Tag: linked open data

Documents as Data: Harvesting Knowledge from Textual Resources with DADAlytics

Our presentation will be about the development of DADAlytics, a semantic tool recently created by the Semantic Lab at Pratt (semlab.io) to help librarians, archivists and humanities scholars generate linked data from textual resources and descriptive records. We will discuss opportunities and challenges of adopting linked open data technologies and discuss the development of  DADAlytics. The use of DADAlytics will be contextualized within a real-world scenario provided by the collection of personal diaries of Mary Berenson, part of the Bernard and Mary Berenson Papers (1880-2002) held at the Berenson Library at the Villa I Tatti in Florence (itatti.harvard.edu/berenson-library – see The Mary Berenson Project for additional context).

The Semantic Lab: Local 496 Project and Batiste Project

The Local 496 Project transforms the American Federation of Music’s Local 496 union list into a semantic data network. This document is a 1940’s directory of the segregated African-American chapter of New Orleans jazz musicians. This project will highlight the Batiste family network, many of whom are listed in the directory.

Publishing Linked Open Data (LOD) at the Whitney

This presentation provides an technical overview of initiating Linked Open Data (LOD) in the Whitney Museum of American Art as part of the 2017-2018 LOD for Museums Fellowship.

Artists’ Books: A Dynamic Atlas

The project is a mock IMLS Grant Proposal for “Artists’ Books: A Dynamic Atlas.” This pilot project will use linked open data to create a dynamic mapping interface that indicates the home libraries of artists’ books located within New York. Led by the MoMA Library in partnership with the Frick Collection, Brooklyn Museum, Whitney Museum, and Metropolitan Museum, the dynamic atlas will deepen engagement with these unique collections; allow users to visualize connections between artists, books, and institutions; and make project data available for use on the open web.

DIY Linked Data For Cultural Heritage: Structuring useful data using pre-existing tools

This project reports the results of the first nine months of developing linked open data with a small selection of the Whitney’s collection, focusing on the artist and works added to the collection during the founding years (1931-1948) under its first director Juliana Force. It serves as a case study for other institutions interested in developing linked open data projects. This project also demonstrates several practical examples of how linked open data can be used for research and public outreach.

Grad Student Syncopation: Contributing to Linked Jazz

This poster highlights our research as student members of the Linked Jazz project, an ongoing exploration in applying Linked Open Data (LOD) technologies to cultural heritage materials. Research directions include the use of LOD for dataset enrichment in digital humanities research; creating RDF triples to describe image resource types; and mapping elements from various music and jazz databases to assign entities and properties from ontologies.

The Donor Party

The Donor Party, www.thedonorparty.com, is a linked open data website created by Pratt SILS students in The Museum and the Network class. It contains a  home-made database and…

Influence Network of Literary Authors

The selection of authors in the network is made up of fiction and poetry writers of various subdivisions. The Network of Literary Authors is derived from curated SPARQL queries for ‘influenced/influenced by’ DBpedia properties and shows color groupings representing only 19 communities based on influence connections between nearly 1000 authors.

Perspectives of Origin: A Geographic Encounter

Using exploratory methods of Linked and Open Data, “Perspectives of Origin: A Geographic Encounter” project seeks to display specific geographic origin information of cultural heritage objects from the collection of the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Linked Open Data for Cultural Heritage: Evolution of an Information Technology

This paper surveys the landscape of linked open data projects in cultural heritage, examining the work of groups from around the world. Building on the five-star method, we developed a six-stage life cycle describing both dataset development and dataset usage.