Linked Open Data: the Promises an the Pitfalls…Where Are We and Why Isn’t There Broader Adoption?

This post is for those of you who are interested in Linked Open Data.

The following is from an announcement sent out via email by Diane Goldenberg-Hart of CNI on 7 February 2011.

A new video from CNI’s 2010 fall membership meeting is now available from CNI’s video channels on YouTube ( and Vimeo ( Linked Open Data: The Promises and the Pitfalls… Where Are We and Why Isn’t There Broader Adoption? features case studies by speakers from Cornell University, the Smithsonian Institution, and the Internet Archive, as well as a summary presentation by MIT’s MacKenzie Smith.

Presentation slides and handouts from this session are accessible from the project briefing page at

Why do you think Linked Open Data hasn’t been more broadly adopted? What do you think are the promises and pitfalls?

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