Trevor Thornton

active 5 years, 11 months ago



Trevor Thornton


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Short Bio

I am a Senior Applications Developer with NYPL Labs, where I am developing tools to manage and disseminate data about our archival collections. In a previous role I was part of NYPL's digital repository team, where I developed an application to create and manage metadata for digital objects. When I'm not working, I do other things. I try to make art when I can, and music when I have the time and inclination, but lately most of my time is taken up by work and fatherhood.

Interest in LODLAM

I'd like to share ideas about my project with other developers in order to get input and to learn from other people's work (and maybe even do the same for others).


Library, Archive, Humanities

Linked Open Data Projects

I am currently working with the Metropolitan New York Library Council on a proposed project to build a LOD-based discovery system for special collections resources relating to the history of New York City. The project would include gathering heterogenous metadata from a number of cultural heritage institutions, developing tools to transform the data into triples/quads (using a standardized set of vocabularies), and aggregating this data in triple store, over which a web-based search interface could be built. The goal is to provide a practical, working prototype of a system that uses linked data to facilitate research across multiple collections.


The New York Public Library