Linked Conservation Data

Linked Conservation Data is a Network of partners working on improving access of conservation documentation records. The aim of the Network is to discuss and report on ways that conservation documentation can be disseminated and re-used more effectively through Linked Data.

Project objectives

We have identified three areas of development for the network’s attention: Terminology, Modelling, and Dissemination.

  • Terminology: In the Semantic Web, communicating by using a variety of terminology traditions is important for disambiguation. The Network will assess the suitability of existing vocabularies in conservation and identify the amount of work needed both in terms of coverage and in terms of formatting to improve them for use in Linked Data applications. The relevant Linked Data standard for vocabularies is SKOS.
  • Modelling: In the Semantic Web, the type of each published record needs to be explicitly declared. For example, machines need to be able to handle records of type condition assessment and records of type treatment proposal differently. A standard which provides different types of records (classes) is the CIDOC-CRM. The Network will assess the suitability of the CRM and its extensions for conservation.
  • Dissemination: The Network will share best practices for producing Linked Data from conservation documentation and report on the readiness and capacity of existing software to host and share Linked Data.

Introductory webinar: Why Linked Data?

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This webinar will introduce conservators to the ideas of the Semantic Web and will demonstrate cases where Linked Data is a useful technology for disseminating conservation records. The webinar will also be an opportunity for the Network partners to meet online for the first time.

Friday, 03 May, 2019 - 15:30 to 17:30 BST

Project update - April 2019

Hello Linked Conservation Data Consortium members,

As we reach the two month mark for our nascent Conservation Linked Data Consortium we wanted to let you know what we’ve been up to as we work on a range of activities to get the project underway.

We thought we’d send out this email and continue in the months to come. Let us know if there’s a different way you’d like to stay in touch. We are open to many options, including regular network teleconference.

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