From LookBackMaps to Linked Open Data

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From LookBackMaps to Linked Open Data in Libraries, Archives & Museums

Ignite talk for “Visualizing Environmental Change in the Bay Area: Past, Present, and Future”

Bill Lane Center for the American West
Stanford University
May 20, 2011

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From LookBackMaps to Linked Open Data

  1. 1. From LookBackMapstoLinked Open DatainLibraries, Archives & MuseumsIgnite talk for “Visualizing Environmental Change in the Bay Area: Past,Present, and Future”Bill Lane Center for the American WestStanford University @jonvossMay 20, 2011Jon Voss, Founder of LookBackMapsjon@lookbackmaps.net
  2. 2. History & Mashup Culture http://mashupbreakdown.com/
  3. 3. 2007
  4. 4. 2010 20112008
  5. 5. 2009 Open Archives Metadata Mapping Project silo canister by alandberning
  6. 6. From Tables to Graphshttp://www.flickr.com/photos/thomasjwoods-com/2264301251 msulibraries lookbackmaps msulibraries internetarchive msulibraries librarycongress lookbackmaps internetarchive internetarchive librarycongress
  7. 7. 2009 Linked Open Dataphotos by PhOtOnQuAnTiQuE, TED
  8. 8. Linking Open Data cloud diagram, by Richard Cyganiak and Anja Jentzsch. http://lod-cloud.net/
  9. 9. Civil War Data 150 http://civilwardata150.net creating links across disparate datasets based on domain-specific identifiers like battles, regiments, etc.
  10. 10. Step 1. Data• metadata vs. assets: key distinction• share raw data in non-proprietary formats, like CSV• don’t try to come up with a use, you may have no idea how people will use your data
  11. 11. Step 2. Open Data• http://creativecommons.org/licenses/• http://www.opendatacommons.org/licenses/ Open Data Published Data CC-BY CC-BY-NC-ND CC0 CC-BY-NC Public Domain Mark CC-BY-ND Public Domain Dedication and License (PDDL) CC-BY-SA Attribution License (ODC-By) Open Database License (ODC-ODbL) CC-BY-NC-SA
  12. 12. Step 3. Linked Open Data• define data in consistant, predictable ways so machines can understand• use URLs so people can link to your data• link to other URLs, to grow the web of data
  13. 13. LODLAM is a product of our increasingly connected culture.• it’s an unfolding story, but it’s awn...• first funded projects in the US exploring Linked Open Data in the humanities now underway: http://lod-lam.net• 100 people from over 85 institutions gathering from around the world June 2-3 to forward LODLAM in the next year, thanks to generous funding from:
  14. 14. Imagine linking across data in the sciences and humanities to explore discover connect mashupBut what does this have to do with us?
  15. 15. Rolling Mill Point, Potrero. Bancroft Library SF 1853, David Rumsey Maps Xerces Blue, extinct Bay Area Butterfly, structured data on Wikipedia Thanks @westcenter!

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