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Presentation at CNI

John Wang and Laura Akerman presented on the Connections learning group and pilot project, at the Coalition for Networked Information Fall Forum in Washington, D.C. on Dec. 11. Slides from the presentation are now on Slideshare.

The presentation was well attended and there was lively discussion afterward. Many institutions are trying to come to grips with how to move forward with linked data and appreciated our sharing of plans and experience so far.

Links and visualization

I’ve added a page with a few links to some useful information, put together for and by our group when we were in “study phase”.

Our latest activity has been focused on

1. Loading the last bits of converted and hand-made RDF (slowed by lack of a “batchloader” in Sesame’s OpenRDF Workbench and no time to write/test a script to do it!). We’ve now got LC vocabulary links for finding aids and regimental histories, thanks to Bernardo Gomez.

2. Visualization. Here we’ve hit some roadblocks. The main one is, we haven’t figured out […]