Linking and opening vocabularies LHT special issue: Editorial

Jane Greenberg (School of Information and Library Science, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA)
Eva Mendez Rodriguez (Dpto. Biblioteconomía y Documentación, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Madrid, Spain)
Gema Bueno de la Fuente (Library and Information Science, University Carlos III of Madrid, Madrid, Spain)

Library Hi Tech

ISSN: 0737-8831

Publication date: 18 November 2013



This editorial underscores the importance of linked data and linked open data (LD/LOD) in contemporary librarianship and information science. It aims to present the motivation for this special issue of Library High Tech (LHT), specifically the theme of linking and opening vocabularies (LOV) as a component of the LOD landscape. The editorial also seeks to describe the content of the papers and their contributions in the areas of current practice, trends, and R&D (research and development).


The editorial is organized into four main sections: Introductory aspects about linking open data; the context and inspiration for this special issue of LHT; a description of the accepted papers highlighting their contribution for LOV; and a conclusion.


The editorial presents several reflective insights for advancing LOD and LOV practices that may lead toward a more integrated semantic web.


The editorial presents a synthesis of the three editors' views on approaching the subject of linking open vocabularies. The framework for the editorial is reflected in the original call for papers that supported this special issue.



Greenberg, J., Mendez Rodriguez, E. and Bueno de la Fuente, G. (2013), "Linking and opening vocabularies LHT special issue: Editorial", Library Hi Tech, Vol. 31 No. 4, pp. 569-574.

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