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Challenge Entry: Get your coins out of your pocket!

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Title: Get your coins out of your pocket!
Team: lab1100

Short Description

With this project we want to highlight the opportunities that emerge once institutions start to properly publish their data online and allow others to link it, enrich it, visualise it, and contextualise it. These opportunities are in particular helpful when dealing with limited/uncommunicative collections; collections that are hard to display because of their size or because they are difficult to engage with. In this project we show how you could use a linked dataset of Roman coins to tell stories about Roman history. We do this by visualising a numismatic collection created by the project http://nomisma.org/ through time and space in the online research environment we have developed: nodegoat.net. The outcome shows the potential that lies in these collections and how they can be used to engage with a larger audience. The final visualisations also show how linked data creates new opportunities to use existing collections within the walls of the museum or in an online interface.

We would like to continue to develop this concept in order to help institutions to get their data out there and produce meaningful and kick-ass visualisations.

See the public interface: http://coins.nodegoat.net/viewer
Data: http://nomisma.org/, http://wikidata.org
Tool: http://nodegoat.net/
Developed by: http://lab1100.com/

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