Using more RDF enables greater "shareability" of terms
PennState is using RDF for authority control

What are our intentions?

  • can ActiveFedora be leverage more?
  • can we publish URIs in order to effect linked data or linking to DOIs?

Metadata expression/translation

  • ND is very focused on research data.
  • storing metadata as serialized rdf for greater flexibility
  • Hull seems to be getting around the issue by adding extra fields to mods
  • Some experimentation with using RDF as a way to express RDA instead of MARC.
  • LoC has indicated that RDF is a promising lead


Scientific data

  • linking scientific terminologies together into ontologies
  • data.gov is exploring this
  • Cray, IBM, Google are putting a lot of hardware research into improving speed of rdf