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Re: Memento update

From: Kingsley Idehen <kidehen@openlinksw.com>
Date: Fri, 19 Mar 2010 16:44:56 -0400
Message-ID: <4BA3E248.9080106@openlinksw.com>
To: Herbert Van de Sompel <hvdsomp@gmail.com>
CC: Linked Data community <public-lod@w3.org>
Herbert Van de Sompel wrote:
> Hi all,
> A while ago, there was some discussion about Memento (Time Travel for 
> the Web) on the list. A lot has happened since then, and here is a 
> summary:
> (*) A few improvements have been made to the technical framework.  
> Most notably, all of the concerns related to web caching have been 
> addressed such that the framwork now takes maximal advantage of the 
> existing caching infrastructure. Overviews of the framework are 
> available via http://www.mementoweb.org/guide/.
> (*) A demonstrator was built that shows how Memento concepts can be 
> applied to Linked Data. It consists of:
> - An archive at Los Alamos of the previous versions of the DBpedia 
> dataset that exposes a Memento TimeGate (datetime negotiable resource) 
> for each subject resource.
> - An HTTP Link header pointing from each (current) DBpedia subject URI 
> to the appropriate TimeGate. Many thanks to Chris Bizer, Kingsley 
> Idehen, and Mitko Iliev for making this happen!
> This set-up allows "follow your nose" HTTP navigation across versions 
> of DBepdia descriptions. A suggested demonstration is described at 
> http://www.mementoweb.org/demo/. Our LDoW 2010 paper (available at 
> http://arxiv.org/abs/1003.3661) <http://arxiv.org/abs/1003.3661%29> 
> describes the concepts and the demonstrator. 
> (*) There is now a Memento plug-in available for FireFox. It allows 
> setting a date to browse the Web with. The plug-in and a suggested 
> demonstration is available via http://www.mementoweb.org/demo/.
> (*) There is a Memento plug-in available for the MediaWiki platform. 
> See http://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Extension:Memento . If you run one, 
> please install it an let us know the URI for the Wiki.
> (*) Some major Web Archives have started working towards Memento 
> support. See http://www.mementoweb.org/events/IA201002/.
> We are very interested in your feedback. Note that there is a Memento 
> list at http://groups.google.com/group/memento-dev/.
> Greetings from the Memento Team (Herbert Van de Sompel, Michael 
> Nelson, Robert Sanderson, Luydmilla Balakireva, Scott Ainsworth, 
> Harihar Shankar)
> ==
> Herbert Van de Sompel
> Digital Library Research & Prototyping
> Los Alamos National Laboratory, Research Library
> http://public.lanl.gov/herbertv/
> tel. +1 505 667 1267 

Great stuff!

BTW -- Have you reached out to the Open Govt. Data projects across UK, 
US, Australia, Chile, and I assume many others in the works?



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