Check out my post on the Cultural Heritage Informatics website about linked data and some examples from Scotland.
Linked data consists of any information which has been connected and integrated with other information within the semantic web. The semantic web is a way of building relationships between items that are often easily connected in the human mind but not in computers. By defining rules for connecting information, the semantic web allows for once disparate information to be brought together. Linked data creates the relationships and defines the properties of things that make up the semantic web.
The examples I will be discussing include ScotlandsPlaces and the Archaeology Data Service.
CHI Post: Linked Data: Uniting Scotland’s Past