Library Cloud is a prototype metadata hub and data service that provides open, programmatic access to the metadata available within the Harvard Library ecosystem. It normalizes metadata so that it can be found across silos, and enriches it with connections to information within the Library’s collection and beyond.  Benefits of such a metadata server include an open platform for developers to create related tools and applications, provision of data for research purposes, and lower barriers to creating services for specialized research and teaching communities.

Project Team: 

Paul Deschner
Applications Developer
Harvard Library Innovation Lab

David Weinberger
Harvard Library Innovation Lab