Mellon Grant Aims to Leverage Linked Data for Enhanced Information Access
The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation has awarded Stanford a $1.5 million grant to support library initiatives that develop and advance the use of linked open data.
Stanford Libraries will coordinate a team representing Columbia, Cornell, Harvard, Library of Congress and Princeton to upgrade the current infrastructure libraries use to create, store, and share bibliographic data.
Currently, libraries around the world rely on an information communication and storage standard that was first developed in the 1960s.
Although the system revolutionized the industry, eliminating the dependence on card catalogs and moving libraries into an online environment, the development of the semantic web has created challenges to continued use of that system...