Chapter 3: FAIR Digital Objects and Linked Data

To investigate RQ1 this chapter evaluates both Linked Data and FAIR Digital Object (FDO) as ways to realize the FAIR principles. Section 3.1 compares the two approaches as global distributed object systems, and discusses what lessons can be learnt across the communities, taking into consideration the history covered by section 2.

Section 3.2 proposes how the FDO principles can be achieved using Linked Data standards, which is explored further in the following chapters.