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Unlocking the Database of Intentions


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Presentation on Linked Data, Attention Data, and the use of library circulation data in the wider world. Presentation given at the wrap-up workshop for the JISC-funded MOSAIC Project.

Presentation on Linked Data, Attention Data, and the use of library circulation data in the wider world. Presentation given at the wrap-up workshop for the JISC-funded MOSAIC Project.

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  • 1. Unlocking the Database of Intentions Paul Miller The Cloud of Data
  • 2. 2005 - chapter on Database of Intentions
  • 3. Database of Intentions aggregated from all our touches online - some implicit, some explicit
  • 4. Attention Data conscious granting of scarce attention to a specific resource
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  • 7. Implicit Aggregate Explicit
  • 8. Libraries can benefit too eg Huddersfield… and MOSAIC
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  • 10. WHAT DOES IT MEAN? ‘core’ book is out; read alternate? read around the subject? lecturer; only 10% of your reading list is being borrowed; rethink? core book is out of print; buy alternate? ‘core’ book is out of print; REPRINT ?
  • 11. A Web of Data?
  • 12. Web built on connections bet ween documents...
  • 13. ...but ultimately about connections bet ween people
  • 14. Data less connected - more siloised.
  • 15. ...and people are! “Stop hugging your data...” Sir Tim Berners-Lee, 2009
  • 16. eg UK Gov Image © 2009, Crown Copyright Reserved
  • 17. eg BBC
  • 18. eg NY Times
  • 19. eg Wikipedia data boxes to DBpedia
  • 20. Data OPEN for use and re-use But that’s not all...
  • 21. Data LINKED to other places outside firewall eg BBC trusts and relies upon MusicBrainz
  • 22. “the Web done right” Sir Tim Berners-Lee, 2008 harks back to TimBL’s original vision for a Read/Write Web
  • 23. Use URIs to name things Use HTTP URIs so that they can be followed When someone follows a URI, provide useful information Include links to other URIs, so that more can be discovered.
  • 24. ECS South- Sem- Wiki- BBC Surge ampton LIBRIS Web- company Playcount Radio Central RDF Data ohloh Resex Doap- Buda- Music- space Semantic ReSIST brainz Audio- pest Eurécom Project Flickr MySpace Scrobbler QDOS SW BME Wiki exporter Wrapper Conference IRIT Corpus Toulouse RAE National BBC BBC Crunch 2001 Science FOAF SIOC ACM BBC Music Later + John Base Revyu Foundation Jamendo Peel profiles Sites TOTP Open- Guides DBLP flickr RKB Project Pub Geo- Euro- wrappr Explorer Guten- Virtuoso Guide names stat Pisa CORDIS berg Sponger eprints BBC Programmes Open Calais RKB riese World Linked ECS Magna- Fact- MDB IEEE New- South- tune book ampton castle RDF Book DBpedia Mashup Linked GeoData lingvoj Freebase LAAS- US CiteSeer Census CNRS W3C DBLP Data IBM WordNet Hannover UniRef GEO UMBEL Species DBLP Gov- Track Berlin Reactome LinkedCT UniParc Open Taxonomy Cyc Yago Drug PROSITE Daily Bank Med Pub GeneID Chem Homolo KEGG UniProt Gene Pfam ProDom Disea- CAS Gene some ChEBI Ontology Symbol OMIM Inter Pro UniSTS PDB HGNC MGI PubMed As of July 2009
  • 25. Open Data need not be Linked Data (eg US Linked Data need not be Open Data (licensing hell)
  • 26. how much mis-licensed? ‘Copyright’ MAY NOT APPLY!
  • 27. common to try to copyright data… or to use a CC license to ‘do the right thing’. Copyright does not apply, and as CC based on copyright, CC doesn’t work either. X © does not apply
  • 28. Image for illustrative purposes. I am not applying a CC0 license to this presentation. Contract Law works… or initiatives such as CC0 and Open Data Commons.
  • 29. cut costs, mass produce, standardise - create opportunities for growth What does this mean for Enterprise? Data as Commodity
  • 30. Microsoft Data Centre, Dublin With data in the Cloud, barriers get lower. It’s easier to TRY...
  • 31. Boundaries blur, walls (like this one) fall. Data and processes move back and forth. Fears eventually diminish.
  • 32. “from Data Centre to data-centric” JP Rangaswami, 2009 data is a cost we treat all data as Core and confidential most actually Context and a commodity Think Different!
  • 33. Closing Thoughts
  • 34. The Web is about connections Data today often best connected inside silos Simple principles of Linked Data create opportunities to manipulate data at Web scale Licensing frameworks emerging
  • 35. And in the Library?
  • 36. institutions making their own data work harder community benefits stock management, etc? wider value publishers reprinting popular titles detailed usage statistics
  • 37. cloud of data Thank you Download this presentation Dr Paul Miller The Cloud of Data Made on a skype: cloudofdata Mac phone: +44 7769 740083 Except where otherwise noted, this work is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution Licence. To view a copy of this licence, visit or send a letter to Creative Commons, 171 Second St, San Francisco, CA 94105, United States of America