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  1. richardlehane

    Challenge Entry: Corbicula


    Voting is closed. 31 liked.

    Title: Corbicula
    Team: Corbicula

    Short Description

    Corbicula is a gateway application, for automating the publication of Linked Open Data from Collection Management Systems.

    Corbicula uses OAI-PMH to extract data from Collection Management Systems, XSLT transformations to convert the metadata records to RDF graphs, and the SPARQL Graph Store protocol to store the data in a SPARQL store, for where it is published as Linked Open Data.

    Corbicula was originally written as a set of command-line scripts, but is now being redeveloped as a web application, for ease of hosting and administration.

  2. richardlehane

    Challenge Entry: CORE Contextual Reader


    Voting is closed. 20 liked.

    Title: CORE Contextual Reader
    Team: CORE

    Short Description

    CORE is a contextual reader application that utilizes configurable Linked Data vocabularies to support reading in unfamiliar domains. CORE works by providing the reader with e.g. descriptions, pictures, and maps of unfamiliar concepts. Serendipidous discovery of related knowledge is also supported by linking in resources from configurable repositories.
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  3. richardlehane

    Challenge Entry: Get your coins out of your pocket!


    Voting is closed. 93 liked.

    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 through time and space in the online research environment we have developed: 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:
    Developed by:

  4. richardlehane

    Challenge Entry: LodView goes LAM


    Voting is closed. 361 liked.

    Title: LodView goes LAM
    Team: LodLive

    Short Description

    LodView is an OpenSource IRI dereferencerer and a web application, it helps Semantic Web spreading and helps users in publishing data according to the W3C.

    LodView literally gives Linked Data a new shape.

    We want to investigate what the LAM community feels about LodView to be encouraged to do more.

    the team: Diego Valerio Camarda (developer) and Alessandro Antonuccio (graphic designer), both members of the LodLive team.
    long description:
    main site:
    git repo:
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  5. richardlehane

    Challenge Entry: Agate World War I


    Voting is closed. 7 liked.

    Title: Agate World War I
    Team: uowlibrary

    Short Description

    Our linked data project is based on the UOW Library’s William Agate World War I collection.

    The aims of the project are:
    • To utilise and enhance connections with emerging linked data sets that have been created by others.
    • To open up this collection and improve its visibility further by building a narrative interface.
    • To provide value to the community through linking content with authoritative external resources.
    • To create and utilise existing name authorities (URIs) using the Libraries Australia/Trove system.

    Team members for this project are Clare Job, Rebecca Daly, Susan Jones, and Noel Broadhead.

  6. richardlehane

    Challenge Entry: Falstaff


    Voting is closed. 100 liked.

    Title: Falstaff
    Team: Shaul Zevin

    Short Description

    Falstaff implements a novel approach to file format identification based on machine learning techniques.

    I would like to promote the following ideas by using Falstaff platform:

    • Expose ontology as RDF graph.
    • Provide novel digital signatures computed by Falstaff to other identification tools via open linked data interface.
    • Enrich digital signatures with relations such as superset and equality.
    • Provide format samples for a big number of formats as WEB resources.
    • Extend format identification ontology toward identification tools benchmark creation by using public corpora.

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  7. richardlehane

    Challenge Entry: Preservation Planning Ontology


    Voting is closed. 243 liked.

    Title: Preservation Planning Ontology
    Team: Artefactual Systems

    Short Description

    Artefactual Systems proposes to develop a Preservation Planning Ontology, to turn digital preservation planning Documents into Preservation Planning Data.

    Linking existing vocabularies from PREMIS, NEPOMUK, ORE and others, the Preservation Planning Ontology would fill a real gap the digital preservation world.

    Building on the Format Policy Registry, a tool that is bundled with the open source Archivematica project, the first goal of this project is to develop a new ontology that allows Preservation Rules to be described, along with the tools used to enact those rules.

    The second goal will be to develop a reference implementation of this new ontology in Archivematica.

  8. richardlehane

    Challenge Entry: LODStories


    Voting is closed. 16 liked.

    Title: LODStories: Learning About Art by Building Multimedia Stories
    Team: LODStories

    Short Description

    LODStories is a web-based application that enables users to explore linked data about art and discover interesting connections between artists and artwork. After exploration, the application will generate summaries about the artists or artworks users have selected, and they can construct a narrative story by choosing related images or videos.
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  9. Jon Voss

    Challenge Entry: Open Memory Project


    Voting is closed. 296 liked.

    Title: Open Memory Project
    Team: Open Memory Project

    Short Description

    A Linked Data Web Portal to publish and access resources on the History of the Jews and the Shoah in Italy

    The Open Memory Project has been realized by the Centro di Documentazione Ebraica Contemporanea CDEC Foundation in Milan in partnership with Regesta. exe from Rome.
    The CDEC Foundation ( is an institute of research involved in the preservation of the cultural and historical heritage of the Jews in Italy in the contemporary age. It was born in 1955 and since then its special focus is on the documents and testimonies about the Shoah in Italy. Regesta.exe ( is one of the most important italian IT companies, specialized in LOD technologies applied to the cultural heritage.

    The main aim of the Open Memory Project is the publication on the web of information and resources coming from the CDEC Foundation’s archives and library, using the LInked Open Data Technologies.

    Team members: team members: Laura Brazzo, Silvia Mazzini, Simone Pasquini.
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  10. richardlehane

    Challenge Entry: eCultureMap


    Voting is closed. 51 liked.

    Title: eCultureMap
    Team: eCultureMap

    Short Description

    The eCultureMap ( is the effort of the Europeana partners to put their cultural content on the one single global geographical interactive knowledge map. It is a creative and efficient re-use of Europeana open meta data which are under licence Creative Commons CC0 1.0. The concept of the eCultureMap is to relate geographical context of cultural objects with national portals and in international contex of Europeana. Current version of the map displays more than 2 million digital cultural heritage objects from European museums, libraries, archives. The content of eCultureMap could be also re-used via web services in other cultural, travelling and educational portals. The eCultureMap is developed using open source software: OpenLayers, PostgreSQL, PostGIS, GeoServer, Apache Solr – Lucene, and other.

  11. richardlehane

    Challenge Entry: Axel-LOD


    Voting is closed. 60 liked.

    Title: Axel-LOD
    Team: llgcnlw


    Short Description

    A project by 3 members of staff from the National Library of Wales in Aberystwyth, Glen Robson, Paul McCann and Owain Roberts.

    An idea in its very early stages to use DBpedia and Wikidata to discover and expose connections between concepts and images published on Wiki Commons from our own collections.

    With the aim of allowing our users to search and browse our collections based on crowd sourced concepts not present in our native metadata

    Navigate clusters of images organised by Wikipedia types and subjects. For example view images of People or things.

    Compare and enhance our own metadata.

    Provide a new way of discovering images based on linked data concepts rather than traditional Catalogue search

    We only came across the challenge with a few hours to go, so our video is a prezi! We suggest you set the autoplay to 10 seconds and arrow through the transitions, kick back and enjoy a trip back to the 80’s.

    Try out the concept in early Alpha and suggest new categories at

  12. richardlehane

    Challenge Entry: Graphity – The Danish Newspapers


    Voting is closed. 326 liked.

    Title: Graphity – The Danish Newspapers
    Team: Graphity

    Short Description

    Danish Newspapers is a registry of newspapers with historical and factual metadata records, curated by the Danish State and University Library. The library was looking for a vendor that could digitize three existing printed volumes and turn them into a modern online solution with an option to edit existing data and add new data, both structured and rich-text.

    Graphity Linked Data Platform was used for developing the Web application that publishes Linked Data as well as user-friendly and mobile-ready XHTML.

    Graphity Team: Martynas Jusevicius, Dziugas Tornau & Niels Jacobsen (bit2media)

  13. richardlehane

    Challenge Entry: EEXCESS – Enhancing Europe’s eXchange in Cultural Educational and Scientific reSources


    Voting is closed. 243 liked.

    Title: EEXCESS – Enhancing Europe’s eXchange in Cultural Educational and Scientific reSources
    Team: EEXCESS

    Short Description

    In the last decade, Europe has conducted a tremendous effort to make cultural, educational and scientific resources publicly available. Although such massive amounts of culturally and scientifically rich content are available, the potential of its use for educational and scientific purposes remains largely untapped. One reason can be seen in current web content dissemination mechanisms which are dominated by a small number of large central hubs like major search engines (e.g. Google), social networks (e.g. Facebook) or online encyclopaedias (e.g. Wikipedia). In order to maintain their valuable services, those large hubs have to focus on commercially viable mainstream content. While cultural and scientific resources provide valuable and educational content, they cannot be considered as ‘mainstream’. Quite contrary, most of this can be considered as high-quality niche content for a rather small community and forms part of the so-called Long Tail. The Long Tail theory , first introduced by Chris Anderson, argues that in internet-based markets, niche content adds up to a huge body of knowledge, but is hidden from most users. In the Long Tail, content is maintained and curated by a large number of small to medium-sized institutions such as memory organisations (e.g. archives and museums), national and digital libraries and open educational repositories. However, the few large Web hubs hardly support the dissemination of this Long Tail content leaving a gap for bringing cultural and scientific wealth into educational and scientific processes.
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  14. richardlehane

    Challenge Entry: Dutch Ships and Sailors


    Voting is closed. 64 liked.

    Title: Dutch Ships and Sailors
    Team: DSS

    Short Description

    The Dutch Ships and Sailors project brings together multiple Dutch maritime historical datasets retrieved from multiple archives. We use Linked Open Data for representing and interlinking the data resulting into one interoperable but heterogeneous datacloud. Experts and laypeople can browse, search and query this network of ships and sailors online.
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  15. richardlehane

    Challenge Entry: Project Mosul


    Voting is closed. 46 liked.

    Title: Project Mosul
    Team: projectmosul

    Short Description

    Project Mosul is a volunteer effort to crowd-source the digital restoration of heritage destroyed in zones of conflict, particularly in the Mosul area of Iraq.

    Team: Matthew Vincent, Chance Coughenour, Marinos Ioannides

  16. richardlehane

    Challenge Entry: The Muninn Project


    Voting is closed. 36 liked.

    Title: The Muninn Project
    Team: Muninn

    Short Description

    The Muninn project is a research project creating Linked Open Data from First World War Archival, Library and Museums sources. The aim is to take digitized documents, extract the data using computing power and turn that information into structured Linked Open Data. Experience has shown that creating the data is much easier than consuming it and the project has been focusing on making use of Linked Open Data not only for analytical projects but for serendipitous uses in 3D visualizations and printing also.

    This submission was created by Robert Warren and Mark Farrel.