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Radically Open Cultural Heritage Data for the Web                                                         #sxsw #lodlam   ...
LOCAH and Linking Lives Projects• Linked Open Copac and Archives Hub   – Funded by #JiscEXPO 2/10 ‘Expose’ call      • 1 y...
Archives Hub and Copac• UK National Data Services based at Mimas• Copac provides access to the merged library  catalogues ...
We’re Linking Data!• If something is identified, it can be linked to• We take items from our datasets and link them  to it...
http://data.archiveshub.ac.uk/                    #sxsw #lodlam
Visualisation PrototypeUsing Timemap – – Googlemaps and   Simile –   http://code.google.com/p/time     map/Early stages wi...
Linking Lives Project#sxsw #lodlam   http://archiveshub.ac.uk/linkinglives/
BBC Music                                                           #sxsw #lodlamhttp://www.bbc.co.uk/music/artists/f0ed72...
http://discontents.com.au/shoebox/every-story-has-a-beginning                                   #sxsw #lodlam
JISC Discovery WW1 Exemplar Projecthttp://jiscww1.jiscinvolve.org/wp/jisc-ww1-discovery-programme/   #sxsw #lodlam
Key Benefit of Linked Data• API based mashups work against a fixed  set of data sources   • Hand crafted by humans   • Don...
Some challenges     #sxsw #lodlam
Data Modelling• Steep learning curve  – RDF terminology “confusing”  – Lack of archival examples• Complexity  – Archival d...
Sustainability• Can you rely on data sources long-term?• Ed Summers at the Library of Congress  created http://lcsh.info• ...
Library of Congress Subject Headings
Linked Data the Future for Libraries,      Archives and Museums?• Enables ‘straightforward’ integration of  wide variety o...
#sxsw #lodlam
Attribution and CC License• Sections of this presentation adapted from materials created  by other members of the LOCAH & ...
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Radically Open Cultural Heritage Data on the Web

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Presentation given as part of a panel session at South By South West 2012

http://schedule.sxsw.com/2012/events/event_IAP12278

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Radically Open Cultural Heritage Data on the Web

  1. 1. Radically Open Cultural Heritage Data for the Web #sxsw #lodlam SXSW Interactive 2012 Austin, Texas, USA 13th March 2012 Adrian Stevenson Mimas, Libraries and Archives Team, University of Manchester, UK @adrianstevenson
  2. 2. LOCAH and Linking Lives Projects• Linked Open Copac and Archives Hub – Funded by #JiscEXPO 2/10 ‘Expose’ call • 1 year project. Started August 2010 – Partners & Consultants: • UKOLN, Mimas, Eduserv, Talis, OCLC, Ed Summers – http://blogs.ukoln.ac.uk/locah/• Linking Lives – JISC funded for ‘Mimas Enhancements’ – 11 month project. Started Sept 2011 – http://archiveshub.ac.uk/linkinglives/ #sxsw #lodlam
  3. 3. Archives Hub and Copac• UK National Data Services based at Mimas• Copac provides access to the merged library catalogues of libraries throughout the UK, including all national libraries – http://copac.ac.uk• Archives Hub is an aggregation of archival descriptions from archive repositories across the UK – http://archiveshub.ac.uk #sxsw #lodlam
  4. 4. We’re Linking Data!• If something is identified, it can be linked to• We take items from our datasets and link them to items from other datasets BBC Copac VIAF DBPedia GeoNames Archives Hub #sxsw #lodlam
  5. 5. http://data.archiveshub.ac.uk/ #sxsw #lodlam
  6. 6. Visualisation PrototypeUsing Timemap – – Googlemaps and Simile – http://code.google.com/p/time map/Early stages with thisWill give location and‘extent’ of archive.Will link through toArchives Hub
  7. 7. Linking Lives Project#sxsw #lodlam http://archiveshub.ac.uk/linkinglives/
  8. 8. BBC Music #sxsw #lodlamhttp://www.bbc.co.uk/music/artists/f0ed72a3-ae8f-4cf7-b51d-2696a2330230
  9. 9. http://discontents.com.au/shoebox/every-story-has-a-beginning #sxsw #lodlam
  10. 10. JISC Discovery WW1 Exemplar Projecthttp://jiscww1.jiscinvolve.org/wp/jisc-ww1-discovery-programme/ #sxsw #lodlam
  11. 11. Key Benefit of Linked Data• API based mashups work against a fixed set of data sources • Hand crafted by humans • Don’t integrate well• Linked Data promises an unbound global data space • Easy dataset integration • Generic ‘mesh-up’ tools #sxsw #lodlam
  12. 12. Some challenges #sxsw #lodlam
  13. 13. Data Modelling• Steep learning curve – RDF terminology “confusing” – Lack of archival examples• Complexity – Archival description is hierarchical and multi-level• ‘Dirty’ Data #sxsw #lodlam
  14. 14. Sustainability• Can you rely on data sources long-term?• Ed Summers at the Library of Congress created http://lcsh.info• Linked Data interface for LOC subject headings• People started using it #sxsw #lodlam
  15. 15. Library of Congress Subject Headings
  16. 16. Linked Data the Future for Libraries, Archives and Museums?• Enables ‘straightforward’ integration of wide variety of data sources• Library, archive and museum data can ‘work harder’• New channels into your data• Researchers are more likely to discover sources• ‘Hidden collections become of the Web #sxsw #lodlam
  17. 17. #sxsw #lodlam
  18. 18. Attribution and CC License• Sections of this presentation adapted from materials created by other members of the LOCAH & Linking Lives Projects• This presentation available under creative commons Non Commercial-Share Alike: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/2.0/uk/ #sxsw #lodlam

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