The relationship of knowledge organization to linked data

Lorcan Dempsey,  Vice President, OCLC Research and Chief Strategist, posted his thoughts on how knowledge organization can be used to link data across networks. Dempsey suggests that the catalogue represents a network of knowledge.  ”In theory, this is achieved through ‘adjacency’ and cross reference, notably with reference to authors, subjects and works.”  Dempsey suggests that this model can be expanded to link data across a wider variety of platforms.  What do you think is the continuing value of catalogues and linked data in our society?

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