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LODLAM Summit and Digital Humanities Conference

Matt Miller recently represented Linked Jazz at the third international Linked Open Data in Libraries, Archives and Museums (LODLAM) summit held in Sydney, Australia in collaboration with the Digital Humanities (DH2015) conference. At Digital Humanities 2015, he presented current Linked Jazz work by Cristina Pattuelli, himself, and Karen Hwang: Accidental Discovery, Intentional Inquiry: Leveraging Linked Data to Uncover the Women of Jazz.


North American Symposium on Knowledge Organization

Linked Jazz team affiliate Hilary Thorsen recently represented the project at the NASKO conference held at the University of California, Los Angeles. Her presentation, Ontologies in the Time of Linked Data, was co-authored by Cristina Pattuelli and addresses some of the methodological concerns associated with the creation and use of ontologies in the world of Linked Open Data.

Women in Jazz Wikipedia Edit-a-thon

Our recent Women of Jazz Wikipedia Edit-A-Thon at the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts focused on filling the gaps of Wikipedia’s coverage of female musicians. Participants contributed to existing Wikipedia pages, as well as adding several new pages: Pauline Braddy, Carol Chaikin, Zena Latto, Carline Ray, Tomeka Reid, Erica von Kliest, The DarlinettesDeborah Weisz, and Rigler-Deutsch Index.

Linked Jazz thanks everyone that participated, as well as the New York Public Library for hosting the event. A special thank you to Leanora Lange and NYPL’s Bob Kosovsky for their organizational efforts.

Join us for the Women of Jazz Edit-A-Thon!


Do you love jazz, blues, funk and anything in between? Are you frustrated by the gender bias in Wikipedia? Or maybe you love Linked Data?

Join us for the Women of Jazz Wikipedia Edit-A-Thon! Members of Linked Jazz will give you a crash course in Wikipedia and help you fill in the gaps of Wikipedia’s coverage of musicians who are women. No Wikipedia editing experience necessary. Just bring your passion and we’ll help you do the rest!

Date: Saturday, May 30th
Time: 12-5pm
Location: New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, Third Floor Screening Room (40 Lincoln Center Plaza, New York, NY, 10023)
Please bring: A laptop, your NYPL library card, and a digital camera. (These will help you do research at the library!)

Informal gathering to follow in Damrosch Park, just outside the library.

For further information, see Wikipedia, NYPL’s website, and Meetup. You can also find us on Twitter @LinkedJazz (we’ll be using the hashtag #WomenOfJazz).

We hope to see you on May 30th!

Linked Jazz at Yale

Matt Miller will be visiting Yale tomorrow (May 13) to give a talk about Linked Jazz. The talk will take place at 2 pm at the Bass Library in room 101 and is open to the public. Yale Institutions are on the forefront of producing linked open data (for example, the Yale Center for British Art), so it’s sure to be an informative exchange of ideas and experiences. More information on the Yale Library calendar.

Linked Jazz at Harvard

lIcB9m63Cristina Pattuelli and Matt Miller traveled to Boston and gave a guest talk  at Harvard University. The presentation entitled The Making of the Linked Jazz Project  focused on the development phases of Linked Jazz. In the afternoon, Cristina and Matt  advised about methods and best practices for upcoming linked data initiatives at Harvard. More info on the Harvard University Library calendar.

Linked Jazz welcomes visiting scholar Javier Calzada-Prado

javierc-pLinked Jazz is excited to welcome Javier Calzada-Prado, visiting scholar from the Library & Information Science Department of the Carlos III University of Madrid (UC3M). Javier will be working with the Linked Jazz team on a research project focused on linked open data, education and cultural heritage. His three month residency with us is funded by the Spanish Ministry of Education.

Dr. Calzada-Prado holds a PhD in Library & Information Science from Carlos III University of Madrid, a Bachelor’s Degree in Library & Information Science from León University and a Master’s Degree in Documentation from Carlos III University of Madrid. He is currently Assistant Professor at the Library & Information Science Department of the University Carlos III of Madrid (Spain). His research activity focuses on exploring innovative services aimed at facilitating learning and research in different environments and ultimately conducive to impact and boost the creation of new knowledge and innovation.

For more details, please visit his website.

Linked Jazz at Code4Lib 2015

Two members of the Linked Jazz team will lead sessions at this year’s Code4Lib conference in Portland, Oregon.

Matt Miller, representing NYPL Labs, will lead a preconference workshop on Feb. 9 called “Visualizing Library Data.”

Bill Levay will give a talk on Feb. 10, “A Semantic Makeover for CMS Data,” focusing on his experience working with metadata from Tulane’s Hogan Jazz Archive Photography Collection as part of the Linked Jazz project.

Ecco!, a New Tool for Collaborative Named-Entity Resolution

Ecco!, a new tool from Linked Jazz

Ecco! is a Linked Open Data (LOD) application for entity resolution. It is designed to disambiguate and reconcile named entities with URIs from authoritative sources.

Most notably, this system lowers the barrier for non-programmers who want to actively contribute to the production of high-quality linked data through a user-friendly and collaborative platform.

Ecco! was recently demoed at the 2014 International Conference on Dublin Core and Metadata Applications in Austin.

For more information, visit the Ecco! page.