Author Archives: Jane Stevenson

Linking Lives Evaluation Report

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

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NISO Information Standard Quarterley on Linked Data

The NISO publication, Information Standards Quarterly, Spring/Summer 2012, is dedicated to Linked Data in Libraries, Archives and Museums. It includes an article on the Linking Lives project. The article can be found at http://www.niso.org/publications/isq/2012/v24no2-3/stevenson/ It includes sections on: the background … Continue reading

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Do not underestimate cleaning your data!

In Linked Open Data: The Essentials (Bauer, Kaltenbock) The first steps given for publishing your content as LOD are: 1. Analyse your data 2. Clean your data 3. Model your data …and it goes on to very helpfully summarise the … Continue reading

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Unique Identifiers for Archives in a Linked Data World

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

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Archives & Linked Data Meetup

With the various Linked Data projects that are happening around Linked Data in archives, I thought the time seemed right to get together and share what we have done, what we think and what we see as the challenges around … Continue reading

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Designing an Interface: some first thoughts

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

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One Person in Context – Working with Biographical Histories

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

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A Little Bit About Licensing

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

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