The Core Linked Data Interest Group is pleased to host two presentations during Core Interest Group Week. LDIG will meet on Tuesday, March 7th at 11:00am CT.
The session is free but registration is required. Please register at: https://ala-events.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJcuf-urqjIoGNXh-dZp03TF83p6tvvcFaAi
Finding our LODestone: evaluating Linked Open Data for Qualitative Research
The Schoenberg Database of Manuscripts (SDBM) stores observations of premodern manuscripts drawn from over 14,000 catalogs and inventories from around the world as linked open data. This presentation reflects on a six-month experiment in querying and analyzing this data to map classical reception from the thirteenth century to the present. Using this project as a case study, I evaluate the suitability of the SDBM as a dataset: what is this data most suitable for? What would it take to prepare this data for a large-scale research project? From there, the scope turns outward, forging new paths toward using library Linked Open Data as a basis for humanities inquiry.
Presenter: Kate Topham, Michigan State University
JCricket editor for Share-VDE and beyond: entity management, connection with third parties and cross-domain extensions
Share-VDE enables institutions to embrace the advantages of linked open data. The Cluster Knowledge Base (CKB) of entities is the result of the entity resolution/clustering processes with data coming from different participating libraries with enrichment of external sources. JCricket is the Linked Data Entity editor developed by the Share-VDE community, a tool designed as an entity management system dedicated to curating data/entities living in the CKB, produced by automated processes. The entity editor JCricket opens new forms of cooperation among institutions: the CKB is conceived as an authoritative source with links to other external sources, to increase quality and richness of data and to make the entity management process sustainable. The Share-VDE community is working to create technical and functional links with third parties, such as FOLIO community and Wikidata. Extending JCricket capabilities to cross-domain contexts will allow libraries to enrich their data while participating in the larger Wiki community.
Presenter: Andrea Gazzarini
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