An Entity By Any Other Name: Linked Open Data as a Basis for a Decentered, Dynamic Scholarly Publishing Ecology

Susan Brown, John Simpson

Abstract


Linked open data provides a means of producing an interlinked and more navigable scholarly environment to permit: the better integration of research materials; the potential to address the specificities of the nomenclature, discourses, and methodologies; and the ability to respect institutional and individual investments. The paper proposes a linked data publishing ecology based on collaborations between the scholarly, publishing, and library communities, and tempered by a consideration of the current state of linked data publishing practices and infrastructure gaps with respect to enabling such collaboration, particularly in the humanities.


Keywords


Content management; Digital scholarship; Knowledge production; knowledge dissemination; public knowledge

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