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Hello and welcome! My name is Antonio and I am a librarian. This website is my electronic commonplace book.

What is a commonplace book?

“In the most general sense, a commonplace book contains a collection of significant or well-known passages that have been copied and organized in some way, often under topical or thematic headings, in order to serve as a memory aid or reference for the compiler. Commonplace books serve as a means of storing information, so that it may be retrieved and used by the compiler, often in his or her own work.”
‘Commonplace Books,’ Harvard University Library: Open Collections Programhttp://ocp.hul.harvard.edu/reading/commonplace.html, accessed October 5, 2017.


In addition to compiling my favourite quotes, in this blog I aim to explore the use of RDFa tags as part of a larger research interest on linked data and its applications for libraries. As the verb ‘explore’ suggests, in these posts I will be “[travelling] through (an unfamiliar area) in order to learn about it.” (Oxford Dictionaries Online).

I expect that I will make many mistakes along the way, but I hope that they will be useful learning opportunities. Any comments, criticism, feedback, and insights from more seasoned users of RDFa are most welcome.