Sector: Library, Other NGO or Non-Profit
Country: United States
Roy Tennant is a Senior Program Officer for OCLC Research. He is the owner of the Web4Lib and XML4Lib electronic discussions, and the creator and editor of Current Cites, a current awareness newsletter published every month since 1990. His books include 'Technology in Libraries: Essays in Honor of Anne Grodzins Lipow' (2008), 'Managing the Digital Library' (2004), 'XML in Libraries' (2002), 'Practical HTML: A Self-Paced Tutorial' (1996), and 'Crossing the Internet Threshold: An Instructional Handbook' (1993). Roy wrote a monthly column on digital libraries for Library Journal for a decade and has written numerous articles in other professional journals. In 2003, he received the American Library Association's LITA/Library Hi Tech Award for Excellence in Communication for Continuing Education.
My employer, OCLC, has exposed the top three levels of the Dewey Decimal Classification System as linked data at http://dewey.info/ and we lead the Virtual International Authority File project at http://viaf.org/ which is an important source of personal and organizational identities on the web. We will also soon be exposing the FAST faceted subject headings as linked data as well. We continue to explore exposing more data as linked and linkable data.