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Civil War Data 150 at Talis Linked Data Open Day


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Civil War Data 150 at Talis Linked Data Open Day

  1. 1. Civil War Data 150Talis Linked Data Open DayJune 1, 2011Jon Voss, Founder of LookBackMaps
  2. 2. Civil War Data 150 creating links across disparate datasets based on domain-specific identifiers like battles, regiments, etc.
  3. 3. 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
  4. 4. Step 2. Open Data•• 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
  5. 5. 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
  6. 6.  1.   Datacollection 2. Align tokey identifiers        3.   Publish   and buildviz/apps        
  7. 7. What will happen to your data?• working with Open Data from NOAA at wherecamp 2011. history/CivilWar/
  8. 8. The bigger picture: Linked Open Data in Libraries, Archives & Museums. #lodlam• it’s an unfolding story, but it’s awn... unlocking, and linking, massive amounts of structured data• first funded projects in the US exploring Linked Open Data in the humanities now underway:• 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: