Interweaving OAI-PMH Data Sources with the Linked Data Cloud
The Open Archives Initiative Protocol for Metadata Harvesting (OAI-PMH) has found wide-spread adoption for exchanging bibliographic metadata. In parallel, the W3C's linked data Initiative exposes and interlinks structured data from a variety of data sources on the web. Since many of these data sources contain valuable information for institutional repositories (e.g., shared concept definitions, thesauri, etc.) the authors believe that institutions that currently expose their data via OAI-PMH can benefit if they integrate their metadata with the data available in the linked data cloud.