Making connections: Turning the Charles W. Cushman Photograph Collection into a Linked Open Data set

September 28th 2016 @ 12:00pm to @ 1:00pm
Hazelbaker Hall (E159)
Herman B Wells Library
1320 E 10th St
Bloomington, IN 47405
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Julie Hardesty, Metadata Analyst & Assistant Librarian, Digital Collections Services

What does it mean to turn data into Linked Data? That is the question we are attempting to answer with this project. The IU Libraries released the metadata for the Cushman Photograph Collection under a CC-BY license as a CSV file and it is also available as an OAI-PMH harvestable feed in XML. But what would it take to make this metadata part of the Semantic Web and what does that mean for our digital collections moving forward? How might a collection like this available through the Semantic Web help researchers? This talk does not have all of the answers but we do have a story to share involving Cushman, OpenRefine, and RDF. Join us to learn what’s happened and how the IU Libraries will use this learning experience to shape our digital collections into the future.

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Fall 2016 Digital Library Brown Bag Schedule

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Contact Info

Wells Library W501
1320 East Tenth Street
Indiana University
Bloomington, IN 47405
Michelle Dalmau
Michelle Dalmau - Head, Digital Collections Services, Associate Librarian
(812) 855-1261