Linking University Content forEducation and Research Online     http://lucero-project.info           Owen Stephens        ...
“investigate andprototype the use of linked  data technologies andapproaches to linking andexposing data for students     ...
h$p://www.flickr.com/photos/69736632@N00/2246308205/   3
Linked Data• URI   – Uniform Resource Identifier   – “a simple and extensible means for identifying a     resource”   – A ...
Title
TitleAuthor
Publisher        TitleGenre        Author         Price
Jane Eyre     has a             creator                whose name is             Charlotte Bronte
Jane Eyre                Subject     has a             creator                whose name is             Charlotte Bronte
Jane Eyre                Subject     has a             creator               Predicate                whose name is       ...
Jane Eyre                Subject     has a             creator               Predicate                whose name is       ...
Jane Eyre     has a             creator                whose name is             Charlotte Bronte
Jane Eyre                Subject     has a             creator                whose name is             Charlotte Bronte
Jane Eyrehttp://www.gutenberg.org/files/1260/1260-h/                              Subject1260-h.htm           has a       ...
OROArchive
of
                     Library’s Course
                    Catalogue Material                    Of
Digital  ...
Data
from
OpenLearn                    ORO          Research
 Content                                  Outputs      Archiv...
Data
from
OpenLearn                    ORO          Research
 Content                                  Outputs      Archiv...
Data
from
OpenLearn                    ORO          Research
 Content                                  Outputs      Archiv...
Data
from
OpenLearn                    ORO          Research
 Content                                  Outputs      Archiv...
DBPedia                                                    RAE                                            Data
from
      ...
Salman
Elahi          Carlo
Allocca
                           ((Ex)‐Dev)               (Dev)    Jane
Whild               ...
The LUCERO Stack       Applicaeons                                     Organizaeonal
          Research
Data
       Insetu...
Workflow for a given datasetLucero
Core
                    ‐
Idenefy
data               Inieal
Meeeng
   ‐
Get
sample
data...
First Version ofdata.open.ac.ukwith 2 datasets:ORO and Podcasts“data.open.ac.uk isthe first site of itskind and is tobecome...
Dataset: ORO• Open Research Online• Scientific publications with at least one  member of the Open University as co-author• ...
Dataset: Podcast• Extracted from RSS feeds at http://  podcast.open.ac.uk• Using W3C Media Ontology, FOAF, DCT,  Media RDF...
Institutional Datasets• Study at the OU  – Course.Module/Qualification descriptions  – Links internal: podcast, books, peop...
Institutional Datasets• Staff profile   – Information about people, people decide what is public   – Links internal: ORO, l...
Research datasets• Looking at how specific research databases        Web
of
data  can benefit from being linked to the  inst...
Dissemination• Twitter  – #luceroproject (and sometimes    #projectlucero ;-) )  – Many RTs on project related tweets,    ...
Dissemination    • http://lucero-project.info    • http://data.open.ac.uk
Applications• Plan for development of specific  applications targeting:  – Students: in finding resources related to    cour...
Dissemination• Seminar in KMi Podium 11:30 on  03/11/2010  – http://stadium.open.ac.uk/1570• Plan for a press release on d...
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  • Lucero Library Update 03/11/10

    1. 1. Linking University Content forEducation and Research Online http://lucero-project.info Owen Stephens 03/11/2010
    2. 2. “investigate andprototype the use of linked data technologies andapproaches to linking andexposing data for students and researchers” 2
    3. 3. h$p://www.flickr.com/photos/69736632@N00/2246308205/ 3
    4. 4. Linked Data• URI – Uniform Resource Identifier – “a simple and extensible means for identifying a resource” – A URL is a type of URI• RDF – Resource Description Framework – Uses URIs or Literals• Ontology – ‘a shared vocabulary, which can be used to model a domain’ 4
    5. 5. Title
    6. 6. TitleAuthor
    7. 7. Publisher TitleGenre Author Price
    8. 8. Jane Eyre has a creator whose name is Charlotte Bronte
    9. 9. Jane Eyre Subject has a creator whose name is Charlotte Bronte
    10. 10. Jane Eyre Subject has a creator Predicate whose name is Charlotte Bronte
    11. 11. Jane Eyre Subject has a creator Predicate whose name is Charlotte Bronte Object
    12. 12. Jane Eyre has a creator whose name is Charlotte Bronte
    13. 13. Jane Eyre Subject has a creator whose name is Charlotte Bronte
    14. 14. Jane Eyrehttp://www.gutenberg.org/files/1260/1260-h/ Subject1260-h.htm has a creatorhttp://purl.org/dc/elements/1.1/creator Predicate whose name is Charlotte Bronte
    15. 15. OROArchive
of
 Library’s Course
 Catalogue Material Of
Digital 
Content
    16. 16. Data
from
OpenLearn ORO Research
 Content Outputs Archive
of
 Library’s Course
 Catalogue Material Of
Digital 
Content A/V
Material Podcasts iTunesU
    17. 17. Data
from
OpenLearn ORO Research
 Content Outputs Archive
of
 Library’s Course
 Catalogue Material Of
Digital 
Content A/V
Material Podcasts iTunesU
    18. 18. Data
from
OpenLearn ORO Research
 Content Outputs Archive
of
 Library’s Course
 Catalogue Material Of
Digital 
Content A/V
Material Podcasts iTunesU
    19. 19. Data
from
OpenLearn ORO Research
 Content Outputs Archive
of
 Library’s Course
 Catalogue Material Of
Digital 
Content A/V
Material Podcasts iTunesU
    20. 20. DBPedia RAE Data
from
 OpenLearn ORO Research
 Content Outputs Archive
of
 Library’s Course
 Cataloguegeonames Material Of
Digital 
Content data.gov.uk A/V
Material Podcasts iTunesU BBC DBLP
    21. 21. Salman
Elahi Carlo
Allocca
 ((Ex)‐Dev) (Dev) Jane
Whild Fouad
Zablith (Admin) (Dev) Andriy
Nikolov KMi Enrico
Mo$a (linking) Mathieu
d’Aquin (SGP) (PD) Arts Suzanne
Duncanson‐Hunter John
Wolffe Paul
Lawrence Richard
Nurse Owen
Stephens ((ex‐)PM) Stuart
Brown (PM) Com./ Student Comp. Non
Scantlebury Data
Owners Library
 Services Arts
SpecialistsSpecialists OU
Library
    22. 22. The LUCERO Stack Applicaeons Organizaeonal
 Research
Data
 Insetueonal
repository
data Technical

    23. 23. Workflow for a given datasetLucero
Core
 ‐
Idenefy
data Inieal
Meeeng
 ‐
Get
sample
dataTeam with
Data
 ‐
Idenefy
Copyright
IssuesData
Owner Owner ‐
Idenefy
possible
links ‐
Idenefy
users
and
usageLucero
KMi
 ‐
Find
reusable
ontologies Lucero
Core
Team ‐
Map
onto
the
data Data
Modeling
 Data
Modeling
 Team sessions ‐
Idenefy
uncovered
parts ValidaeonLucero
members ‐
Define
URI
Scheme Data
Owner URI
Creaeon
 Lucero
KMi
 Development
 Rules
 Deployment Team of
Extractor Definieon
    24. 24. First Version ofdata.open.ac.ukwith 2 datasets:ORO and Podcasts“data.open.ac.uk isthe first site of itskind and is tobecome theprototype for manyother data.*.ac.uk”
    25. 25. Dataset: ORO• Open Research Online• Scientific publications with at least one member of the Open University as co-author• Original System based on ePrints• Export to RDF using the BiBO Ontology• Post-processing/cleaning• 13,283 Articles/12 Patents/340,000 triples
    26. 26. Dataset: Podcast• Extracted from RSS feeds at http:// podcast.open.ac.uk• Using W3C Media Ontology, FOAF, DCT, Media RDF, etc.• Provides connections to courses and topics• 1,664 Video Podcasts/1,325 Audio Podcasts/75,000 triples
    27. 27. Institutional Datasets• Study at the OU – Course.Module/Qualification descriptions – Links internal: podcast, books, people, faculties, … – Links external: geonames, topics, others?• Library catalogue – Publications, books, course material, to be clarified – Links internal: Video content, staff profiles, ORO… – Links external: BBC, DBPedia, other online libs, data.gov.uk…
    28. 28. Institutional Datasets• Staff profile – Information about people, people decide what is public – Links internal: ORO, lib, Video, research data… – Links external: other people info online (FOAF)…• OpenLearn – Educational material, Open – Links internal: possibly everything – Links external: DBPedia, many others…• Estate Information – About building, spaces, campus and regional centers – Links internal: Units, people, … – Links external: location…
    29. 29. Research datasets• Looking at how specific research databases Web
of
data can benefit from being linked to the institutional repositories• Case studies in Arts: – Classical Receptions in Drama and Poetry in English – Open Arts Archive OU
linked
 – Encyclopedia of Global Commodities data
cloud – Hestia – Red Experience Database – The South-Asians Making Britain project• Initial discussions with all the projects and agreement on the next step Research
• Next step: data access and modelling Data
    30. 30. Dissemination• Twitter – #luceroproject (and sometimes #projectlucero ;-) ) – Many RTs on project related tweets, especially on data.open.ac.uk• “Collecting material related to courses at The Open University” – Use case for W3C Library Linked data incubator group – http://www.w3.org/2005/Incubator/lld/wiki/
    31. 31. Dissemination • http://lucero-project.info • http://data.open.ac.uk
    32. 32. Applications• Plan for development of specific applications targeting: – Students: in finding resources related to courses, topics, and helping selecting courses to enroll to – Researchers: Identify interesting connections/ research questions from research data linked to OU/external sources• Already a number of (more generic) applications emerging…
    33. 33. Dissemination• Seminar in KMi Podium 11:30 on 03/11/2010 – http://stadium.open.ac.uk/1570• Plan for a press release on data.open.ac.uk – As soon as course description is available
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