Thank you for visiting the “eScience Portal for Librarians.” The “eScience Portal” is no longer being maintained by the University of Massachusetts. This regional resource has been adapted by the National Network of Libraries of Medicine, and is sustained by the network of regional medical libraries across the country. Please visit https://nnlm.gov/data for up-to-date data services and resources supported and vetted by the National Libraries of Medicine. We look forward to your continued involvement in the programming in the New England Region and beyond. If you have questions, please contact Mary.Piorun@umassmed.edu.

Linked Data

Linked Data
Definition: 

Linked Data addresses the issue of using the Web to connect related data and using the Web to lower the barriers to linking data currently linked using other methods. Linked data can be thought of as recommended best practice for exposing, sharing, and connecting pieces of data, information, and knowledge on the Semantic Web using the Unique Resource Identifiers (URIs) and the Resource Description Framework (RDF) (Taken from: http://linkeddata.org/). The ultimate goal of linked data is to connect related data objects on the web to create a more semantic and connected network of information.