An important part of the data economy is the Linked Data movement, which is about using the Web to connect related data that was previously not linked, or using the Web to lower the barriers to linking data. With the increasing adoption of the Linked Data paradigm by governments and organisations, the requirements in terms of quality, usability and maturity increase. It has been argued that the issue of preserving Linked Data is a key factor in the further development and uptake of Linked Data as a platform for publishing open data and as a basis for developing added-value services that will form the data economy envisioned.
The PRELIDA project aims at building bridges across the Digital Preservation and Linked Data communities, with the view of
- making the Linked Data community aware of the already existing outcomes of the Digital Preservation community; and
- working out challenges of preserving Linked Data that pose new research questions for the Preservation Community, and developing a roadmap for addressing them.
These challenges are expected to be related to intrinsic features of Linked Data, including their structuring, interlinking, dynamicity and distribution. PRELIDA aims at realizing its aims through a coherent collection of activities, including a Working Group, open consultations, holding three dedicated workshops, two summer schools, and a broad dissemination action, addressing the scientific community, technology providers, key user groups, and policy makers.