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Case study: Towards a linked digital collection of Latvian Cultural Heritage

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A talk about the Linked Digital Collection pilot project "Rainis and Aspazija" presented at WHiSe 2016 (1st Workshop on Humanities in the Semantic Web).

Paper: http://ceur-ws.org/Vol-1608/paper-04.pdf

Project: http://runa.lnb.lv/

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Case study: Towards a linked digital collection of Latvian Cultural Heritage

  1. 1. “Rainis and  Aspazija” Linked  Digital  Collection   (Latvian  Cultural  Heritage) Uldis Bojārs uldis.bojars@gmail.com WHiSE 2016  – Crete,  Greece – 29.05.2016
  2. 2. Rainis and  Aspazija • Creative  Personalities • Public  Figures • Opinion  leaders 150th anniversary  of  Rainis and  Aspazija (2015)
  3. 3. Linked  Data  pilot  project • Linked  [Digital]  Collection – a collection  of  interlinked  objects • Rich,  multi-­‐format  content – Personal  correspondence  (annotated) – Literary  works – Posters,  archive  documents – Audio  /  video
  4. 4. R & A SYSTEM* DIGITAL OBJECT MANAGEMENT SYSTEM* Collection objects Ex LIBRIS ALEPH Authority data Bibliographic data HTML Annotations Annotation Entity DB
  5. 5. Linked  Data • HTTP  URIs – Objects  link  to  others  objects • Linked  Data  interface: – Object  information  -­‐>  RDF – HTTP  content  negotiation – RDF  autodiscovery links
  6. 6. Where  are  the  links? • R&A  objects: – to  *entities*  mentioned  in  annotations • entity  objects:  10x  more  than  the  original  objects – to  related  R&A  objects – to  Digit.  Obj.  management  (DOM)  system  URIs • R&A  annotation  entities: – to  R&A  objects  that  refer  to  them – external  links  (both  to  RDF  and  HTML)
  7. 7. <http://runa.lnb.lv/60316/> a  bibo:Document ; dct:title "Raiņa vēstule Aspazijai Rīgā,  1894.  gada [...]"@lv   ; dct:language <http://id.loc.gov/vocabulary/iso639-­‐2/lav>   ; dct:creator <http://runa.lnb.lv/lnc04-­‐000030988/>   ; bibo:recipient <http://runa.lndb.lv/lnc04-­‐000123642/>   ; dct:subject <http://dom.lndb.lv/data/auth/209746>   ; dct:spatial <http://dom.lndb.lv/data/auth/121539>   ; dct:abstract "Vēstules transkribētais teksts,   komentēts.;   Sastādītājs un  komentāru autors Jānis Zālītis.   Redaktore Sandra   Zobena."@lv   ; foaf:depiction <http://runa.lnb.lv/ftp_files/60312/60312.png>   ; bibo:owner <http://dom.lndb.lv/data/clas/locationorganization#737>   ; dct:hasPart <http://dom.lndb.lv/data/obj/file/268846.xml>   ; owl:sameAs <http://dom.lndb.lv/data/obj/60316/>   .
  8. 8. <http://runa.lnb.lv/60316/> bibo:annotates <http://runa.lnb.lv/60312/>   .   <http://runa.lnb.lv/60316/> dc:references <http://runa.lnb.lv/LNC10-­‐000003165/>   ; #  [...] Not  shown  here: • Object  metadata  also  expressed  using  Schema.org RDF  vocabularies  used: • Bibo (Document,  Letter,  ...) • Dublin  Core • Schema.org • SKOS,  FOAF,  ...
  9. 9. Let’s look at links (time for a demo?) http://runa.lnb.lv -­‐ publicly  available  from  mid-­‐June  2016
  10. 10. Future  work: • Improved  annotation  tools  (e.g.  with  typed  links) • Annotating  additional  types  of  objects • Publish  open  data  for  DH  researchers Challenges: • Limited  resources • Developers  not  familiar  with  Linked  Data • [  Data  modelling  ]
  11. 11. Linked  Digital  Collection   “Rainis and  Aspazija” • Rich  collection,  various  types  of  content • Object  annotations   – additional  links  between  objects • Linked  Data  interface – publishes  open  data  (for  reuse) – links  to  objects  in  other  Linked  Data  systems E-­‐mail:  uldis.bojars@gmail.com
  12. 12. This  talk  was  partially  supported  by Latvia  State  Culture  Capital  Foundation (Valsts kultūrkapitāla  fonds)

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