The Publication of a Knowledge Organization Classification System as a Linked Data Vocabulary

Olga Lavrenova, Vasily Pavlov
2017 International Conference on Theory and Practice of Digital Libraries  
The report presents an implementation of the Russian Library Bibliographic Classification as a Networked Knowledge Organization System. The project goal is to support the content and indexing; enable information search based on structured knowledge; provide a semantic roadmap for the user; offer the tools to ensure the system's interoperability with other resources of the same nature (Linked Data Vocabularies) in the global network environment. The project is being implemented by the Russian
more » ... te Library (RSL) based on its own innovative ideas. The RSL General Classified Catalog was selected as the main source of data for the Classification system. Thus, the Classification System contains not only reference classification numbers from tables, but also numbes created by personnel when cataloging specific publications and manuscripts. To this end, catalog guide cards were fully digitized, approved by experts and embedded into the system. The meaning of each classification number is expressed by a complete string (sequence) of wordings (captions), rather than the last level caption alone. To enrich user queries for search of resources, our library has published its Classification System in the form of Linked Open Data and is now working to enable its smooth integration with other vocabularies.
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