Works in Progress Webinar: Linked Open Data for Digitized Special Collections

Wednesday, June 8, 2016 - 12:00pm


This Webinar will be of interest to catalogers, metadata librarians and curators of digitized special collections seeking models for making their digital collections more visible to Linked Open Data services and better connected to related resources on the Semantic Web.


Today digitized special collections play a major role in humanities scholarship and pedagogy. When well-connected such collections can better achieve contextual mass, enable complex connective research, and support the collation and contextualization of physically dispersed primary sources. This webinar will describe the in-progress enrichment and transformation of metadata describing two digitized image collections at the University of Illinois. We will describe the challenges of turning metadata strings into URIs, discuss the expressiveness and our use of, detail how we map traditional metadata into RDF, and outline how we plan to provide users with new functionalities that leverage increased connectedness and integration with other Linked Open Data resources. 

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