This article describes how LOCAH, a JISC-funded project working to make data from the Archives Hub available as Linked Data, continued on in a new form as "Linking Lives". Biographical data is presented on pages which are populated entirely by Linked Data from various authoritative sources (e.g., VIAF, DBpedia). One challenge faced involved data collection via the application' server vs client's web browse. Another was whether to reconcile of multiple source URIs via creation and persistence of a new URI or to map multiple URIs using the "owl:sameAs property".

Keywords: Linked Open Data (LOD), Libraries, Archives, and Museums (LAMs), HTTP URIs
Author: Stevenson, Jane
Publisher: ISQ (Information Standards Quarterly)
Date created: 2012-05-01 04:00:00.000
Time required: P20M
Educational use: instruction
Educational audience: professional
Interactivity type: expositive

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