This project explores the opportunities, which Wikidata provides for libraries (specifically in economics). By linking their authority files to Wikidata, they can earn a wealth of data as well as links to Wikipedia pages, images and links to other authorities.
The transformation of the subject headings and subject categories of the German Integrated Authority File (GND) to SKOS creates a large and interlinked knowledge organization system. Generic SKOS tools, such as Skosmos, qSKOS and skos-history can be applied to this system.
The project explores how external linked data, as provided by OCLC's edition and work descriptions, can be mappend on a collection of bibliographical instances, in order to link multiple editions/instances to a common work. Results are reported in this ZBW Labs article.
Applying automatic methods of indexing makes analyzing and structuring of electronic content much easier and faster. This is why we are in the process of testing a statistics-based automatic indexing method. By means of our STW Thesaurus for Economics, the ZBW Indexer generates possible keywords from any economic text. (The demo is not functional any more).
The Drupal economics_taxonomies module can be used in Drupal installations to gain access to well established vocabularies for economics over the web. Economics contents curated in Drupal (journal articles, blog entries, etc.) can be indexed using terms from this vocabularies, without a need to install them locally.