Yewno: Transforming Data into Information, Transforming Information into Knowledge

« Libraries have long been concerned with the transition to the Semantic Web. Studies have shown that many patrons begin their search for library materials on the Web as opposed to a local discovery layer, making the representation of library metadata on the Semantic Web essential for a library’s survival. Most often this is accomplished through the transformation and serialization of a library’s bibliographical metadata encoded in Machine Readable Cataloguing, or MARC, to linked data in a commonly used ontology such as schema.org or BIBFRAME. But this linked data is derived from expensive, handcrafted bibliographic surrogates for a shrinking percentage of resources in a library’s collection. As full-text digital resources and datasets begin to dominate library collections, this handcrafted approach to bibliographic metadata creation cannot scale. Yewno, through such offerings as Unearth, complements traditional library discovery by providing structured access to these burgeoning collections through the use of Artificial Intelligence. (…) »