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
Author Archives: Jane Stevenson
This blog is based upon a report written by colleagues at Mimas* presenting the results of the evaluation of our innovative Linked Data interface, Linking Lives. The evaluation consisted of a survey and a focus group, with 10 participants including … Continue reading
Our Linked Data work has thrown up a significant number of challenges around the consistency and structure of the source data from the Archives Hub, and nowhere more so than around identifiers for the archival resources, that is, the references … Continue reading
One of the aims of the Linking Lives project is to demonstrate the value of Linked Data through the creation of an end-user interface that pulls in content from the Hub Linked Data, including the external data sets we are … Continue reading
I have been starting to think about the user interface for Linking Lives. We will probably go for something quite simple in terms of layout, because there is quite a bit of complexity when bringing together a range of data … Continue reading
The Linking Lives project aims to deliver: An end-user interface that provides a means to integrate archival data with other information sources Blog posts that share our progress and reflect on the work Reusable software outputs for manipulating RDF and … Continue reading