I am an associate professor at the School of Information and Library Science at Pratt Institute, New York, where I teach courses on knowledge organization and art documentation with an emphasis on GLAM Linked Open Data. I lead Linked Jazz, a project investigating the application of Linked Open Data technology to primary sources in the performing arts.
|Interest in LODLAM||
I would like to share ideas and experiences with creating LOD personal name vocabularies and the use of crowdsourcing to enhance LOD datasets. I would welcome the opportunity to collaborate with others doing similar work. I also care deeply about educating LIS students in LOD technology and applications for cultural heritage and would be interested in discussing possible strategies for engaging the next generation of library and information professionals in LODLAM.
|Linked Open Data Projects||
I am working on the Linked Jazz Project, an ongoing project focused on the application of LOD principles and technologies to jazz history archives. We are currently focusing on mashing up our dataset with other domain specific LOD datasets (e.g., Carnegie Hall’s performances dataset, Columbia University’s J-DISC, etc.) as well as converting a major open source jazz discography into LOD to be later incorporated into our dataset. We have recently added a new tool to the Linked Jazz toolkit called Ecco!, which facilitates personal name remediation in a collaborative and user-friendly way.