Public voting for Heat 1 Challenge entries closed on December 15. Public voting and comments account for about 30% of the decision-making process for selecting finalists.

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  1. Jon Voss

    Challenge Entry: LODLAM Patterns

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    Voting closed 9 May, 2013. 10 Liked

    Title: LODLAM Patterns

    Team: LODLAM Patterns

    The LODLAM Patterns website will provide a venue for identifying, publishing, and refining what I call “representation patterns” for cultural heritage resources. Initial patterns will emerge from an analysis of contemporary cultural heritage metadata standards, but these will only serve to prime the pump. At the LODLAM Summit I will invite interested members of the community to join me in identifying useful patterns and improving published patterns through comments and discussion.

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  2. Seth van Hooland

    Challenge Entry: Free Your Metadata

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    Voting closed 15 Dec. 2012. 216 Liked

    Title: Free Your Metadata

    Team: Free Your Metadata

    Short Description

    The Free Your Metadata project wants to leverage existing tools to generate more adoption of Linked Data principles amongst librarians, archivists and museum professionals. Academia and companies have generated tremendous progress the last ten years regarding standards and technologies. We want to focus on large-scale adoption of these standards and technologies by making them available for a non-technical audience.

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  3. Jon Voss

    Meet the Teams: MisMuseos

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    Team: MisMuseos

    Country: Spain

    Team Leader: Ricardo Alonso Maturana

    Team members: María Elena Alvarado, María Ortega, Susana López-Sola, Rubén Vinagre, María José Ibáñez, Lorena Ruiz Elósegui, Javier Altuzarra, Juan Valer, Kamal Majaiti.

    The team brings together expertise in the development of semantic web, data structuring, exploitation of linked data, faceted search engines and algorithms based on semantic technologies.
    The team is formed by people from GNOSS company, a small Spanish company which has developed the first social and semantic platform of linked social networks that runs on semantic standards (Linked Data Web). The platform enables automatic data connection, the development of faceted searches based on reasoning and the generation of contexts and advanced recommendation systems (http://www.gnoss.com). GNOSS is the first Spanish company that published its datasets in the Linked Open Data Cloud and CKAN and appears in the LOD cloud since September 2011. GNOSS provides vertical solutions in Culture and Education through cultural and educational graphs of linked communities for connecting content as well as interests.

    MAIN GOAL AND DATASETS OF MISMUSEOS.NET
    The main goal of Mismuseos.net is to present a case of exploitation of Linked Data for the G.L.A.M. community through innovative end-user applications built on GNOSS. Mismuseos.net is a free access semantic online solution for end-users that allows them to find and discover museums-related content, and also reach some related external information thanks to the correlation with other datasets.
    Mismuseos.net uses several datasets: Europeana, Dbpedia, Geonames and Didactalia

  4. Jon Voss

    Challenge Entry: Metayogi

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    Voting closed 15 Dec. 2012. 15 Liked

    Title: Metayogi

    Team: Metayogi

    Short Description

    The Metayogi framework, developed by the University of Saskatchewan Library, is a design tool that allows teams to collaboratively build applications that model, collect, showcase and share metadata from multiple sources to support thematic research, learning and discovery.

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  5. behas

    Challenge Entry: Maphub

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    Voting closed 15 Dec. 2012. 77 Liked

    Title: Maphub – old maps in globally connected data networks

    Team: Maphub

    Short Description

    Old maps are a record of the past, exposing features people might want to tell stories about. We built Maphub, which is a prototype Web application that enables them to do so by creating annotations on digitized high-resolution historical maps. By semantically tagging regions on the map, users create associations between their annotations and resources in open Web-based data networks. These associations are leveraged to enable multilingual search and to generate overlays of historical maps on modern mapping applications. Contributed annotations are shared on the Web following the W3C Open Annotation specification. Maphub is built on the Linked Data technology stack and a first demo has been setup with the Library of Congress’ historical map collection. The high-level goal of this project is (i) to showcase how existing Linked data can be used and integrated into existing scholarly processes, such as annotations, and (ii) vice-versa, how applications could support users in contributing data and knowledge to broader, open data and knowledge networks.

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  6. timwray

    Challenge Entry : Canvas – Spatial Interaction of our Collections with Linked Open Data

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    Voting closed 15 Dec. 2012. 17 Liked

    Title: Canvas – Spatial Interaction of our Collections with Linked Open Data

    Team: Canvas

    Short Description

    Using the spatial concepts of landscapes and pathways, I’m experimenting with new ways of visualizing museum collections that entice the curious explorer. My work identifies themes and narratives within collections and showcases the connections that objects have with one another. I’m planning on using Linked Open Data to enrich the collection data-sets : giving greater context to the objects and enriching the connections between them.

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  7. Jon Voss

    Challenge Entry: Public Record Office Victoria (PROV) Semantic Wiki

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    Voting closed 15 Dec. 2012. 22 Liked

    Title: Public Record Office Victoria (PROV) Semantic Wiki

    Team: ASA4LODLAM

    See the Screencast here.

    Short Description

    Public Record Office Victoria (PROV) goal: to increase awareness of, access to and usage of the State Archives of Victoria by employing digital tools such as a semantic wiki which will add archival records to the evolving Web of Data as structured data.

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  8. timwray

    Challenge Entry: Canvas – Exploring Pathways through Collections

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    Voting closed 9 May, 2013. 7 Liked

    Title: Canvas – Exploring Pathways through Collections

    Team: Tim Wray

    Short Description

    Canvas is a re-imagining of the way we experience cultural heritage collections online : navigating pathways, encountering divergences, and finding connections. The project visualises linked data for the curious, wandering explorer.

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