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Re: [ol-discuss] OpenLibrary API RDF wrapper on Google App Engine

From: Rob Styles <rob.styles@talis.com>
Date: Mon, 5 Jan 2009 14:11:25 +0000
Cc: <public-lod@w3.org>, "Anand Chitipothu" <anandology@gmail.com>, "bernard.vatant" <bernard.vatant@mondeca.com>, "Gautier Poupeau" <gautier.poupeau@gmail.com>
Message-ID: <07C513F1-53F4-4D1B-B37A-7795EB025C71@talis.com>
To: "Open Library -- general discussion" <ol-discuss@archive.org>

Thomas,

This is very interesting. I've spent some time looking at the OL data  
and transforming it into RDF also.

Have you spent any time trying to provide more links within the data,  
rather than out to other data sets?

Also, in the example you gave, http://olrdf.appspot.com/key/b/OL5218098M.rdf 
  you have a contributor that looks a little odd:

	<rdf:Description rdf:about="Weisgard, Leonard, 1916- illus."/>

Is this because OL doesn't provide URIs for the illustrators? If so,  
perhaps it should be a blank node:

	<bibo:contributorList rdf:parseType="Collection">
		<foaf:Person>
			<foaf:name>Weisgard, Leonard, 1916- illus.</foaf:name>
		</foaf:Person>
	</bibo:contributorList>

This is a great start. Is OL planning to integrate your work into the  
OL interface?

rob


On 5 Jan 2009, at 13:21, Thomas FRANCART wrote:

> Hi
>
> I have written a wrapper to expose openlibrary.org api data as RDF.  
> It is written in Python and deployed on google app engine.
> You can reach it at these URL :
>   - http://olrdf.appspot.com/key/b/OL5218098M.rdf (replace the key  
> with any openlibrary item key)
>   - http://olrdf.appspot.com/isbn/2070394433.rdf (replace the ISBN  
> with any isbn10 or isbn13 value)
>
> You can read more about this wrapper here : http://mondeca.wordpress.com/2009/01/05/openlibrary-api-rdf-wrapper-on-google-app-engine/
>
> Please let me know if you have any feedback on this; I would be more  
> than happy to provide the python code to anyone interested,  
> especially the folks at OpenLibrary if they want to host it.
>
> Best,
> Thomas
> Thomas Francart
> CTO
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