A bit belated, but on April 2nd, we organized a ‘datathon’: a one day event where we sat down with pizzas and laptops to link up multiple digital history datasets. The Dutch Ships and Sailors data was one of those datasets, other participants included Niels Ockeloen from the BiographyNet project, Albert Merono from the CEDAR project and Chris Dijkshoorn who brought Linked Data from the Naturalis and Rijksmuseum collections. External participants included Ivo Zandhuis from gemeentegeschiedenis.nl.
Linking and eating pizza
The end results are promising:
- 5000+ links from people in the BiographyNet RDF data to people in the Rijksmuseum RDF data.
- 2 links from Dutch Ships and Sailors to Rijksmuseum collections
- 61 links from Dutch Ships and Sailors Ranks to CEDAR Hisco ‘occupation’ URIs were made
- 1320 links of CEDAR municipalities (by Amsterdamse Code) to gemeentegeschiedenis.nl municipalities
- 33 links of ICONCLASS (used by Rijksmuseum) to HISCO occupations
We hope to expand this datacloud in the near future and show the added value of such an interconnected digital history cloud for historical research and the general public. You can read more at Albert’s blog or on the blog of Ivo Zandhuis’ Hic Sunt Leones