Introductory reading

The introductory material listed here is compiled for new-comers in the field of Linked Data and should be consulted in the order provided within each category.

Introduction to: CIDOC-CRM

A video tutorial for CIDOC-CRM by Stephen Stead including text and slides (210min).

Introductory slides about the use of the CIDOC-CRM for the integration of cultural heritage data by Martin Doerr and Stephen Stead.

Extensive introduction to the CIDOC-CRM by Dominic Oldman.

Videos from the workshop on Linked Open Data and conservation from the OXLOD project (http://oxlod.eng.ox.ac.uk/), featuring Nicole Gilroy, Alexandra Greathead and Athanasios Velios (~90min).

Introduction to: Linked Open Data

Short video produced by Europeana to explain Linked Open Data (4min).

Short introductory text by James Day about the basic concepts of Linked Data (reading time 5min).

Video by Manu Sporny explaining Linked Data using drawings (12min).

An introduction to the principles of Linked Data by Jonathan Blanley written for non-technical audiences with a humanities background (reading time: ~60min).

Videos from the workshop on Linked Open Data and conservation from the OXLOD project (http://oxlod.eng.ox.ac.uk/), featuring Nicole Gilroy, Alexandra Greathead and Athanasios Velios (~90min).

Book edited by Ed Jones featuring an overview of Linked Data applications for libraries and cultural heritage.

Book on Linked Data by Tom Heath and Christian Bizer.

Introduction to: SKOS

A short text by Marcia Zeng explaining the various types of Knowledge Organisation Systems.

A relatively short description of the main ideas behind SKOS, published by the W3C.