This paper aims to introduce a transformation engine which can be used to convert an existing institutional repository installation into a Linked Open Data repository.
The authors describe how the data that exist in a DSpace repository can be semantically annotated to serve as a Semantic Web (meta)data repository.
The authors present a non-intrusive, standards-compliant approach that can run alongside with current practices, while incorporating state-of-the art methodologies.
Also, they propose a set of mappings between domain vocabularies that can be (re)used towards this goal, thus offering an approach that covers both the technical and semantic aspects of the procedure.
Part of this work was funded by the project “National Information System for Research & Technology/Social Networks-User Generated Content” – www.epset.gr
Konstantinou, N., Spanos, D.-E., Houssos, N. and Mitrou, N. (2014), "Exposing scholarly information as Linked Open Data: RDFizing DSpace contents", The Electronic Library, Vol. 32 No. 6, pp. 834-851. https://doi.org/10.1108/EL-12-2012-0156
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