Category Linked Open Data

On Scholarship, or Why I Didn’t Write a Book on Linked Open Data This Past Winter Break

After a semester and a summer of research, 2 months of intense editing (including the entire re-framing of our our short paper), and about 15 LaTeX formatting snafus, I flew to North Carolina with a fellow SILS student to attend and present at my first ever conference. The paper we wrote addressed how linked open […]

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A Symbiotic Relationship: Information Architecture and the Semantic Web

Linked open data technology and the Semantic Web open up new opportunities for information architects in the connection, management and publishing of information. Information Architects, in turn, can help to make resources published through the Semantic Web more user friendly. Traditionally, locating and querying information within the Semantic Web has been difficult for general web […]

Formulating batch API GET requests with Python

The first step in many linked open data and digital humanities projects is requesting data from institution’s APIs. The documentation for APIs can be extensive (New York Times) or more limited in scope, especially for projects that are not yet complete. While attempting to retrieve data from the new Cooper-Hewitt API for a school project, […]

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Crafting Linked Open Data for Cultural Heritage: Mapping and Curation Tools for the Linked Jazz Project

I’m proud to announce that the Linked Jazz Project has had a paper published in the Code4Lib Journal! Working as a part of the Linked Jazz Project Team with my peers at Pratt SILS as well as dedicated alumni and our fearless project leader Dr. Cristina Pattuelli has been a major highlight of my time […]

The New York Times Linked Open Data APIs: All the News That’s Fit to printf()

Continuing the legacy of the New York Times Index, which stretches back nearly to the founding of the newspaper, The New York Times and The New York Times Company Research & Development Lab have adopted Linked Open Data to maintain and share the newspaper’s extensive holdings. The New York Times’ suite of Linked Open Data […]

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Civil War Data 150: Unfinished Dreams

Civil War Data 150 headed by Jon Voss, initially began as a partnership between The Archives of Michigan, The Internet Archive and Freebase. Later, the project added two additional partners: The University of Richmond and HistoryPin – Voss’s newest project. Civil War Data 150 (CWD150) was created to celebrate the sesquicentennial of the American Civil […]

Library of Congress Linked Data Services: Minting Authoritative URIs

As part of an initiative to drive American libraries and scholarly institutions towards sharing data more openly, the Library of Congress has embarked on a Bibliographic Framework Plan. This plan will encourage libraries as well as the Library of Congress itself to slowly transition from MARC records towards RDA and Linked Open Data. Since 2009, […]