Linked Open Data: The Essentials

This is a quick start guide for decision makers who need to quickly get up to speed with the Linked Open Data (LOD) concept, and who want to make their organization a part of this movement.

It gives a quick overview of all key aspects of LOD, and gives practical answers to many pertinent questions including:

  • What do the terms Open Data, Open Government Data and Linked Open Data actually mean, and what are the dierences between them?
  • What do I need to take into account in developing a LOD strategy for my organization?
  • What does my organization need to do technically in order to open up and publish its data sets?
  • How can I make sure the data is accessible and digestible for others?
  • How can I add value to my own data sets by consuming LOD from other sources?
  • What can be learned from three case studies of best practices in LOD?


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