(4 March 2015) Springer has now opened selected metadata from conference publications, heeding the European Commission’s call for promoting open data. The term Linked Open Data (LOD) refers to structured, machine-readable data, which more and more researchers and librarians are now using in their work. Springer belongs to the vanguard of LOD providers and has assumed a leading role among those publishers offering semantically searchable data. More details on the platform can be found at lod.springer.com, and an interactive graphic is available at lod.springer.com/live.
The announcement is here.