I am making updates to our systems in preparation for the initial publication of NEH/Mellon EBooks. Part of the project is to thoroughly integrate these EBooks with our collection, archives, IGCH, and related project databases. I still have some work to do, but should have the first EBooks ready next week.I updated the RDF model for our digitized Newell notebooks to conform to the model for our EBooks (Open Annotation) (there is one book published so far, the ANS Medals book by Miller). What this means is that mentions of IGCH, other scholars represented in our biographies site, and [soon] individual coins in Newell's notebooks will be made available through those other interfaces.
- You can click on individual pages where Newell notes IGCH1399, and the page will load in Archer.
- You can see a list of coin types from this hoard, and you can download the list of coin types or a full list of coins from the hoard (note that we aren't publishing our Greek coins that aren't connected to coin type URIs in nomisma.org's SPARQL endpoint).
On http://numismatics.org/authority/id/newell (an EAC-CPF authority record)
These already functioned --
- See a list of archival materials about Edward Newell
- (Fairly new) Several annotations in Miller's Medallic Arts of the ANS where he mentions Newell. You can click a link to go directly to a section.
- A social network graph showing Newell and his relations (also driven by SPARQL, detailed here).
- As before, you can get a list of archival materials about Noe
- Newell mentions Noe on two pages of a notebook
- Update the code for Mantis to display annotations about specific coins referenced in Newell's notebooks or our EBooks.
- Update the Pelagios exports for the Digital Library and Archer to make our EBooks and archival materials more broadly accessible to the ancient world community
- Build widgets into our Digital Library to pull data from our other systems
This interlinking will be inherent to the publication mechanism for our EBooks. When we publish the first several next week, the annotations will be available in Mantis, the Archer Biographies, IGCH, etc.
I will be discussing these things and more in my presentation at CAA in Oslo at the end of the month.