unlocking doorsrecent initiatives in open and linked data at        National Library of Scotland                          ...
agenda o"widening access to knowledge" oopening data to social media services othe move to open data ofinding our way with...
widening access to knowledge"we will makedigital resources accessiblethroughcommunications mediawhich are effective inprom...
widening access to knowledge"we will improveaccess to our collectionsby findingnew waysfor our users tointeract with usand...
social media servicesFlickr www.flickr.com/photos/nlscotland•2,500 images•1,500 views per day•1.8 million views   in total...
social media servicesFlickr52,000 views114 favorited20 comments"It is a Lee Enfield gun ..""Im doing a presentation,may I ...
social media servicesYou Tube102 videos300,000 views186 comments"Fab wee motor.""My parents had one of these"http://www.yo...
social media servicesLicensing, copyright and rights•out of copyright and/or copyright owner•to gain benefits you must giv...
social media servicesLessons learned....•minimal investment      for improved access•taster of the Librarys collections•th...
open datais the concept that datais made availableso others can useand re-use itwithout restrictionsof copyrightor control...
open datathen you can license it as you wishif you create or own the resourcethen you can license it as you wishif you cre...
open data
open dataThe 5 easy steps to open data1.licensed2.structured3.documented4.published5.publicised"Give us raw dataand give i...
open dataThe 5 easy steps to open data•licensed           CC.O•structured           Solr XML, MARC21, Dublin Core•docume...
open data   http://thedatahub.org/dataset/nls-forthbridge
linked open dataWhat we dont have ....   experience     skills     resourcesWhat we do have ...       great data     lots ...
linked open dataWhat we did until April 2012stop ... start ... stop ... start ... stop ... start•went to school to learn R...
linked open dataAnd then we spoke to our friends:freeYourMetadata.org"you should use Google Refine to discover URIs"Open K...
linked open datalocal & closed           global & open                     X    DOD                     S       LOD in    ...
linked open datalocal         global & open               structure& closed       tDescription.title               tKeywor...
linked open datalocal          global & open& closed           structure                   tDescription.title             ...
linked open data
linked open data
linked open dataChallenges with vocabularies we use•   Arts & Architecture Thesaurus•Thesaurus for Geographic Names•LC Sub...
linked open data AAT label            LCSH                 Dewey                  TGM Cantilever bridges   sh85016866     ...
linked open dataNext (small) steps ....•keep learning .... keep asking!•publish structure and data to theDataHub.org     o...
Thank you ....References                                                         Me•NLS at Flickr & YouTube               ...
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Unlocking Doors: recent initiatives in open and linked data at the National Library of Scotland

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A presentation by Gill Hamilton, Digital Access Manager at the National Library of Scotland (NLS).

Delivered at the Cataloguing and Indexing Group Scotland (CIGS) Linked Open Data (LOD) Conference which took place Fri 21 September 2012 at the Edinburgh Centre for Carbon Innovation.

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Unlocking Doors: recent initiatives in open and linked data at the National Library of Scotland

  1. 1. unlocking doorsrecent initiatives in open and linked data at National Library of Scotland Gill Hamilton Digital Access Manager g.hamilton@nls.uk
  2. 2. agenda o"widening access to knowledge" oopening data to social media services othe move to open data ofinding our way with linked open data
  3. 3. widening access to knowledge"we will makedigital resources accessiblethroughcommunications mediawhich are effective inpromoting the use and discoveryof our collections."
  4. 4. widening access to knowledge"we will improveaccess to our collectionsby findingnew waysfor our users tointeract with usandothers."
  5. 5. social media servicesFlickr www.flickr.com/photos/nlscotland•2,500 images•1,500 views per day•1.8 million views in total•10% have comments
  6. 6. social media servicesFlickr52,000 views114 favorited20 comments"It is a Lee Enfield gun ..""Im doing a presentation,may I use the image?"http://www.flickr.com/photos/nlscotland/3012796098/
  7. 7. social media servicesYou Tube102 videos300,000 views186 comments"Fab wee motor.""My parents had one of these"http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z9l01vy7y3w
  8. 8. social media servicesLicensing, copyright and rights•out of copyright and/or copyright owner•to gain benefits you must give awaysome or all control•Flickr The Commons
  9. 9. social media servicesLessons learned....•minimal investment for improved access•taster of the Librarys collections•the world is full of knowledgeable people•to gain benefits you have to give something up•findability beyond the Library website•open ... but not open enough
  10. 10. open datais the concept that datais made availableso others can useand re-use itwithout restrictionsof copyrightor control mechanisms
  11. 11. open datathen you can license it as you wishif you create or own the resourcethen you can license it as you wishif you created the metadata
  12. 12. open data
  13. 13. open dataThe 5 easy steps to open data1.licensed2.structured3.documented4.published5.publicised"Give us raw dataand give it to us NOW!"
  14. 14. open dataThe 5 easy steps to open data•licensed  CC.O•structured  Solr XML, MARC21, Dublin Core•documented  dont make assumptions•published  thedatahub•publicised  twitter, blog, conference
  15. 15. open data http://thedatahub.org/dataset/nls-forthbridge
  16. 16. linked open dataWhat we dont have .... experience skills resourcesWhat we do have ... great data lots of enthusiasm friends to help
  17. 17. linked open dataWhat we did until April 2012stop ... start ... stop ... start ... stop ... start•went to school to learn RDF•tried mapping our data to DC Terms•tried to discover URIs•created RDF for a single resource•wondered what to do next•wondered if it was worth our while
  18. 18. linked open dataAnd then we spoke to our friends:freeYourMetadata.org"you should use Google Refine to discover URIs"Open Knowledge Foundation"use theDataHub.org for publishing & use CC.0"Metadata Management Associates"let us help you model your data because wehave a theory ..."
  19. 19. linked open datalocal & closed global & open X DOD S LOD in data L DC TstructuretDescription.titletKeyword.keywordtWho.who
  20. 20. linked open datalocal global & open structure& closed tDescription.title tKeyword.keyword tWho.who DOD data DOD in LOD
  21. 21. linked open datalocal global & open& closed structure tDescription.title R ISBD tKeyword.keyword tWho.who D MARC DOD F data DOD in DC m LOD a EDM p
  22. 22. linked open data
  23. 23. linked open data
  24. 24. linked open dataChallenges with vocabularies we use• Arts & Architecture Thesaurus•Thesaurus for Geographic Names•LC Subject Headings•LC Name Authority•Thesaurus for Graphic Materials
  25. 25. linked open data AAT label LCSH Dewey TGM Cantilever bridges sh85016866 624.219 not found Cantilever bridges Cantilever bridges skos:exactMatch skos:exactMatch Construction sh99005337 624 tgm002475 (assembling) construction Civil engineering construction skos:broadMatch skos:relatedMatch skos:broadMatch Railroad bridges Sh85110864 385.312 tgm008548 Railroad bridges The way Railroad bridges skos:exactMatch skos:closeMatch skos:exactMatch TGN label GeoNames Dewey Forth Bridge 6695705 388.132094134 Forth Bridge Bridges—Edinburgh skos:exactMatch skos:broadMatch Forth, Firth of 2649175 551.483094131 Firth of Forth Stirling etc skos:exactMatch skos:relatedMatch SKOS mapping properties http://www.w3.org.TR/2009/REC-skos-20090818/#mapping
  26. 26. linked open dataNext (small) steps ....•keep learning .... keep asking!•publish structure and data to theDataHub.org o Forth Bridge o Haig photos o Everything!•think about NLS URIs•record vocabulary URIs at metadata creation•address licensing issues with vocabularies•hope someone uses it!
  27. 27. Thank you ....References Me•NLS at Flickr & YouTube Gill Hamilton o http://www.flickr.com/photos/nlscotland/ o g.hamilton@nls.uk http://www.youtube.com/user/NLofScotland•NLS at thedatahub o http://thedatahub.org/dataset/nls-forthbridge•NLS DOD at The Open Metadata Registry o http://metadataregistry.org/schemaprop/list/schema_id/64.html•Open Knowledge Foundation o http://okfn.org/•Metadata Management Associates o http://managemetadata.com/•freeyourmetadata.org•thedatahub.org

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