VALA2012 Session 14 Mason

Are the GLAMs going to bring a steampunk/neo-Victorian sensibility and aesthetic to Linked Open Data?

VALA2012 CONCURRENT SESSION 14: Museum Connections
Thursday 9 February 2012, 13:35 - 14:15
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Ingrid Mason

Intersect Australia Ltd / Australian National Data Service, NSW

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The premise underlying this paper is that the cultural collecting sector, that is, galleries, libraries, archives and museums (GLAMs) have established description practices, communities of practice, and shared interest in collaboration and exploiting Linked Open Data (LOD) technologies to improve resource discovery of cultural collections online. The question posed is a means of unpacking: what LOD means in technical terms; what other technologies support resource discovery; what impact using LOD might have on collecting sector description practices and more widely in other sectors with increasing levels of openness in the provision of data and metadata, such as eResearch and government sectors.

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