Access to Digital Repository Contents Using Semantic Web Standards: Columbia University’s Academic Commons

Hilliker, Robert J.; Wacker, Melanie; Nurnberger, Amy L.

This article describes the progress made towards developing Academic Commons (AC), Columbia University’s digital repository, as an interoperable repository through the use of RDF and non-RDF Semantic Web technologies. Approaches taken include the implementation of microdata to add semantic markup to HTML content; a collaboration with Oregon State University’s (OSU) digital repository, ScholarsArchive@OSU (SA@OSU), to implement an application that indexes RDF data from OSU for use in AC; as well as an exploration of the recently released MODS RDF.

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Published In
Journal of Library Metadata
Publisher DOI
https://doi.org/10.1080/19386389.2013.826036
Volume
13
Issue
2-3
Pages
80 - 94
Academic Units
Libraries and Information Services

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Recommended citation: Hilliker, R. J., Wacker, M., & Nurnberger, A. L. (2013). Improving Discovery of and Access to Digital Repository Contents Using Semantic Web Standards: Columbia University’s Academic Commons. Journal of Library Metadata, 13(2-3), 80–94. doi:10.1080/19386389.2013.826036

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