Linked Data Initiatives at Springer Verlag

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Information about Linked Data Initiatives at Springer Verlag

Published on March 17, 2014

Author: birukou



This presentation describes linked open data pilot run in Springer. During the pilot the data about conferences in computer science will be made publicly available as Linked Open Data (LOD)

Mirjam Kessler, Aliaksandr Birukou Linked Data Initiatives at Springer Verlag

Linked Data at Springer | 3/17/2014 | 2 Key facts about Springer • Leading global scientific publisher, founded in 1842 and providing researchers in academia, scientific institutions and corporate R&D departments with quality content via innovative information products and services • Consolidated turnover in 2012: EUR 976.3 million; in 2011: EUR 875 million • Some 2,200 English-language journals and more than 8,000 books published every year, in 5 main publishing fields: science, technology, medicine, business, transport • Springer eBook collection with more than 120,000 titles available at . Springer is THE largest scientific e-book publisher • SpringerLink, one of the leading Internet science portals, including more than 8.4 million documents (5 Mln journal articles, 3 Mln book chapters, 373 K reference work entries, 34 K Protocols) •Largest open access portfolio worldwide, with over 350 open access journals. Recently, also Open Access books are included • 21.6% of all Nobel Prize winners are Springer authors (ALL winners of 2011 NP in medicine, physics, chemistry and economics) are Springer authors and editors

Linked Data at Springer | 3/17/2014 | 3 Today Springer is present in some 25 countries worldwide (7000 employees) Growing presence in emerging markets

Linked Data at Springer | 3/17/2014 | 4 • Product data for print and electronic books, journals, protocols, etc. • On different levels: article, chapter, journal, book • Bibliographic data, administrative data (production data), prices • Master data as author information and customer addresses • It‘s metadata in XML on chapter / book and article / journal level stored in different systems  Structured data but no relationships  No data enrichment with linkage to or from external data sources Metadata at Springer: what we have

Linked Data at Springer | 3/17/2014 | 5 Metadata at Springer: what we do with it • Internal use: Identify and produce products • Analytics: user statistics, Identify potential customers • Marketing / Sales: offer your products and make it searchable (ONIX and MARC feeds to third parties and customers; use on digital platforms) • Linked Data Pilot: Can we make our data more rich to increase content usability?  Adding conference information to our metadata in a structured way and  Provide conference information as Linked Data

Linked Data at Springer | 3/17/2014 | 6 Why a Linked Data Pilot • Additional value proposition for conference authors and conference organizers • more readers • more downloads • more citations • Increase in traffic, submissions, conference attendance, etc. • Collaboration with research community • Collaboration with library community (library linked data initiatives) and offering also libraries better data services • Internal planning (where conferences move, etc.) • ...we don’t know yet

Linked Data at Springer | 3/17/2014 | 7 Linked Open Data Pilot • Aim: provide data about conference proceedings in structured format • Conference- and not book-centric <ConferenceInfo> <ConfSeriesName ID=”semweb”> International Semantic Web Conference </ConfSeriesName> <ConfEventAbbreviation>ISWC</ConfEventAbbreviation> <ConfNumber>12</ConfNumber> <ConfEventLocation> <City>Sydney, NSW</City> <Country>Australia</Country> </ConfEventLocation> <ConfEventDateStart> <Year>2013</Year><Month>10</Month> <Day>21</Day></ConfEventDateStart> <ConfEventDateEnd> <Year>2013</Year><Month>10</Month> <Day>25</Day></ConfEventDateEnd> </ConferenceInfo>

Linked Data at Springer | 3/17/2014 | 8 Overview of the process

Linked Data at Springer | 3/17/2014 | 9 Where to link to? Conference rankings Publications and authors Conference services

Linked Data at Springer | 3/17/2014 | 10 Future use • LOD other conference information

Linked Data at Springer | 3/17/2014 | 11 How this relates to Open Data in Education • Contributes to transparency in science (Open Science?) • which peer review process used? • how many papers each PC member reviewed? • number of accepted/submitted papers? • Contributes to research evaluation and certification: conference/university/research group ratings • Linked up science – adding more relations to Open Data about publications

Linked Data at Springer | 3/17/2014 | 12 Acknowledgements • Research Group Data and Web Science at University Mannheim • SpringerLink, Marketing, and Global Production teams at Springer Volha Bryl Kai Eckert Chris Bizer

Linked Data at Springer | 3/17/2014 | 13 Questions and Feedback ?

Linked Data at Springer | 3/17/2014 | 14 Machines cannot read these!

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