The Winner Takes it All? -APIs and Linked Data Battle It Out

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<ul><li> 1. The Winner Takes It All? APIs and Linked Data Adrian StevensonJane StevensonMimas, The University of Manchester</li></ul> <p> 2. 3. WW1 Discovery Project Exemplar illustrating principlesof the JISC Discovery initiative Discovery about advocatingopen and aggregating Make digital content morediscoverable by people andmachines Building WW1 aggregation API discovery layer 4. WW1 Discovery: How? Aggregate data fromexisting APIs IWMand NMM Help others withexample APIs BL,MCR Archives, WelshVoices, LSE Formats: SOLR, RSS,OpenSearch, OAI-PMH, CSV 5. Prototype WW1 API#sxsw #lodlam 6. WW1 Discovery Layer: Info 7. WW1 Discovery Layer: Geo-data 8. Some Challenges Difficulties merging data varied content Lack of content images geo-data Content licenses not open Lack of APIs 9. Linking Lives Linking Lives is a JISC-funded project to createan end-user interface based on Linked Data A biographical interface, providing informationabout individuals that is taken from a varietyof sources It enables us to place archival descriptionswithin a much broader context 10. 11. 12. Type: geo:SpatialThingWithin: 13. Event: Birth of Skinner, Beverley, 1938-1999, artist andDeath of Skinner, Beverley, 1938-1999, artist 14. Martha Beatrice Webb ImageWorksLife dates: 1858-1943Epithet: social reformer and Our PartnershiphistorianMy ApprenticeshipFamily name: WebbThe case for the factory acts Beatrice Webbs diaries; edited by Margaret Cole The DiaryPlace of birth: Gloucester,EnglandPlace of death: Liphook,KnowsHampshire, EnglandBiographical Notes from: Beatrice Webb letters Beatrice Webb (1858 - 1943). Fabian Socialist, social reformer, writer, historian, diarist. Wife, collaborator and assistant of Sidney Webb, later Lord Passfield. Together they contributed to the radical ideology first of the Liberal Party and later of the Labour Party. from: Beatrice Webb, A summer holiday in Scotland, 1884. Beatrice Webb (1858-1943), nee Potter, social reformer and diarist. Married to Sidney Webb, pioneers of social science. She was involved in many spheres of political and social activity including the Labour Party, Fabianism, social observation, investigations into poverty, development of socialism, the foundation of the National Health Service and post war welfare state, the London School of,_1st_Baron_Passfield 15. Matching Subjects 16. Grace Ford, 1896-1941 same as Grace Ford? 17. Hub data inconsistencies Winston Leonard Churchill Sir Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill Churchill, Sir, Winston Leonard Spencer, 1874-1965, knight, prime minister and historian Churchill, Winston Leonard, 1874-1965, primeminister Churchill, Sir Winston, 1874-1965, knight,statesman and historian 18. We can start to say things that go beyond what is known within ourown spaceand if we use the same URIs we can link data sourcesmuch more easily 19. Vocabularies 20. Conclusions APIs offer useful tools &amp; lightweight approach WW1: creating APIs for institutions Locah: Linked Data for over 200 institutions Linked Data makes use of the Web architecture Uses HTTP URIs to represent resources Navigate through things via URIs Web of Data Can make APIs more Webby 21. Conclusions Linked Data opens data up to wide variety ofuses Can de-reference classes and properties Need to think more about the end user Need more tools Need to collaborate 22. 23. 24. Maybe not so much. 25. as. </p>


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