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

From: Daniel Vila <dvila@delicias.dia.fi.upm.es>
Date: Thu, 16 Feb 2012 16:10:29 +0100
Message-ID: <CAEiZzvz0roB99p9A==zEVuqKqfLMO-Bf1QjTJ3ZOsEb_C8USWQ@mail.gmail.com>
To: paoladimaio10@googlemail.com, semantic-web@w3.org
Hi Paola,


El 15 de febrero de 2012 16:56, Paola Di Maio <paola.dimaio@gmail.com>escribió:

Daniel and all
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> thanks for the update.
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> Just a short comment on list rather than off list as I hope it can
> be useful feedback for future reference.
>

Short comment?

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> 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.
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> 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)
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> I mean:
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> 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'
>
> :-)
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> 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
>

With friendship as always, it would be great if you could contact and let
us understand your point of view (offline).

Daniel



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> On Mon, Feb 13, 2012 at 5:57 PM, Daniel Vila <dvila@delicias.dia.fi.upm.es
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>> [Apologies for cross-postings]
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>> 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].
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>> 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.
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>> 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.
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>> 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]
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>> Best Regards,
>>
>> Daniel, Asun, and Boris
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>> [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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