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I wrote some software that makes digitized documents accessible to users using linked data; it’s not a very pretty beast as I’m not a graphic designer nor CSS whizzkid. The data is piped to the front end via APIs; I

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The W3C vocabulary initiative is arse-about-tit

Phil Archer has posted on his W3C blog regarding future W3C initiatives on vocabularies; he opens thus: When the Semantic Web first began, the expectation was that people would create their own vocabularies/schemas as required – it was all part

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Conversations with technology vendors in 2013

I had an interesting conversation over a few beers with a technology vendor at ELAG2013; the at times animated and amusing conversation was fun and I appreciate people spending their time on explaining things to me. What surprised me was

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Catmandu: a tool for people who’re interested in data

I’m attending a workshop at ELAG 2013 in Ghent, the first workshop (09:30–17:30) was on Catmandu, part of Librecat. I pointed out on Twitter that this workshop should have been titled “Google Refine for grown ups”, which might seem slightly

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A dull child, or, everyone else is doing it, so why can’t we?

Several library technology providers are using the current crop of NoSQL technologies†: OCLC uses HBase Ex Libris, according to their own blurb is an Oracle partner, yet they use a “[p]rudent [mix] of Oracle and Cassandra to reach [their] goals”[source]

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