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EFCF-JEN Research Fellowship at the Smithsonian

We are pleased to announce that Linked Jazz Director Dr. Cristina Pattuelli has been awarded the 2016 Ella Fitzgerald Charitable Foundation-JEN Research Fellowship at the Smithsonian to support the project Women of Jazz: From the Archives to the Web of Jazz Data. The Fellowship will allow our team to build upon and expand our research on the incredible yet often overlooked contributions of women in jazz.

The EFCF-JEN Research Fellowship is generously supported by the Ella Fitzgerald Charitable Foundation and the Jazz Education Network.

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Launch of the New Linked Jazz Gender View

We’ve been experimenting with new ways to explore our relationship network, adding attributes to musicians the linked data way. The results of our first test launched today with a new gender view. What does gender distribution look like across interviews in our network? Who are the most talked about women and men? What can be gleaned about gender relationships in the jazz world? We hope by adding attributes, users and researchers can begin to pose new questions to our dataset. Take a look.

Read about the three different query techniques used to collect gender data from the LOD cloud, from DBpedia, MusicBrainz, and VIAF.

Linked Jazz at Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Studies

Project Director Cristina Pattuelli is speaking on a panel at the Radcliffe Workshop on Technology and Archival Processing. The session, entitled Connections and Context: A Moderated Conversation about Archival Processing for the Digital Humanities Generation, explores how new research methods in big data, born-digital, and digitized materials can improve access and context in archives. The workshop is taking placing April 4-5. Follow the conversation at #radtech16.

Upcoming Talk: Data for the Post-Silo Age – Projects from Linked Jazz

Karen Hwang, Molly Reese-Lerner, and Hannah Sistrunk will be speaking at the Pratt School of Information Speakeasy, a talk series presented by the Pratt SI student chapter of the Association for Information Science and Technology (ASIS&T) on March 23 (6pm) at the Pratt Manhattan campus in New York City. They will be presenting on their ongoing research as part of the Linked Jazz Project to develop methodologies for working with Linked Data including semantic enrichment of the Linked Jazz social network with gender data and gender-driven visualization views and Linked Data integration with Carnegie Hall jazz performance data.

Ontology Building for Linked Open Data: A Pragmatic Perspective

Our team has published a new paper in the Controlled Vocabularies and the Semantic Web Special Issue of the Journal of Library Metadata — available open access. Authored by Cristina Pattuelli, Alexandra Provo, and Hilary Thorsen, this paper explores the process of creating ontologies in the Linked Open Data landscape and describes the methodological steps in building an ontology as exemplified by the knowledge representation requirements of Linked Jazz.

Check out the Papers & Presentations page of this site for access to more of our work.

The Linked Jazz Conceptual Model

Diagram of the Linked Jazz conceptual model.


Art Institute of Chicago’s Linked Visions

We thank The Art Institute of Chicago for their mention of Linked Jazz as an inspiration in their beautifully designed digital interactive visualization Whistler and Roussel Linked Visions.

Whistler and Roussel Linked Visions is an exhibition and accompanying interactive website demonstrating the professional collaboration between artists Theodore Roussel and James McNeill Whistler. Representing the artistic innovation of these artists and their shared network of art collaborators and critics, the exhibition includes an interactive digital display of this network. The visualization includes portraits, biographies, related art works, and representations of different types of connections or relationships between people. It is a powerful tool in exploring the nature and history of this artistic network.

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.