OCLC adopts linked data

OCLC adds Linked Data to WorldCat.org, OCLC, (Jun 20)

From press release – “OCLC is taking the first step toward adding linked data to WorldCat by appending Schema.org descriptive mark-up to WorldCat.org pages. WorldCat.org now offers the largest set of linked bibliographic data on the Web. With the addition of Schema.org mark-up to all book, journal and other bibliographic resources in WorldCat.org, the entire publicly available version of WorldCat is now available for use by intelligent Web crawlers, like Google and Bing, that can make use of this metadata in search indexes and other applications. ”

Interpreted and unpacked in this article — OCLC WorldCat Linked Data Release – Significant In Many Ways, Richard Wallis, Data Liberate (JUn 21)