The future of Web 2.0 – linked data

Linked data is about linking ‘things’ to other ‘things’, by giving them a label or identifier (a URI).

The URI looks much like a URL except that it links information from different data sets so that they can be shared or merged and used online – a very powerful tool which could link maps with health services and particular diseases for a project for instance.

I am not going to describe this any further, since a report by Nicola Franklin on NetiKX does it so much better, and also describes how you can search for “linked data”.

Jean Shaw, Partnerships in Health Information


About jgreigshaw

I work with Partnerships in Health Information which promotes partnership between libraries in Africa and the UK with an emphasis in African leadership. I have visited Kenya, Mali, Uganda and Zambia though Phi has contacts in many more African countries.
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One Response to The future of Web 2.0 – linked data

  1. netikx says:

    Thanks so much for the cross-reference Jean. (Elisabeth on behalf of NetIKX)

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