I am looking for examples of library patron facing systems or services that are enabled by LOD. Right, if the system is well designed, then one might not be able to tell how it was built. That's why I am asking my colleagues to point me at these systems. On the other hand, given all the work required to migrate libraries to LOD (see BIBFRAME) as some advocate, shouldn't we expect that new types of user experiences will be possible in return?
Here is what people have sent on or off the list so far:
From: Code for Libraries <[log in to unmask]> on behalf of Esmé Cowles <[log in to unmask]>
Sent: Wednesday, February 11, 2015 10:25 AM
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Subject: Re: [CODE4LIB] seeking linked data-based user interface examples in libraries
This is a good point. Our DAMS (http://library.ucsd.edu/dc/) uses RDF, and there are link headers advertising the fact that you can add .rdf to our object and collection pages to get the RDF/XML for them. But there isn't a lot in the UI that would tell you that.
> On 02/11/15, at 7:20 AM, Ethan Gruber <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> It depends on what you mean by interface. Are you just looking for social
> network visualizations or virtually any interface built on LOD (which may
> be quite varied and transparent to the point you don't even realize you are
> interacting with linked data)?
> Most of these social network graphs are generated from static files (like
> the SNAC radial graph, which is a graph XML scheme derived from EAC-CPF) or
> from desktop tools. The holy grail for social network analysis is to build
> (e.g., from SPARQL). I'm going to start working on this as soon as this
> summer in xEAC (https://github.com/ewg118/xEAC) as soon as I finish the
> EAC-CPF -> CIDOC-CRM crosswalk.
> On Wed, Feb 11, 2015 at 10:12 AM, David Lowe <
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>> I consider SNAC and its radial graph view one of the leaders in this space:
>> On 2/11/15, Sheila M. Morrissey <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>>> Do you know if the relationship-viewer source code open source and
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>>> From: Code for Libraries [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of
>>> Kevin Hawkins
>>> Sent: Tuesday, February 10, 2015 11:27 PM
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>>> Subject: Re: [CODE4LIB] seeking linked data-based user interface
>> examples in
>>> Here's one that I heard about at a presentation at ALA Midwinter:
>>> People also like to cite this one, though it's not, strictly speaking,
>>> in a library:
>>> On 2/10/15 12:39 PM, Adam L. Chandler wrote:
>>>> I am working on a presentation about linked data and I need some help.
>>>> talk is about examples of linked data-based user interfaces in
>>>> wireframes, demos, or working systems. I am having difficulty finding
>>>> them. Please send me your examples.
>>>> Adam Chandler