The report discusses metadata strategies employed and problems encountered during the first step of transforming the DDC into a Web information resource. It focuses on the process of URI design, with regard to W3C recommendations and Semantic Web paradigms. Special emphasis is placed on usefulness of the URIs for RESTful web services.
We adress the history, uses cases, and future plans associated with the availability of the Dewey Decimal Classification (DDC) system as linked data. Parts of the DDC have been available as linked data since 2009. Our initial offering included the DDC Summaries (the top three levels of the DDC) in eleven languages exposed as linked data in dewey.info, an… (More)