Global interoperability and linked data in libraries

Dydimus Zengenene (University of Parma, Parma, Italy and Library and Information Science, Oslo and Akershus College of Applied Sciences, Oslo, Norway)

New Library World

ISSN: 0307-4803

Publication date: 4 January 2013



This paper aims to provide a report for the seminar on “Global Interoperability and Linked Data” which was held at the University of Florence in Italy from 18‐19 July 2012.


The paper goes beyond a report by introducing the concept of linked data and how it is beneficial to libraries. It is derived mainly from papers presented at the seminar in English as well as other complementary sources.


The paper reports that linked data in libraries has become a subject of interdisciplinary interest as evidenced by the diversity of participants and presentations at this conference.


Based on the experiences presented at the conference, this report concludes by encouraging libraries to build from each other in adopting linked data.



Zengenene, D. (2013), "Global interoperability and linked data in libraries", New Library World, Vol. 114 No. 1/2, pp. 84-87.

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