Linked Open Data at the Science Museum

A session at MCN 2012

  • Daniel Evans

Friday 9th November, 2012

3:30pm to 4:00pm (PST)

Earlier this year, the Science Museum in London embarked on an experimental project to merge information about their collection from a menagerie of sources into a single linked data format (RDF) repository; and to provide APIs and a public-facing website based on this content.

Data was extracted from a variety of systems, some over a decade old, including the Collections Management System, the Digital Asset Management System, and content from various websites, and consolidated into a triple store.

This presentation will discuss the technical systems used to create this new representation of the museum’s information, and some of the problems and pitfalls that were encountered in the move to Linked Data. These include problems in defining the system, as well data reconciliation and ontology issues. Finally, we will provide details of the benefits and potential uses of this new consolidated representation of the Science Museum’s data.

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MCN 2012

United States United States, Seattle

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