This poster highlights recent initiatives by student members of Linked Jazz, an ongoing exploration in applying Linked Open Data technologies to cultural heritage materials.

One research area is the underrepresented careers of women in jazz. The process of querying linked open data resources to create a mash-up of gender information for our list is described, and how dataset creation combined with LOD methods can help promote materials in archives and assist digital humanities research.

Another project worked with metadata from Tulane’s Hogan Jazz Archive Photography Collection, using Open Refine and Python scripts to create RDF triples describing historical images.

We are also working on mapping discography data from various jazz databases. To inform this activity we are conducting research into linked data publishing practices and developing the Linked Jazz Ontology.