Part one of the keynote speech of Sören Auer Sören Auer at the 17th International Conference on Theory and Practice of Digital Libraries, Valletta, Malta, September 23, 2013.
Abstract: The paradigm of publishing and interlinking structured data on the Web got quite some traction recently. In this talk we will give an overview on recent developments in the Linked Data realm. We will have a look on how Linked Data can contribute to making Digital Libraries and the rich, qualitative content therein more accessible, inter-connected and attractive. As the Web evolves from a medium for document exchange to increasingly facilitating data exchange, Digital Libraries will also evolve from document repositories to knowledge hubs. We will discuss some challenges and opportunities on that road.