Linked Data is People

Using Linked Data to Reshape the Library Staff Directory

#AccessYYC

Jason Clark

@jaclark

 

Scott W. H. Young

@hei_scott

Data

That wants context and meaning

People

Who want to be understood and valued

How are people understood?

By humans

 

 

By machines

Linked Open Data

The practice of publishing structured, machine-actionable data with an open license for sharing and reuse.

LOD Goals

Create distributed flexible data systems

Add context and dimension to data

Demonstrate relationships based on

standardized and reusable vocabulary

Because networked data is smarter data

Five-star LOD

http://5stardata.info/

Our Project

Applying the concepts of linked data

for our local library community

Finding a real-world use-case for graph modeling using web-ready open source tools

How can our people be better

discovered and understood?

Open source dev stack

RDF

SQL

PHP

D3.js

Project Goals

New data model

New UI

Network visualization

Basic recommendation app

SEO Results

 

Five-star LOD

Linked Data 'Nymns

RDF

OWL

SPARQL

SKOS

FOAF

LCSH

VIAF

DC

DBO

 schema.org

Where are our people?

Where are our concepts?

Our Ontology Model

Why schema.org

Libraries as publishers in the Web of Data

Machine-understanding of our data = relevance

Improve findability through search engines

Semantic Markup

HTML5 semantic tags and schema.org vocabularies that help classify page types and identify content on the page

“If Google understands the content on your pages, we can create rich snippets—detailed information intended to help users with specific queries.”

 

 

https://support.google.com/webmasters/answer/99170?hl=en&ref_topic=1088472

 

Results

SEO

New UI

Vizualization

Five-star LOD

www.lib.montana.edu/people

Visualizations

What's Next?

MSU Library Research Team

Scott Young: Digital Initiatives Librarian, @hei_scott

 

Jason Clark: Head of Library Informatics and Computing, @jaclark

 

Patrick O’Brien: Semantic Web Research Director

 

Kenning Arlitsch: Dean of the Library, @kenning_msu

 

Doralyn Rossmann: Head of Collection Development, @doralyn

 

Thanks!

Jason Clark

@jaclark

 

Scott W. H. Young

@hei_scott

Access 2014 - Linked Data is People

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Access 2014 - Linked Data is People

Using Linked Data to Reshape the Library Staff Directory

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