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Selected presentations of the project

By Silvia Southwick on April 10, 2014 2:57 PM | Permalink

The project has been presented in several conferences, workshops and user group meetings. Please find below a sample of 3 of these presentations. These presentations were followed by a demo of visualization tools that were used to display the linked data generated.

1) Workshop at the Marriott Library, October 2013, at Salt Lake City for Mountain West Digital Library (MWDL) partners. This was a full day workshop where in the morning we explored the basic concepts of linked data and in the afternoon attendees practice generating linked data from a sample digital collection

Part 1 of the Workshop (October 2013)

2) Presentation to the 2014 MWDL hub representatives, March 2013, Salt Lake City.

Hubs meeting (April 2014)

3) Presentation at the 2014 CNI members meeting, St. Louis

CNI meeting (March 2014)

Watch the presentation here.

 

Below we provide short videos containing demos of visualization tools applied to the linked data that was generated from UNLV Libraries digital collections . This is the beginning of our investigation concerning visualization tools.

  • RelFinder -- open source tool that allows visualization of relationships among selected objects

We use the RelFinder in two demos: The first one displays relationships among people who were interviewed for our oral history digital collection called The African American Experience in Las Vegas. The relationships were extracted from the interview transcripts and classified using the Relationships ontology.

The second demo refers to relationship among people who were identified in photographs of our collections. Since RelFinder operated using our entire data set in this example, relationships  were found among people that are part of different digital collections. In the example, we look for relationships between Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin and Sands Hotel and Casino. Relationships in this demo occur due to, for example, photographs that contain the two persons, or person(s) that were part of a show that happened in the Sands Hotel and Casino. Note that these relationships are not categorized as the ones in the first demo -- they are based on the Europeana Data Model.

 

  • OpenLink Virtuoso PivotViwer -- OpenLink Virtuoso is a powerful quad-store. There are commercial and open source versions of this software. The PivotViewer is an interesting way to visualize data that has images associated to the subjects of the triples. In the demo below we are visualizing the images of the showgirls costume designs which are part of our Showgirls digital collection.