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Adrian Gschwend is co-founder and manager of Zazuko GmbH, the Enterprise Linked Data specialist in Switzerland. He is also the founder of the Open Source collaboration project He has profound experience in Linked Data, knowledge management, open source software and project management and participates regularly in leading roles in projects with the Swiss government as well as EU projects In the past Adrian was lecturer and senior researcher at the E-Government Institute of the Bern University of Applied Sciences.

Interest in LODLAM

We develop aLOD as Open Source Software and are very interested in exchange with other potential users and applications outside the archival domain. We are in discussions with libraries in Switzerland and Germany. LODLAM would be a great event to meet more international practitioners within this domain.

We are also interested in extending our tools for community based contributions (a la wiki but domain specific), discussing existing or potential solutions in that domain would be very valuable.




Library, Archive, For-Profit, Research

Linked Open Data Projects

Archive Catalogs are not as valuable as they could be as they lack connections with the Web of Data. aLOD enables archival institutions to easily provide a high value catalogue as Linked Open Data, by providing open source software to interlink their catalog with other datasets as well as web based applications to easily access the catalog data.
aLOD is developed as Open Source Software by Zazuko since autumn 2014 in close collaboration with the Swiss Federal archive and the archives of four cantons (Basel, Geneva, Neuch√Ętel, Valais). It is run as a common platform and SPARQL endpoint where the partners experiment with providing archival data as Linked Data.
aLOD provides a innovative HTML5 frontend for accessing records. In 2017 we plan to adopt the upcoming Records in Contexts conceptual model as main data model for archival catalogues.

aLOD application:
Github for code & docker instructions: