Semantic Web Technologies and Social Searching for Librarians: (THE TECH SETŪ #20)

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American Library Association, 2012 - Computers - 115 pages
There are trillions of bytes of information within the web, all of it driven by behind-the-scenes data. Vast quantities of information make it hard to find what’s really important. Here’s a practical guide to the future of web-based technology, especially search. It provides the knowledge and skills necessary to implement semantic web technology. You’ll learn how to start and track trends using social media, find hidden content online, and search for reusable online content, crucial skills for those looking to be better searchers. The authors explain how to explore data and statistics through WolframAlpha, create searchable metadata in Flickr, and give meaning to data and information on the web with Google’s Rich Snippets. Let Robin M. Fay and Michael P. Sauers show you how to use tools that will awe your users with your new searching skills.
 

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Contents

INTRODUCTION
1
TYPES OF SOLUTIONS AVAILABLE
11
PLANNING
21
SOCIAL MECHANICS
27
IMPLEMENTATION
31
MARKETING
87
BEST PRACTICES
91
METRICS
95
DEVELOPING TRENDS
101
RECOMMENDED READING
105
INDEX
111
ABOUT THE AUTHORS
115
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Robin M. Fay is Head of Database Maintenance for the University of Georgia Libraries. A frequent guest lecturer and teacher, her areas of interest are metadata, semantic web, and social media. You can visit her website at http://robinfay.net/.

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