Linked Logainm: enhancing library metadata using linked data of Irish place names

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Lopes, Nuno
Grant, Rebecca
Ó Raghallaigh, Brian
Ó Carragáin, Eoghan
Collins, Sandra
Decker, Stefan
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Linked Logainm is the newly created Linked Data version of, an online database holding the authoritative hierarchical list of Irish and English language place names in Ireland. As a use case to demonstrate the benefit of Linked Data to the library community, the Linked Logainm dataset was used to enhance the Longfield Map collection, a set of digitised 18th–19th century maps held by the National Library of Ireland. This paper describes the process of creating Linked Logainm, including the transformation of the data from XML to RDF, the generation of links to external geographic datasets like DBpedia and the Faceted Application of Subject Terminology, and the enhancement of the Library’s metadata records.
Linked Logainm , Place names , Irish place names , Longfield Map collection , XML , RDF , Geographic datasets
Lopes, N., Grant, R., Ó Raghallaigh, B., Ó Carragáin, E., Collins, S. and Decker, S. (2014) 'Linked Logainm: Enhancing Library Metadata Using Linked Data of Irish Place Names', in Bolikowski, Ł., Casarosa, V., Goodale, P., Houssos, N., Manghi, P. & Schirrwagen, J. (eds.) Theory and Practice of Digital Libraries -- TPDL 2013 Selected Workshops: LCPD 2013, SUEDL 2013, DataCur 2013, Valletta, Malta, Sept. 22-26, Communications in Computer and Information Science Series, CCIS, vol. 416, Revised Selected Papers. Cham: Springer International Publishing, pp. 65-76. doi:10.1007/978-3-319-08425-1_7
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