It’s great to see that one of our favorite resources (an educational resource, a reference tool, and a great example of what linked data can do), Linked Jazz, being developed at the Pratt Institute School of Information and Library Science featured in a new EDUCAUSE Review Online case study by Leanora Lange and Maria Cristina Pattuelli.
From the Case Study:
Research into the possibilities for linked open data applications within digital scholarship remains wide open. While a number of research projects are currently exploring methods and tools to clean and open up data for use in linked open data environments, the field of digital scholarship lacks a critical mass of these efforts. To describe how a linked open data project works — and to call others to action — this article presents a case study of Linked Jazz, an education-focused project about jazz history in which team members research and develop applications of linked open data and encourage others to become involved in related scholarship.
Linked Jazz is a research project based at the Pratt Institute School of Information and Library Science that explores the application of linked open data to materials held or curated by libraries, archives, and museums. Linked Jazz focuses on jazz history, but the tools and methods developed by the team are meant to be domain-agnostic.
Linked Jazz is an educational project at its core. It approaches linked open data research in a way that provides educational opportunities for all participants, from the project team to the volunteers completing tasks on our crowdsourcing tool, while ultimately aiming to contribute to the larger landscape of linked open data research.
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