Linked Data and the LOCAH project. Bethan Ruddock, Library and Archival Services, Mimas, University of Manchester firstname.lastname@example.org @ bethanar. #ILI2011. Linked Open Copac & Archives Hub.
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Linked Data and the LOCAH project
Bethan Ruddock, Library and Archival Services, Mimas, University of Manchester
JISC-funded project (under JISCexpo - exposing digital content for education and research)
September 2010 – August 2011
Staff from Mimas, UKOLN, Eduserv
Additional expertise from Talis, OCLC, Library of Congress
Put archival and bibliographic data at the heart of the Linked Data Web, making new links between diverse content sources, enabling the free and flexible exploration of data and enabling researchers to make new connections between subjects, people, organisations and places to reveal more about our history and society.
Make a collection of resources available on the Web as structured data, in particular linked data, where a case can be made that it would benefit teaching, learning, research, administration and/or knowledge transfer in UK higher education
Develop a prototype with instructional step-by-step demonstration and documentation to show how the structured content can be used by 3rd party tools and services
Explore and report on the opportunities and barriers in making content structured and exposed on the Web for discovery and use. Such opportunities and barriers may coalesce around licensing implications, trust, provenance, sustainability and usability
Linking Open Data cloud diagram, by Richard Cyganiak and AnjaJentzsch. http://lod-cloud.net/
A Copac consolidated record created from 5 contributed records. Lines show how contributed records match with one another.
260 $b: unknown
dct publisher: definition:
‘entity responsible for making the resource available’
A ‘match graph’ of a consolidated Copac record
Specifications required a lot of brainstorming…
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Archives Hub Model
Mask image used under a CC licence from http://www.yourbdnews.com
The LOCAH data is open for use…
…please play with it!
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