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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. Jon Voss

    Challenge Entry: ReLOAD – Repository for Linked Open Archival Data

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    Voting closed 15 Dec. 2012. 227 Liked

    Title: ReLOAD – Repository for Linked Open Archival Data

    Team: Reload

    Short Description:
    ReLOAD (Repository for Linked Open Archival Data) project aims to experiment Semantic Web’s standards and LOD technologies in archival domain in order to share archival resources in the web of data.
    ReLOAD is sponsored by Archivio Centrale dello Stato, Istituto Beni Culturali Regione Emilia Romagna, and Regesta.exe

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  5. 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

  6. 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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  7. Jeff Mixter

    Challenge Entry: Datamodelers

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    Voting closed 9 May, 2013. 164 Liked

    Title: Linked Data Data Modeling: Converting VRA Core 4 into Linked Data

    Team: Datamodelers

    Short Description: This project attempted to bridge the gap between the founding principles of Linked Data and published RDF datasets.  In doing so, it is hoped that Linked data can be more effectively used and implemented by Galleries, Libraries, Archives and Museums.  The focus of this study was developing a Linked Data data model that incorporates popular domain specific vocabularies (primarily Schema.org and FOAF).  The VRA 4 restricted XML schema was converted into a new Linked Data data model using Protégé, then an XSLT stylesheet was used to convert an existing VRA 4 dataset into RDF.  The detailed description of the study as well as the tools developed (including the Ontology and the XSLT stylesheet) can be downloaded from http://purl.org/jmixter/thesis

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