Who he was

This project was named after Callimachus the father of Bibliography who worked at the ancient Library of Alexandria.

Callimachus lived during 305-240 BCE.

Illustration: Great Library of Alexandria

Callimachus

  • could not categorize his own work by using Aristotle's hierarchical classification system (a problem now known as "Callimachus’ Quandary"), and therefore

  • was the first person to define the use case for Linked Data!