On May 2, 2022, Kathleen Christian and Franz Engel (HU Berlin) together with Denitsa Nenova (Takin.solutions Athens) will present the upcoming development of the transformation of Census data into Linked Open Data (LOD).
The Census team was invited by NFDI4Culture’s Working Group on Data Standards and Data Quality (Task Area 2) to the consortium’s second public, digital forum. In this forum, the focus is on frequently-occurring problems and questions relating to data quality. The starting point will be concrete scenarios drawn from research projects in the fields of art, music, media and theatre studies. The exchange at the event is intended to raise awareness of where problems with data quality arise, and how they can be tackled.
One of the central goals of the Census team is to make the extensive content of the database available as a LOD in the near future. The transformation is aimed at creating efficiency and simplification: first, the Census has the opportunity to refine the data model internally to create more accurate and more easily reusable data points, while maintaining the continuity of the project data model. Second, this transition allows the Census data to link to other LOD collections. Opening up the Census’s extremely rich and valuable art historical data as LOD aims to enable researchers to approach the data in different ways, and pursue new research goals by building upon or building upon the foundations of the Census in entirely new ways.