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About Share-VDE

Share-VDE in 5 steps

Share-VDE is an initiative lead by the community of participating libraries, with the aim of setting up linked data based workflows.

Share-VDE makes available

  1. conversion of library catalogues from MARC to linked data;
  2. enrichment of original MARC data and of the records converted in linked data with identifiers from external sources (e.g. ISNI, VIAF) and with original Share-VDE identifiers;
  3. reconciliation and clusterization of entities created through library data conversion;
  4. delivery of converted and enriched data to libraries for reuse in their systems;
  5. publication of library records converted in linked on the discovery platform

Why choosing Share-VDE to give more visibility to your library catalogue?

Share-VDE facilitates cataloguing and exposition of bibliographic records through a linked data based approach.

The platform enhances the discovery potential of library resources and unveils information that would otherwise have been hidden in archives → access to a rich amount of data that can be exported and re-imported by the participating institutions.

It’s an authoritative source thanks to the data enrichment with external URIs (ISNI, VIAF, Wikidata etc.) and internal ones (the URI created by Share-VDE for each entity).

Fosters the collaboration with the Linked Data for Production (LD4P) initiative and the Program for Cooperative Cataloging (PCC) for the study and application of linked data.

3 major benefits

Quality: enrichment with data from other authoritative sources.

Use: better exposition, data analysis opportunity, reuse in other projects.

Engagement: facilitate information exchange and collaboration with other communities.