Ted Lawless

active 5 years, 10 months ago



Ted Lawless

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Short Bio

I am the Library Applications Developer at Brown University. I have been involved with library software applications such as VuFind, VIVO, Fedora Commons and a locally developed library delivery service called easyArticle. My interests lie in building tools to make the library work more efficiently and deliver better services to users.

Interest in LODLAM

I am interested in converting traditional library metadata and special collection data to begin using linked data as part of the normal workflows. If we are going to realize the promise of linked open data, then producers and curators of data should begin using it in their day-to-day work. I am interested in connecting with other people who have similar ideas and plans and perhaps find collaborators for future work.


Library, Academic, Research

Linked Open Data Projects

For the last nine months, I have been working full time on a VIVO implementation at Brown University. This has required me to look closely at ontologies, curation and maintenance issues around acquiring, merging and publishing linked data. Though this work is focused on data about researchers it has given me experience with linked data tools and many ideas for applying these skills and concepts to other metadata that the University Library has long created and maintained.


Brown University