Semantic Web Technologies and Social Searching for Librarians (THE TECH SETÂ® #20 [Paperback]---------
Robin Fay (Author), Michael Sauers (Author), Ellyssa Kroski (Editor)
There are trillions of bytes of information within the web, all of it driven by behind-the-scenes data. Vast quantities of information make it hard to find what s really important. Here s a practical guide to the future of web-based technology, especially search. It provides the knowledge and skills necessary to implement semantic web technology. You ll learn how to start and track trends using social media, find hidden content online, and search for reusable online content, crucial skills for those looking to be better searchers.
If you don't know what the semantic web is or understand why (or how!) libraries (and others - our tips and tools can be used by nonprofits, museums, archives, educators, historians, and more) will fit into the semantic or social web - this is the book for you. Michael & I bridge social media, traditional search tools, and semantic web functionalities through the beauty of metadata, written in a very easy to understand manner.