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Exposing scholarly information as Linked Open Data: RDFizing DSpace contents

Nikolaos Konstantinou (National Documentation Centre, National Hellenic Research Foundation, Athens, Greece)
Dimitrios-Emmanuel Spanos (School of Electrical and Computer Engineering, National Technical University of Athens, Athens, Greece)
Nikos Houssos (National Documentation Centre, National Hellenic Research Foundation, Athens, Greece)
Nikolaos Mitrou (School of Electrical and Computer Engineering, National Technical University of Athens, Athens, Greece)

The Electronic Library

ISSN: 0264-0473

Article publication date: 3 November 2014

Abstract

Purpose

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.

Design/methodology/approach

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.

Findings

The authors present a non-intrusive, standards-compliant approach that can run alongside with current practices, while incorporating state-of-the art methodologies.

Originality/value

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.

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Acknowledgements

Part of this work was funded by the project “National Information System for Research & Technology/Social Networks-User Generated Content” – www.epset.gr

Citation

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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Emerald Group Publishing Limited

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