DCMI Global Meetings & Conferences, DC-2011, The Hague

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Linked Jazz: An Exploratory Prototype
Cristina Pattuelli, Chris Weller, Genevieve Szablya

Last modified: 2011-10-07


This project report reports on the initial phase of an ongoing project investigating the application of Linked Open Data (LOD) technology to enhance discovery and visibility of digital cultural heritage materials. The project explores the applicability of Friend-Of-A-Friend (FOAF) to digital archives of jazz history to expose relationships between musicians and reveal their community’s network. New modes of connecting cultural data and making them searchable as a whole in a seamless discovery environment would open unprecedented opportunities to create new kinds of meaning and elicit new streams of interpretation. The goal of this project is to help uncover meaningful connections between documents and data related to the personal and professional lives of musicians who often practice in rich and diverse social networks. This project report reports on the methods involved and the challenges encountered in the first phase of the project.

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