January 24, 2022

New Article: "Exhibit 3.0 Part 1 – An Open Source Software Platform for Publishing Linked Data"

The following article was co-authored by MacKenzie Smith, Research Director at MIT Libraries and Eric Miller, Founder and President of Zepheira. It’s Part I of a two-part series published on SemanticWeb.com. Part II will be published later this month.

It includes a couple of screenshots of Exhibit in action at LC.

Title: “Exhibit 3.0 Part 1 – An Open Source Software Platform for Publishing Linked Data”

From the Intro:

Individuals, communities and organizations increasingly require the ability to combine fragmented data sources into easily searched and navigated wholes.  From combining family playlists to merging scientific databases and spreadsheets, the need for integrating data and metadata from multiple sources into a single, Web-based publishing framework is increasing.


In response to this need, the MIT Simile project, a joint project between MIT Libraries, MIT Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Lab and the World Wide Web Consortium, spent the last decade developing and experimenting with new open source software tools for Web-based data publishing.  This led to the release of Exhibit, a JavaScript browser widget for searching, browsing, navigating and visualizing data. Exhibit lets Web site authors create dynamic publications of their data collections without resorting to complex programming, database or server technologies.

Read the Complete Article

See Also: Direct to “Live” Demo of NDIPP Database (as Seen in Screenshot #1)

See Also: Direct to LOC Prints and Photographs – Exhibit3 Staged Demo (as Seen in Screenshot #2)

About Gary Price

Gary Price (gprice@mediasourceinc.com) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. Before launching INFOdocket, Price and Shirl Kennedy were the founders and senior editors at ResourceShelf and DocuTicker for 10 years. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.