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My comment was aimed very specifically at the example in the paper. It 
uses the URL for an LC subject heading which, by its scope note, is 
restricted to use as a subject: Here are entered general works on poetry 
and works limited to the philosophy of poetry. My suggestion was to use 
instead the LCGFT term, given that this is an LC document and it is 
their genre/form thesaurus. Of course any other LOD thesaurus is 
possible as well, particularly for specialized domains, but as I say my 
suggestion is restricted to this specific example.

Nancy

On 11/12/2015 1:13 PM, O'Dell, Allison Jai wrote:
> Just an update:  the RBMS Controlled Vocabularies (CV) editorial team has been researching a simple path for small thesaurus producers to publish their data as linked data.  Our white paper (with background and recommendation) will be publicly available prior to ALA Midwinter.  Expect to see the RBMS CV linked dataset in the Spring.
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> AAT has been available as LOD for a while now, and the forthcoming Artists' Books Thesaurus will be published initially as linked data.
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> So, short answer:  Yes, Mark, we're on it.  :-)
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> Best,
> Allison
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> Allison Jai O’Dell
> Metadata Librarian, Associate University Librarian
> University of Florida, George A. Smathers Libraries
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> Another option is having the rare book and archival communities roll their own vocabularies in linked data formats (if not done so already).  Such as doing this for the genre terms at the RBMS site:
> http://rbms.info/vocabularies/genre/alphabetical_list.htm
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