In computing, linked data is structured data which is interlinked with other data so it becomes more useful through semantic queries. It builds upon standard Web technologies such as HTTP, RDF, and URIs, but rather than using them to serve web pages only for human readers, it extends them to share information in a way that can be read automatically by computers. Part of the vision of linked data is for the Internet to become a global database.
Linked data may also be open data, in which case it is usually described as linked open data (LOD).
Linked Open Data and CollectionSpace
- Big idea: provide information stored in CSpace as linked data
- Big idea: use tools within CSpace to access other organizations' linked data, such as externally-maintained vocabularies
Accessing External Vocabularies via LOD
Suggested user stories:
User can search an externally maintained vocabulary (e.g. ITIS, Getty) via the CollectionSpace predictive text search interface
User can select a term from an externally maintained vocabulary via the CollectionSpace predictive text search interface
User can add data from an externally maintained vocabulary via the CollectionSpace predictive text search interface
User can add data from an externally maintained vocabulary to an individual CollectionSpace vocabulary term record
Resources, Links, Interesting Projects
O'Keeffe Museum collection browser - https://collections.okeeffemuseum.org/
Linked Art project - https://linked.art/index.html
JSON LD https://json-ld.org/