Fundación Biblioteca Virtual Miguel de Cervantes at TPDL2015

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FBVCFundación Biblioteca Virtual Miguel de Cervantes (FBVMC), founding member and manager of the Impact Centre of Competence, will participate on September 15th in TPDL 2015, organised this year by Poznań Supercomputing and Networking Centre (also founding members of the Centre).

FBVMC will present in a poster the transformation of a library catalogue into RDA linked open data. The 200,000 records in the catalogue of the Biblioteca Virtual Miguel de Cervantes have TPDL_logo_K_been migrated
to a new relational database whose data model adheres to the FRBR and FRAD specifications. The database content has been later mapped to RDF triples which employ the RDA vocabulary to describe the entities, as well as their properties and relationships. The intermediate relational model —ensuring, for example, referential integrity— provides tighter control over the process and, therefore, enhanced validation of the output. This RDF-based semantic description of the catalogue is now accessible online and supports browsing and searching the information.

With this migration, the Biblioteca Virtual Miguel de Cervantes starts the publication and enrichment of its catalogue by using semantic-web technology. This pilot is located at