The father of the modern World Wide Web, Time Berners-Lee, speaks to the E-Government Conference about the Linked Open Data movement as part of a continuum of web publishing activities aimed at creating a Semantic Web. The idea he speaks of here is to give gold stars (like the ones you got in school) out to companies, schools, startups and organizations of all types based on their ability to publish data in Linked Data formats.
Simple animation to explain what Linked Open Data is and why it's a good thing, both for users and for data providers.
To find more information about Europeana's linked data pilot, visit data.europeana.eu. If you'd like to read more on our open data policy, find it at pro.europeana.eu/support-for-open-data