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Linked Open Data at SAAM: Past, Present, Future


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Presentation by Sara Snyder to the October 3-5, 2016 partners meeting of the American Art Collaborative, at ISI in Marina Del Rey, CA.

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Linked Open Data at SAAM: Past, Present, Future

  1. 1. Linked Open Data at SAAM Past, Present, and Future October 3, 2016 Sara Snyder, Chief Richard Brassell, Digital Engineer Media andTechnology Office, Smithsonian American Art Museum
  2. 2. SAAM LOD: Past 2012-13 – Partnered with ISI to map SAAM’s object & artist data to RDF and create linked data 2014 –Finalized LOD URIs made public on Smithsonian-hosted triple store 2015-16 – Mellon Foundation & IMLS Leadership grants fund the AAC
  3. 3. SAAM LOD: Present Are we really getting the maximum use out of LOD that we could? How can LOD publishing be integrated into larger organizational goals: • Platform modernization • Open access for researchers • Findability and SEO • Reusable, flexible solutions • Efficient workflows
  4. 4. SAAM LOD: Future What might an LOD-enhanced object record page or artist biography look like?
  5. 5. SAAM LOD: Future More open data types and formats • Beyond accessioned objects, publishing curatorial & information • Raw data exports hosted on GitHub Better use of existing open data • Leveraging LOD for in-house applications and websites • Integrating semantic data/relationships into an API layer • Stronger effort into semantic webpage metadata ( • Bot-powered updates into Wikidata