We are pleased to announce the introduction of the Semantic Lab at Pratt, which will serve as a testbed and incubator for the development of novel methodologies and tools for the application of semantic technologies to libraries, archives, and museums. Linked Jazz will now find its new home under The Semantic Lab collective, along with new projects, including DADAlytics. We appreciate your continued interest and support as we expand the Linked Jazz semantic work in new directions.
The School of Information at Pratt Institute will develop a prototype of DADAlytics, a modular tool that performs supervised entity extraction from archival documents for generating linked open datasets, lowering barriers to entry for institutions seeking to create linked open data from archival materials. This project will build on previous work to develop the Linked Jazz Transcript Analyzer, extending that tool’s functionality and making it more widely available for use by other institutions.
Grant funds will support the research and data gathering needed to inform the redesign and reengineering of the tool, including an environmental scan, a series of meetings with key stakeholders and the development of a prototype.
IMLS National Leadership Grant for Libraries, National Digital Platform – Planning Grant
“We are thrilled that the IMLS will be supporting a project in the heart of New York City at Pratt Institute’s School of Information: Dr. Cristina’s Pattuelli’s project “DADAlytics: A Tool to Steer Digital Culture Heritage to the Semantic Web.” We expect this project will lead to great insight and make significant progress in developing tools that help expose and connect the digital cultural heritage content held by libraries, archives and museums. This work will positively impact researchers, students, and anyone interested in discovering cultural heritage content through the web.”
- Dr. Anthony Cocciolo, Interim Dean, Pratt Institute School of Information.
Mentioned in a press release from Sen. Schumer’s office: http://bit.ly/2xscZkg
Dr. Michael Heller, jazz scholar and musicologist at University of Pittsburgh, positively reviewed the work of Cristina Pattuelli and Linked Jazz for the Journal of the American Musicological Society’s Fall 2016 issue.
“The Linked Jazz project is to be highly commended for actively developing new computational tools by which to aid jazz historical work. By closely defining the object of analysis, methodically developing appropriate digital tools, and doing so in close dialog with other current movements in information science (particularly LOD), the project is building a powerful and adaptable digital humanities tool with a tremendous degree of future potential. In addition, by making both the full data set and the source code of the software freely available through the open-source ‘MIT License,’ its designers make it possible for other programmers and researchers to build up-on those tools in any number of creative ways.”
- Michael C. Heller 
1. Heller, M.C. (2016). Review: Linked Jazz. Journal of the American Musicological Society, 69(3), 879-891. doi: 10.1525/jams.2016.69.3.879.
Linked Open Data in Libraries, Archives, and Museums (LODLAM) is one of the fastest growing areas of data development, offering users new and exciting avenues of creation, discovery, interaction, and analysis of digital cultural heritage content.
LIS 670 introduces the fundamental principles, best practices, and latest technologies behind Linked Data and the Semantic Web. The course will cover the lifecycle of linked data development — from data modeling to dissemination and consumption. Through a series of readings, guest speakers, and projects, students will explore how memory institutions and cultural organizations create and share Linked Open Data.
This course is taught by Dr. Cristina Pattuelli, Associate Professor at Pratt Institute School of Information, Director of the Linked Jazz Project, and Co-Chair of the 4th International LODLAM Summit.
Linked Jazz will be hosting a Wikipedia edit-a-thon event with the Jazz Education Network as part of JEN’s 8th Annual Conference in New Orleans. The event will center on New Orleans women in jazz and related styles, working to fill the gaps of Wikipedia’s coverage of musicians who are women. While conference registration is required to attend the event, we welcome contributions from remote editors!
Date: Friday, January 6, 2017
Time: 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm
We are pleased to announce that Hilary Thorsen and Cristina Pattuelli have published a chapter in the recent book Linked Data for Cultural Heritage (edited by Ed Jones and Michele Seikel) titled Linked Open Data and the Cultural Heritage Landscape. The volume includes chapters from an excellent set of contributors focused on linked data in the context of libraries, archives, and museums. See the details from Facet Publishing.
Linked Jazz Director Dr. Cristina Pattuelli has received a grant from the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Foundation to support the development of a core linked open dataset representing Louisiana-based jazz artists.
The work will be undertaken by the Linked Jazz team in collaboration with the Tulane University Digital Library, a unit of the Howard-Tilton Memorial Library of Tulane University, and will include resources from the Hogan Jazz Archives.
This is an exciting opportunity to expand the research of the Linked Jazz Project to the rich history and connections of the New Orleans jazz community.
Dr. Cristina Pattuelli and Matt Miller recently taught an intensive summer school course on Linked Open Data for Cultural Heritage at the University of Bologna, Department for Cultural Heritage, Ravenna Campus – May 16-20, 2016. The course focused on the principles and techniques of Linked Data as applied to cultural heritage institutions. Check out the course website, including an outline of course topics.