Enhanced Discovery with Linked Open Data for Library Digital Collections

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Libraries have been digitizing their collections for years in order to provide users with enhanced access and improve preservation of library materials. This article studies how the linked data can be used to describe objects in the digital collections. Researchers selected a digital collection of the nineteenth-century British novels from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Library, and converted the metadata for 7,829 British novels from MARCXML to BIBFRAME 2.0. Their project demonstrates that the BIBFRAME 2.0 model is a feasible way to enhance the discoverability of digital collections within and beyond library communities.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)17-32
Number of pages16
JournalTechnical Services Quarterly
Issue number1
StatePublished - 2021


  • BIBFRAME 2.0
  • Digital collections
  • linked open data
  • metadata crosswalks
  • open access

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science Applications
  • Library and Information Sciences


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