Moving to Linked Data: Cataloguing Outside the (MARC) Box

Linked data for libraries has been getting a lot of attention lately. Linked data offers the promise to free library metadata from its existing silos, making it available where our users are (the search engines). At the same time, linked data will incorporate the sharing of metadata in ways MARC has never allowed, bringing the opportunity for richer description, while simultaneously enhancing information retrieval through serendipitous browsing or semantic search. This poster aims to outline several steps that can be taken now to prepare for linked data through the creation of descriptive metadata.
Linked data, Metadata, Cataloging, FRBR (Functional Requirements for Bibliographic Records), RDA (Resource Description and Access), RDF (Resource Description Framework)