Last Friday, at the invitation of Jenny Bunn, I visited UCL to talk to some of her postgrad students on the MA course in Archives and Record Management about Linked Data in general and the experiences of the LOCAH and Linking Lives projects in particular. I don’t think I really covered anything that we haven’t mentioned already here or on the LOCAH blog, but it gave me an opportunity to combine some general “tutorial”-ish background material with a few thoughts on some of those aspects of archival description and EAD that at times make the process of generating RDF “challenging”, and I thought I’d share the slides here (PDF).
Linking Lives is exploring ways to present Linked Data. We aim to show that archives can benefit from being presented as a part of the diverse data sources on the Web to create full biographical pictures, enabling researchers to make connections between people and events.
Archives Hub Linked Data now available at http://data.archiveshub.ac.uk/
Locah Project Resources
- Data modelling for archival Linked Data
- Finding, using and creating vocabularies
- Designing URI patterns
- Transforming archival data into RDF/XML and other formats (e.g. using XSLT)
- Thoughts on architecture and workflows for exposing archival data as Linked Data.
- Creating Linked Data views (e.g. using the Paget Framework)
- Querying Linked Data using Sparql