In-house usage scenarios
From the TC 372 Workshop Compendium
It often seems easier for libraries to share their catalogue with other libraries, for museums to share metadata with other museums, etc., than to connect different departments within a single institution. In-house metadata interoperability is still rarely achieved.
In this example, we use a link-friendly library catalogue. Any catalogue record from the Deutsche Nationalbibliothek (DNB) can be retrieved via a URI that is agreed to remain constant throughout the lifetime of the institution. In this case, it is an HTTP URI that can be invoked directly from any Web browser: http://d-nb.info/1008010898.
At present, the DNB catalogue is not as link-friendly as it could be. If it were capable of supplying the catalogue record in RDF, then standard software tools could immediately explore further paths, e.g. retrieving the authority record for the author (http://d-nb.info/gnd/142990698).
References and Materials: In-house usage scenarios
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