Linked Open Data - 10 Things to reach the realm of LOD (part of TOP 10 FAIR DATA & SOFTWARE THINGS)

Ronald Siebes, Gerard Coen, Kathleen Gregory, Andrea Scharnhorst
2019 Zenodo  
Linked Open Data (LOD) are inherently interoperable and have the potential to play a key role in implementing the 'I' in FAIR. They are machine-readable, based on a standard data representation (RDF - Resource Description Format) and are seen as epitomizing the ideals of open data (see They offer great promise in helping to achieve a specific type of machine-executable interoperability known as semantic interoperability, which relies on linking data via common
more » ... laries or Knowledge Organisation Systems (KOS). This document attempts to demystify LOD and presents 'Ten Things' to help anyone wanting to publish LOD. It is part of the Library Carpentry-Mozilla Global Sprint (May 2019) (see also
doi:10.5281/zenodo.3471805 fatcat:kne373zqebcbbjxtfyznd67hxa