OXLOD is a one-year pilot project funded by the University of Oxford to assess the practical benefits of linking data for its Museums, Collections and related academic research. Linking data in different parts of the University will benefit research, enrich ‘discovery’, and create a model that can be used by other institutions.
This pilot will test the value of presenting data from the University’s Gardens, Libraries & Museums (GLAM) collections as Linked Data on the Semantic Web in order to drive discoverability and consolidation for research, teaching and learning. Data from a small sample of GLAM datasets will be converted to Linked Data using a knowledge representation system that can be queried and the results presented as dynamically generated web pages.
The pilot will also explore the implications of using a wider Linked Data approach for GLAM, and assuming the initial results are encouraging, ways to expand it to a follow-on project.
Open Workshops (details below)
Open workshops are held on the second Tuesday of the month in OeRC - the University’s e-Research Centre in the Department of Engineering Science. They provide opportunities to learn about Linked Data from experts informally. Participants are welcome to bring their own lunch. Each workshop provides up to date progress reports, brief presentations about the datasets linked over the past month, opportunities to transfer knowledge and attract new data from the broadly-defined heritage sector.