Sometimes when you work in an industry or are affiliated with it, you start throwing around terminology and acronyms that not everyone may completely understand. I hope we don’t practice this behavior here at TaxoDiary on a regular basis, but I fear it may have happened on occasion.

We discovered this informative and yet fun animation, titled “Linked Open Data” that explains linked data in a way that even those not in the “industry” can understand. The excellent visualization and explanation is educational in a fun way.

Linked data, along with taxonomies and controlled vocabularies are quickly becoming mainstream for organizations. Publishers, especially, are embracing the needs for control over ever-growing collections.

Melody K. Smith

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