BOLD (Big and Open Linked Data): what’s next?

Stuti Saxena (Central University of Haryana, Mahendragarh, India)

Library Hi Tech News

ISSN: 0741-9058

Publication date: 3 July 2017

Abstract

Purpose

The purpose of this paper is to appreciate the futuristic trends of Big and Open Linked Data (BOLD). While designating the ongoing progress of BOLD as BOLD 0.0, the paper also identifies the trajectory of BOLD 0.0 as BOLD 1.0, BOLD 2.0 and BOLD 3.0 in terms of the complexity and management of data sets from different sources.

Design/methodology/approach

This is a viewpoint and the ideas presented here are personal.

Findings

The trajectory of BOLD shall witness ever-growing challenges as the nature and scope of data sets grow complicated. The paper posits that by the time BOLD would attain its maturity, there would be a need for newer technologies and data architecture platforms which are relatively affordable and available as “Open Source”, if possible.

Research limitations/implications

Being exploratory in approach, this viewpoint presents a futuristic trend, which may or may not be valid. Nevertheless, there are significant practical implications for the academicians and practitioners to appreciate the likely challenges in the coming times for ensuring the sustainability of BOLD.

Originality/value

While there are a number of studies on BOLD, there are no studies which seek to propose the possible trends in BOLD’s progress. This paper seeks to plug this gap.

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Citation

Saxena, S. (2017), "BOLD (Big and Open Linked Data): what’s next?", Library Hi Tech News, Vol. 34 No. 5, pp. 10-13. https://doi.org/10.1108/LHTN-04-2017-0020

Publisher

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Emerald Publishing Limited

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