Elizabeth Manriquez, Stronger Together: Embracing Google and Linked Data in Law Libraries (2017), https://digitalcommons.law.uw.edu/law-lib_borgeson/71
The Marc format ushered in the age of automation for libraries. However, the standard is dated. The Library of Congress began developing BIBFRAME, a linked data ontology, five years ago to supplant the aging standard. It isn’t merely a replacement for MARC but the beginning of a new age of automation. Coupled with improved search engines and the open access movement, linked date can revolutionize the way all libraries do business. This paper provides an overview of linked data technologies, surveys the early results of a linked data initiative, and argues for the adoption of this technology in law libraries.