ALIADA (Automatic publication under LInked dAta paradigm of library and museum DAta) automatizes the publication in the Linked Open Data cloud of open data hosted by different Library or Collection Management Software.

ALIADA supports the whole life cycle of reuse of multilingual open data from public bodies, providing a usable and open source tool that automatize the selection, publication and linking of datasets in the Linked Data Cloud by the ALIADA users: IT staff, documentalists, curators and librarians in institutions that own datasets managed by library and/or museum management software.

ALIADA will make it possible libraries and museums interoperability, so that they can share their collections and offer them to the general public, by means of the linked open data cloud, allowing new interaction experiences for the general public that now will have access to data historically locked in the institutions that host it. And as side effect, this data from libraries and museums will also enrich the existing open data providing new possibilities to innovative SMEs that wants to make use of the published open data and the open source tool ALIADA.

ALIADA is an open source plugin for the library or collection management software that supports the following input formats: MARC XML Bibliographic, MARC XML Authorities, LIDO XML and DublinCore XML. ALIADA exposes museums and libraries’ collections through linked data paradigm using ontologies, based on FRBRoo (that includes CIDOC-CRM). It also stablishes connections with other linked open datasets, such as DBPedia, GeoNames, Freebase, BNE, BNB, Europeana, NSZL, MARC Codes List, VIAF, LOBID Libraries & related organizations, LOBID Bibliographic Resources, Library of Congress Subject Headings and Open Library. These characteristics make it possible the development of new applications that make use of the interoperability and inferring capacity of this technology.

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