WP1: Project Management.
- Project management to support the project, the relationships with project partners, and with the funders.
WP2: Data Modelling
- Model Archives Hub EAD data and Copac data to RDF
WP3: Technical Development – Linked Data Interface
- Transform RDF modelled to RDF XML.
- Enrich Hub and Copac data with data/links from sources such as DBPedia, BBC, LOC, VIAF, Musicbrainz, Freebase
- Provide both RDF and HTML documents for Archives Hub and Copac resources with stable well designed URIs
- Provide a SPARQL endpoint for the Hub Linked Data resources
- Look at feasibility of providing RESTful API interface to the Hub and Copac Linked Data resources
WP4: Prototype Development
- Test and refine requirements for proposed prototypes
- Design user interfaces for prototype
- Technical development and testing of the user interfaces
WP5: ‘Opportunities and Barriers’ Reporting
- Design and implement procedures for logging ongoing projects issues
- Analyse and synthesise logged issues around known Linked Data issues
- Report on opportunities and barriers using the project blog outlining methods and recommendations on how to overcome, mediate or mitigate against issues identified wherever possible.
WP6: Advocacy and Dissemination
- Report on ongoing project progress and findings at JISC programme events
- Demonstrate project outputs and report to communities on the findings of the opportunities and barriers reporting at relevant conferences and workshops
Project Management and Staffing
Adrian Stevenson will project manage LOCAH to ensure that the workplan is carried out to the timetable, and that effective dissemination and evaluation mechanisms are implemented according to the JISC Project Management guidelines. Consortium agreements in line with JISC guidelines will be established for the project partners. UKOLN will lead on all the workpackages. Staff who will work on LOCAH are already in post.
Support for Standards, Accessibility and Other Best Practices
LOCAH will adhere to the guidance and good practice provided by JISC in the Standards Catalogue and JISC Information Environment. The primary technology methodologies, standards and specifications adopted for this project will be:
- XML, XSLT, RDF XML, RDFa, FOAF, SKOS, SPARQL, n3, JSON, RSS/ATOM
- Metadata standards: EAD, MODS, Dublin Core
- Berners-Lee,T. (2006). ‘Linked Data – Design Issues’
- Berners-Lee,T. (1998). ‘W3C Style: Cool URIs don’t change’
- Cabinet Offices ‘Designing URI Sets for the UK Public Sector’
- Dodds, L., Davis, I., ‘Linked Data Patterns’
- W3C Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI)