Yearly Archives: 2013

Changing thoughts

After a few busy weeks and a lot of interaction with Lukas Koster, Martin Malmsteen and others, I can say that there’s been some turmoil in my rock-solid (!) approach to what we do at the dirty, business end of

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Attribution licences for data and why you shouldn’t use them

I am quite vocal about disliking attribution licences; I was asked by Maria Ohlsson why that was on Twitter and I decided that it wasn’t possible to write meaningfully what I think in 140 characters, so here’s a blog post. I

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SWIB13: semantic web in bibliotheken 2013

[This is a brief overview of the content at this conference; I’ll add and edit soon.] Personal overview: I enjoyed this conference immensely because of the people involved – a BIG shout out to Lukas, Martin, Adrian, Felix, Roxana, two

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Of beer and upper ontologies and how they affect modelling

(Warning: this is a chatty, imprecise description written on a plane in a daze!) Lukas Koster (@lukask) from the University of Amsterdam and I were discussing some of the issues in using upper ontologies with linked data. One of the

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The problem of using a “local” upper ontology

In BIBFRAME, Europeana’s EDM, VIVO among others, it’s become a common pattern to use a common data model, often termed a “top ontology”, but more properly for logicians “upper ontology”. At SWIB13, we’ve seen a number of presentations that take

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BIBFRAME — time to slough off the non-bibliographic data?

It occurred to me that BIBFRAME is an excellent opportunity for libraries to slough off the non-bibliographic data that exists in the library systems our MARC data inhabits. What I’m talking about is the format “x” data, where we’re cataloguing

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A poke in the eye for linked data?

We’re creating an interface built on linked data; one particular view provides information about a (Norwegian) foaf:Person and we’d like this to be bilingual. Currently, we’re using data from DBPedia, however, this resource doesn’t have a Norwegian dbpedia-owl:abstract for this

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