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Weekly News Digest

January 14, 2020 — In addition to this week's NewsBreaks article and the monthly NewsLink Spotlight, Information Today, Inc. (ITI) offers Weekly News Digests that feature recent product news and company announcements. Watch for additional coverage to appear in the next print issue of Information Today. For other up-to-the-minute news, check out ITIís Twitter account: @ITINewsBreaks.

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OCLC Uses Mellon Foundation Grant to Explore Linked Data

OCLC received a grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation that will allow the organization to create “a shared ‘Entity Management Infrastructure’ that will support linked data management initiatives underway in the library and scholarly communications community. When complete, this infrastructure will be jointly curated by the community and OCLC, and will ultimately make scholarly materials more connected and discoverable on the web.”

The grant supports half of this project, which will run from January 2020 to December 2021. OCLC will provide the funding for the second half. As part of the project, OCLC will “publish authoritative and easily accessible entity descriptions for works and persons as part of a persistent, centralized infrastructure. The infrastructure will aggregate links to other representations of those works and persons in external vocabularies and authority files. OCLC will also provide APIs to support libraries implementing metadata workflows for linked data.”

For more information, read the press release.

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