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Lucero Library Update 03/11/10

  1. 1. Linking University Content for Education and Research Online http://lucero-project.info Owen Stephens 03/11/2010
  2. 2. “investigate and prototype the use of linked data technologies and approaches to linking and exposing 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. Title Author
  7. 7. Publisher Title Genre 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 Eyre http://www.gutenberg.org/files/1260/1260-h/ Subject 1260-h.htm has a creator http://purl.org/dc/elements/1.1/creator Predicate whose name is Charlotte Bronte
  15. 15. ORO Archive
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
 Catalogue geonames 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
Specialists Specialists OU
Library
  22. 22. The LUCERO Stack Applicaeons Organizaeonal
 Research
Data
 Insetueonal
repository
data Technical

  23. 23. Workflow for a given dataset Lucero
Core
 ‐
Idenefy
data Inieal
Meeeng
 ‐
Get
sample
data Team with
Data
 ‐
Idenefy
Copyright
Issues Data
Owner Owner ‐
Idenefy
possible
links ‐
Idenefy
users
and
usage Lucero
KMi
 ‐
Find
reusable
ontologies Lucero
Core
 Team ‐
Map
onto
the
data Data
Modeling
 Data
Modeling
 Team sessions ‐
Idenefy
uncovered
parts Validaeon Lucero
 members ‐
Define
URI
Scheme Data
Owner URI
Creaeon
 Lucero
KMi
 Development
 Rules
 Deployment Team of
Extractor Definieon
  24. 24. First Version of data.open.ac.uk with 2 datasets: ORO and Podcasts “data.open.ac.uk is the first site of its kind and is to become the prototype for many other 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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