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Re: ANN: Spanish National Library Linked Data and MARiMbA, a tool for librarians

From: Paola Di Maio <paola.dimaio@gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 15 Feb 2012 15:56:47 +0000
Message-ID: <CAMXe=SqFKUec0UvwyoWBm+5mmt_PYPfHHJtyk_jD4y90GZFxzA@mail.gmail.com>
To: Daniel Vila <dvila@delicias.dia.fi.upm.es>
Cc: semantic-web@w3.org
Daniel and all

thanks for the update.

Just a short comment on list rather than off list as I hope it can
be useful feedback for future reference.

I sometimes upload small news items to wordlwide news services, and would
like to produce more sw related newsitems if they could be made relevant,
so the short 'press release' format below is great.

However, in reading it, I realise how little
the info below actually means to anyonw who is not a SW researcher (or has
a different angle on SW research)

(Apologies for repeating myself)

I mean:

The SPARQL endpoint is available at [2].
> The RDF generation from MARC 21 records was done using our tool MARiMbA
> [3], which allows non-technical users to work on the mappings from MARC21
> metadata to RDF using different RDFS/OWL vocabularies.


uh? the only word a generic audience would understand
is probably 'non technical users'

:-)

If a related information note could be written with a non sw researcher
audience in mind, maybe it would be easier to write about it/distribute the
news/attempt an intelligent conversation about the news

For example, answring the question:

what can people do now that could not do before?
how ?
with what benefits?
what's the technology behind it?

it sometimes helps to get children below 12 years
old to help us find the right words, at least, that is one of the tricks we
use in science communication

it is generally not a good idea to get geeks to try to write up a piece of
info for a non geek, because the latter is likely not to be able to makes
sense of it

Let me know, also offlist, if I can help
translate the news

interested to understand  more of what has been done

with friendship :-)

PDM








On Mon, Feb 13, 2012 at 5:57 PM, Daniel Vila
<dvila@delicias.dia.fi.upm.es>wrote:

> [Apologies for cross-postings]
>
> The Ontology Engineering Group, within the context of its Linked Data
> projects, is pleased to announce that the datos.bne.es [1] initiative has
> been launched.
> datos.bne.es is an open initiative aimed at enriching the Web of Data
> with library data from the Spanish National Library. The SPARQL endpoint is
> available at [2].
>
> The RDF generation from MARC 21 records was done using our tool MARiMbA
> [3], which allows non-technical users to work on the mappings from MARC21
> metadata to RDF using different RDFS/OWL vocabularies.
>
> This initiative is part of the project “Linked data at the BNE”, supported
> by the BNE in cooperation with the Ontology Engineering Group (OEG) at the
> Universidad Politécnica de Madrid (UPM).  With this initiative, the BNE
> takes the challenge of publishing bibliographic and authority data in RDF,
> following the Linked Data Principles and under the CC0 (Creative Commons
> Public Domain Dedication) open license. Thereby, Spain joins the
> initiatives that libraries from countries such as the United Kingdom and
> Germany have recently launched.
>
> Approximately 2.4 million bibliographic records have been transformed into
> RDF. They are modern and ancient monographies, sound-recordings and musical
> scores. Besides, 4 million authority records of persons, corporate names,
> uniform titles and subjects have been transformed. The transformation
> process has generated around 58 million RDF triples and about 600K
> owl:sameAs links to other datasets such as DBPedia or VIAF. More
> information can be found in the DataHub entry [3]
>
> Best Regards,
>
> Daniel, Asun, and Boris
>
> [1] http://datos.bne.es
> [2] http://datos.bne.es/sparql
> [3] http://thedatahub.org/dataset/datos-bne-es
> [4] http://mayor2.dia.fi.upm.es/oeg-upm/index.php/en/downloads/228-marimba
>
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