I agree with Roy. Seems like something that could be easily handled with
PHP or Python scripts. Someone on the list may even have a homegrown
solution (improved duct tape) they would be happy to share. I fail to see
what the project has to do with linked data or why you would go that route.
Head of Web Services & Associate Professor
JD Williams Library
University of Mississippi
University, MS 38677
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On Wed, Aug 6, 2014 at 9:33 PM, Roy Tennant <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> I'm puzzled about why you want to use linked data for this. At first glance
> the requirement simply seems to be to fetch data from your ILS server,
> which likely could be sent in any number of simple packages that don't
> require an RDF wrapper. If you are the only one consuming this data then
> you can use whatever (simplistic, proprietary) format you want. I just
> don't see what benefits you would get by creating "linked data" in this
> case that you wouldn't get by doing something much more straightforward and
> simple. And don't be harshing on duct tape. Duct tape is a perfectly fine
> solution for many problems.
> On Wed, Aug 6, 2014 at 2:45 PM, Michael Beccaria <[log in to unmask]
> > I have recently had the opportunity to create a new library web page and
> > host it on my own servers. One of the elements of the new page that I
> > to improve upon is providing live or near live information on technology
> > availability (10 of 12 laptops available, etc.). That data resides on my
> > ILS server and I thought it might be a good time to upgrade the bubble
> > and duct tape solution I now have to creating a real linked data service
> > that would provide that availability information to the web server.
> > The problem is there is a lot of overly complex and complicated
> > information out there onlinked data and RDF and the semantic web etc. and
> > I'm looking for a simple guide to creating a very simple linked data
> > service with php or python or whatever. Does such a resource exist? Any
> > advice on where to start?
> > Thanks,
> > Mike Beccaria
> > Systems Librarian
> > Head of Digital Initiative
> > Paul Smith's College
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