This article describes how LOCAH, a JISC-funded project working to make data from the Archives Hub available as Linked Data, continued on in a new form as "Linking Lives". Biographical data is presented on pages which are populated entirely by Linked Data from various authoritative sources (e.g., VIAF, DBpedia). One challenge faced involved data collection via the application' server vs client's web browse. Another was whether to reconcile of multiple source URIs via creation and persistence of a new URI or to map multiple URIs using the "owl:sameAs property".
Keywords: Linked Open Data (LOD), Libraries, Archives, and Museums (LAMs), HTTP URIs
Author: Stevenson, Jane
Publisher: ISQ (Information Standards Quarterly)
Date created: 2012-05-01 04:00:00.000
Time required: P20M
Educational use: instruction
Educational audience: professional
Interactivity type: expositive
- Cleans a dataset by finding and correcting errors, removing duplicates and unwanted data.
- Understands that to be "persistent", a URI must have a stable, well-documented meaning and be plausibly intended to identify a given resource in perpetuity.
- Understands trade-offs between "opaque" URIs and URIs using version numbers, server names, dates, application-specific file extensions, query strings or other obsoletable context.
- Uses available resources for named entity recognition, extraction, and reconciliation.